Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Aquarium is counted among the nation’s leading aquariums with more than 300 species and an extensive collection of marine mammals, including New England’s only beluga whales. As a pioneer in offering guests a variety of up close animal encounters, Mystic Aquarium showcases the living collections, science and conservation work of Sea Research Foundation through exhibits, demonstrations and educational programming.

Photo of beluga whale and guest at Mystic Aquarium

Plan a Visit

Photo of the beluga whale exhibit

Over 700,000 annual visitors are drawn to Mystic Aquarium’s charming animals and hands-on fun. Among other one-of-a-kind opportunities, guests can enjoy a sea lion show, scoop a sea star, feed sting rays and touch sharks. More>

Why settle for looking at beluga whales and African penguins when you can touch them? Your participation in our encounter programs provides a memorable experience and helps care for our animals and preserve those in the wild for all to cherish. More>

Educational Programs

Photo of SeaSchool program

Mystic Aquarium takes learning to another level, making the joys of conserving our ocean planet and discovering our underwater world easy and fun for students and teachers alike. Traveling teachers, an in-house licensed preschool and on-site programming offer a diverse range of age-specific educational initiatives. More>

Private Events

Photo of a wedding held at Mystic Aquarium

Special events become more memorable when you host them at Mystic Aquarium. From weddings to corporate events, evening cocktail receptions and even a party catered in your home – let the aquarium’s award-winning Ocean Blue Catering team design a special event for you. More>