The Mystic Aquarium is one of those perfect places to go no matter the season. There’s enough to do both indoors and outdoors. The aquarium is spread out, and much bigger than it looks! I was surprised! What’s cool is that if you get your ticket stamped before you leave, you can return the following day for free. So essentially your ticket gets you two days here!
There’s a huge indoor space full of aquariums, including a large glass sea lion viewing area. Upstairs is a theater where, at select times, there’s a sea lion show. Other indoor things include the ray touch pool, parts of the penguin encounter, the 4-D theater, a dinosaur exhibit, cafe, and gift shop.
The outside exhibits are beautiful, and a really nice walk. There’s a whole arctic area that includes a beluga whale, and even something called the marsh trek.
For an additional fee, guests can experience some really amazing animal encounters, like painting with a beluga whale! Other encounters include sea lions, seals, penguins, and stingrays.