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Visit Essentials

Hours of Operation

January 2 – February 14: 10:00am to 4:50pm
February 15 – March 31: 9:00am to 4:50pm
April 1 – September 7: 9:00am to 5:50pm
September 8 – November 30: 9:00am-4:50pm
December 1 – December 24: 10:00am – 4:50pm
December 26 – December 31: 9:00am – 4:50pm

Open daily (except for Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Open until 9:00pm  for Summer Nights every Monday starting July 6 until August 31

Once inside, guests may visit ten additional minutes after last ticket sale. 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

Now Showing in the Foxwoods Marine Theater – Mystic Aquarium’s California Sea Lions are the star of every show! Our staff dedicates themselves tirelessly to the well-being of our animals. While we are proud that educational information on sea lions is delivered with your entertainment in mind, many of the behaviors exhibited by the animals in the show are an important part of animal care and enrichment.  The husbandry behaviors you see also enable our animal care professionals to provide regular health assessments and medical care when.

Showtimes are subject to change


Mystic Aquarium Map

Penguins Cafe

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. With indoor seating and a dedicated seasonal outdoor dining area. The Penguins Cafe offers a tasty break; allowing you to fuel up form even more Aquarium fun.

Penguins Cafe food service provided by Lancer Hospitality.

Gift Store

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.