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Visit Essentials

Hours of Operation

10:00am to 6:00pm; last admission at 5:50pm.

Hours are subject to change without notice.

In the event of severe weather, please call 860.572.5955 or check our social media channels for updates.


Mystic Aquarium is located in Mystic just off Exit 90 on Interstate 95, about 10 miles east of New London along Connecticut’s southeastern shore.

Parking is always free.

Marine Theater Trainers And Sea Lions

Foxwoods Marine Theater Showtimes

Coming Soon…

Our California sea lion staff continues to dedicate themselves tirelessly to the animals’ well-being while our Foxwoods Marine Theater is under temporary closure.

You may not be able to see them demonstrate their incredible natural behaviors just yet, but you can see them in passing when you walk through the Marine Theater.


Saltwater Cafe

Outdoor Concessions Only

At our onsite cafe, you’ll find a family-friendly menu with made-to-order food options including burgers, flatbread pizzas, fresh salads and more plus a variety of snacks and beverages. The Saltwater Cafe offers a tasty break; allowing you to fuel up form even more Aquarium fun.

Saltwater Cafe food service provided by Lancer Hospitality.

Gift Store

Open Daily 11am to 6pm

At Mystic Aquarium, conservation and sustainability is at the core of our mission to care for and protect our ocean planet and beyond. That is why every aspect of our business – including the items sold in our Gift Store – embodies our eco-friendly initiative.

Shop from a diverse collection of aquarium-themed gifts made from recycled items including reusable bags, clothing, jewelry, home accents, plush animals, toys and more. We even have select items available through our online store.