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  • One of southeastern Connecticut’s premiere tourist destinations
  • Mystic Aquarium also supports scientific research and conservation efforts
  • A variety of educational programs are offered


Founded in 1973, the Mystic Aquarium is one of the premiere tourist destinations in southeastern Connecticut with exhibits featuring beluga whales, penguins, sea lions, sharks, and more. Mystic Aquarium also sponsors scientific research into aquatic animal husbandry and health, offers scientific educational activities, promotes conservation efforts (especially those in Long Island Sound), and seeks to be an international source of zoological, aquatic and marine-life science information within the scientific and academic communities.

Who’s it for?

Companies looking to support Mystic Aquarium’s efforts or assist in its endeavors.


To inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research.

Resources & Services

Educational Programs

Mystic Aquarium provides formal and informal educational programs for all ages, including a Sea School preschool and school/youth group visits. It also provides a wealth of online resources and virtual conservation education programs.

Conservation Programs

Mystic Aquarium offers a team of marine mammal experts and maintains a suite of conservation programs, including laboratory and field research into aquatic animal health, an “Ocean Ambassador” program for volunteer citizen scientists, and research in conservation and sustainability topics.


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