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Visit Essentials

Hours of Operation

January 1st – February 15: 10:00am to 4:50pm
February 16 – March 31: 9:00am to 4:50pm
April 1 – September 2: 9:00am to 5:50pm
September 3 – November 30: 9:00am to 4:50pm
December 1 – December 24: 10:00am to 4:50pm
December 26 – December 31: 9:00am to 4:50pm

Open daily (except for Thanksgiving and Christmas)

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.


Mystic Aquarium Map

Penguins Cafe

You can really work up an appetite while you’re here! Penguins Café offers a variety of food options that cater to every palate. You’ll find a family-friendly menu featuring pizza, burgers, chicken tenders, fries and more. We have several healthier options too like salads or even a quick snack.

With limited indoor seating, an outdoor dining area (available seasonally) and a picnic area outside by our auxiliary parking, you can fuel up for even more fun at Mystic Aquarium.

Gift Store

Looking for something fun and frivolous? Maybe classy and practical? You’ll find that and more at the Mystic Aquarium Gift Store. You can even shop online!

While at Mystic Aquarium we make finding the perfect gift easy, we also make it gratifying. Proceeds go toward the Aquarium’s mission programs including Animal Care, Education, Conservation and Research.