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Animals Up-Close

Encounters with the animals that call Mystic Aquarium home

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Special Promotion: Buy one Marine Biologist For A Day Program and get 50% off one Trainer For A Day Program during the 2024 calendar year! Call us to learn more! (860) 572-5955 x221

Ever wanted to know what it takes to care for our sharks, rays, sea turtle, and other aquatic animals? With Mystic Aquarium’s Marine Biologist for a Day, guests get the opportunity to live a day in the life of our animal care experts! Guests will learn all the aspects of providing world-class care and welfare to our fish, reptiles, and amphibians through this hands-on behind-the-scenes experience.

Important Details

  • Encounter available for a maximum of 2 participants. All participants must be ticketed.
  • No flip-flops, open back, open toe, or high-heeled shoes. Sneakers are recommended. Please be advised that feet may get wet.
  • Must be at least 12 years of age to participate.
  • Seasonal availability.
  • Please Note: Due to the nature of this program and safety protocols in place, animal interactions may vary.
  • Waiver must be completed before participating (a link will be provided in the confirmation email).

Peak Season Cost

Peak season is between June 01 - June 30, 2024

Members: $670
Non-members: $720

Off-Peak Cost

Members: $550
Non-members: $600


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