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Visit Essentials

Hours of Operation

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hours are subject to change without notice.

For inclement 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.
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Foxwoods Marine Theater

Our staff dedicates themselves tirelessly to the well-being of the California sea lions in our care. 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 presentation are an important part of animal care and enrichment.

Aquarium Map

Saltwater Cafe

Centrally located in the main outdoor plaza, Saltwater Café features a seasonal menu of family-friendly and signature items from Chef Dennis.

Stop in for a cup of coffee and a pastry when you arrive, join us for a leisurely lunch of grill favorites or house-made pizza, or end your visit with an indulgent snack and a glass of wine.
Saltwater Café also boasts a rotational selection of grab & go salads, sandwiches, and snacks in addition to scratch-made kid’s meals and seasonal specialties!

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Saltwater 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.

Open Daily 10am to 5:00pm

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Magic Memories

Upon entering Mystic Aquarium, our friends from Magic Memories are ready to capture the excitement of your visit with a commemorative photo keepsake! For inquiries about the service or to view your photos online, visit

Magic Memories