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Animals Up-Close

Encounters with the animals that call Mystic Aquarium home

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The only way to go behind the scenes with our penguin team!

Take this opportunity to experience the sights, sounds, and smells behind the scenes – see the nesting room, gain a glimpse of daily care activities, and get an inside look at what it takes to care for an African penguin.

Important Details

  • Maximum capacity is 4 participants. Each individual participant must have their own ticket.
  • Must be at least 6 years of age to participate.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult over the age of 18.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.
  • Duration of program is approximately 30 minutes.
  • Waiver must be completed before participating (a link will be provided in the confirmation email).
  • For the safety of our penguins and seals, please refrain from handling or interacting with other avian species prior to attending Penguin or Seal Programs. Please refrain from wearing clothing or footwear that has been worn around other avian species while attending Penguin or Seal Programs.

Peak Season Cost

Peak season is between February 01 - March 31, 2024

Members: $215
Non-members: $240

Off-Peak Cost

Members: $175
Non-members: $200

(Aquarium admission required but not included)


30 minutes

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