Update browser for a secure Made experience

It looks like you may be using a web browser version that we don't support. Make sure you're using the most recent version of your browser, or try using of these supported browsers, to get the full Made experience: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge.

Get Tickets

General Admission

We look forward to seeing you

General Admission: Find Tickets

Start Saving Now

Discounts & promotions

Start Saving Now: See Discounts

Animal Encounters

Get up close with our animals

Animal Encounters: Learn More

By supporting our Animal Parent program you are helping Mystic Aquarium achieve our global mission to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet. Your donation does an ocean of good!

Basic $75

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Infographic poster
  • Plush toy of your species

Adopt Today

Premium $150

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Infographic poster
  • Plush toy of your species
  • Two general admission tickets to Mystic Aquarium

Adopt Today

Premier $300

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Infographic poster
  • Plush toy of your species
  • A one-year Family Membership to Mystic Aquarium

Adopt Today

Supreme $500

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Infographic poster
  • Plush toy of your species
  • A one-year Family Membership and an animal encounter with the adopted species

Adopt Today

Program Details & FAQs

Do I adopt a a specific animal?

No, the Animal Parent program is a symbolic adoption. All purchases support the animal residents at Mystic Aquarium.

How quickly will my animal parent package arrive?

The package usually ships within 10 business days. Please let us know if you have a rush situation. Rush is not available during certain times of the year. Additional charges will apply for rush order and international orders.

May I adopt on site at the Aquarium?

You can purchase a basic level adoption kit through the membership booth. All six species are available.

Do I actually get to take the animal home with me?

No. The Animal Parent program is a symbolic adoption and the animal will remain at Mystic Aquarium.

How do I adopt an animal for someone else?

Begin by selecting the level you would like. Then you will be given the option to provide the recipient’s name and where you would like the package shipped.

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Please email Development@MysticAquarium.org or 860.572.5955 ext 518.