By: Kristen Clifford
My husband and I have taken our kids to the New England Aquarium, many times, but it just doesn’t compare to the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, CT. When I found out that our library had passes to the Mystic Aquarium, I was so excited! It’s about an 1.5 hours from where we live in Bridgewater, so we loaded up the car with lots to keep the kids busy during the ride and drove to CT.
The Mystic Aquarium is set up more like a zoo, where they have most of their exhibits outside.
When we got there we went to see the Beluga whales first. Every time we’ve gone to this aquarium they’ve had numerous workers a every exhibit with microphones to explain all about the animals and answer any questions you may have. They post all the animals feeding times so you can watch them get fed as well.
Outside they always have a big Marsh area which is full of tadpoles, frogs, and turtles.
I definitely think that Mystic is worth the drive. Also there is lots to do in the area, so you could easily spend the weekend there. Some of my favorite things to do in the area are Olde Mystic Village, which is just a cute little area full of shops, and Mystic Seaport, which is the nation’s leading maritime museum. A lot of Mystic Seaport Museum in outside along the water.