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Visitor Experience

The guest experience has been modified to accommodate social distancing in accordance with the Governor’s Reopen Connecticut Plan.

Practice Social Distancing sign
entry process
  • Guests should remain in their vehicles until approximately 10 minutes (maximum) prior to their purchased entry time, and enter the temperature screening queue to the right of the main entrance, keeping social distance from other guests.
  • Proof of membership and other credentials will be checked prior to entering the temperature screening area.
  • Proceed as directed to mandatory temperature screening.
  • Once inside the Aquarium, guests will see markers throughout the campus to ensure one-way traffic flow and social distancing of 6 feet.

Enter at the main entrance follow pathway to the right to experience:

  • Arctic Coast habitat featuring beluga whales
  • Pacific Northwest habitat to experience harbor seals, spotted seals, Northern fur seals and Steller sea lions
  • Penguin Pavilion
  • Marsh Trek
  • Exit back through main gate

Guests are invited to take multiple loops through campus if they would like to enjoy the outdoor habitats while adhering to social distancing. 

  • Guests are strongly encouraged to remain with their party.
  • Additional sanitizing/ hand washing stations are located throughout the outdoor experience.
  • Outdoor concessions only.
Hand Sanitizer sign

We are thrilled to welcome guests back to Mystic Aquarium to provide a safe and enjoyable opportunity to reconnect with us and our ambassador animals. As these are trying and unprecedented times, all guests are asked to show mutual respect and courtesy for your fellow visitors and our staff, as we strive to provide a great experience and return some sense of normalcy to our daily life.