May 12 & 13, 2018 - Mother's Day- Mothers get in FREE with the purchase of a full price Mystic Aquarium ticket.

May 26-28, 2018 - Memorial Day Weekend - Family members with U.S. Military ID receive a discount Mystic Aquarium ticket when each shows their IDs. Some restrictions may apply. 

June 9, 2018 - Connecticut Open House Day - Mention Connecticut Open House Day to receive a $6 discount Mystic Aquarium ticket, good up to four people. Some restrictions may apply.

Now through December 31, 2018 - Connecticut SNAP EBT card holders who show their EBT card and a valid matching ID can receive FREE Mystic Aquarium admission for themselves and up to four guests. They may also purchase tickets for $5 each for up to three additional guests who accompany them. 

No word yet on 2018. July 1 - 31, 2017 -  Free admission  will be offered for United States Military Veterans and Active-Duty Service. Family members with a U.S. Military Dependent ID receive a discounted admission. Valid military I.D.

If you have your ticket validated before you leave the Mystic Aquarium on the day you bought the ticket, you can visit the aquarium for TWO more consecutive days for FREE.

Foxwoods Rewards cardholders receive a discount for up to four people. 

A Mystic Pass gives you admission to both the Mystic Aquarium and the Mystic Seaport. It also includes discounts at local hotels, restaurants and stores.
If you have a group of 10+ people, you qualify for a group rate. Reservations are required for this rate.

AAA members can receive Mystic Aquarium discount tickets at the local AAA offices.

Feinstein Card holders can receive one FREE ticket for the child whose name is on the card and one accompanying adult.The card can be used 3 times. Some restrictions may apply.

Mystic Aquarium offers their own promotions and discounts such as lunch for $1 when you purchase your tickets online. These can be found on their website.

A military Mystic Aquarium discount is offered every day for all United States military personnel (active, retired, or veteran) with proper ID. Some restrictions may apply. 

Guests that have a Big Y card may receive a Mystic Aquarium discount on general admission for up to four people. Show card at time of purchase. Some restrictions may apply.

Some libraries in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts participate in a Library Pass to Mystic Aquarium. Guests can check out this pass at their local library and show it at the ticket counter to receive a discount off admission.  

 Visitors to the Mystic Aquarium can see seals.

Visitors to the Mystic Aquarium can see seals.

Get cheap tickets at Mystic Aquarium with AARP. Members can save on adult, senior and child admission or save on a new membership.

You can sign up for an email newsletter for the Mystic Aquarium. It will announce special promotions and discounts.

Hotel and ticket package deals are sometimes on Just type in the city and state and it will bring up the deals in that area.

Current promotions are shown on the aquarium's Twitter and Facebook page.

Local ads, newspapers and tourist guides may have coupons for the aquarium.

Memberships can save you money if you go to the Mystic Aquarium a few times. Memberships include FREE visits all year, FREE XE Motion Theater tickets, discount tickets for guests and more.

Some companies, associations and schools are part of the Partner Discount eStore and can receive discounted tickets. You can check with yours to see if they have some available.

Mystic Aquarium coupons, discounts, deals and specials are often for a limited time and have an expiration date.

Mystic CT Aquarium Information

Address:  55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, Connecticut 06355  

Phone:  1-860-572-5955  


About Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Aquarium is the only AZA-accredited aquarium in Connecticut and one of the nation’s finest aquariums.

The Connecticut aquarium offers exhibits such as Birds of Prey, Birds of the Outback, Beluga Whales, African Penguins, Jellies: The Ocean in Motion, Fish and More, Sea Lions and Seals and Challenge of the Deep.  In addition, they have a Marine Theater Show featuring California sea lions and a 3D movie called Animal Adventure.

The Beluga Whales exhibit is a one-acre outdoor exhibit with 750,000 gallons of water.  It offers three twenty foot long underwater windows and other windows that lean into the water. Another unique exhibit is Crittercam that the Mystic Aquarium does with the National Geographic Museum.  Guests can see an animal’s eye view as they see video recordings that are worn by various animals.  The aquarium also offers feeding times for the sharks, rays and at the Discovery labs.

Mystic Aquarium Details

Regular admission prices are Adults $36.99, Seniors (60 and up) $31.99, Youth (ages 13- 17) $30.99, Children (3-12) $26.99, Children 2 and under FREE, Seniors $29.99.

Parking is FREE.

Birds of the Outback charges an extra charge. The fee entitles you to a millet seed stick to feed the birds.

Mystic Aquarium is open everyday with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Hours are from December to February - 10am - 4:50pm
March - 9 am - 4:50 pm
April to October - 9am - 5:50pm
November - 9am - 4:50pm

Guests are permitted to stay until one hour after closing time.


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