Mystic Aquarium makes for the perfect day trip (weekend getaways are great, too!). Enjoy the freedom of exploring both indoor and outdoor exhibits at your leisure where you’ll discover thousands of animals including beluga whales (the ONLY in New England!), African penguins, frogs, fish and more. Kids of all ages love getting their hands wet when touching sharks, stingrays or crabs and shriek with joy when they come face-to-face with any Aquarium animal. Countless opportunities to ‘dive deeper’ into discovery through hands-on and interactive exhibits; live presentations during animal training and feeding sessions and exciting shows featuring California sea lions that demonstrate their natural behaviors and even 3-D adventures in two different theaters offers a little ‘something for everyone!’ Plus, special events and activities all year long make the Aquarium a destination worth revisiting often.