Mystic Aquarium

One of the nation's leading aquariums and home of famed ocean explorer Dr. Robert Ballard and his Institute for Exploration. Mystic Aquarium offers various hands-on and educational opportunities for students, scouts, and camp groups. Over 300 species of animals are featured in both indoor and outdoor exhibits, including New England’s only beluga whales, African penguins, clownfish and more. Roll up your sleeves to hand-feed stingrays, pet sharks, and touch reptiles. Explore ecosystems from around the globe at Exploration: Wild! Expand your mind at the National Geographic Theater with shows featuring the underwater world during the age of the dinosaurs or mysteries of the world. Enjoy a free show featuring California sea lions in the Foxwoods Marine Theater. 
Contact Info
55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT 06355. New London County. Tel: 860-572-5955 ext. 520. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours. Cost: Fee.
 SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Aquarium Lesson Plan

Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators in order to avoid being eaten? That an electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity to frighten away predators? Let students act like scientists to observe marine life while focusing on habitat, survival, and defense mechanisms.... Continue