Biomes Marine Biology Center…………… 295-4690
221 Shady Lea Rd., N. Kingstown.
Live animal educational programs (shark petting, tide pool tanks, reptile demonstrations, touch live sea creatures) for families, scouts, camps, school groups, day cares, and birthday parties, too. By appointment only.
Mystic Aquarium …… 860-572-5955
Exit 90 off I-95, Mystic, CT.
Explore the new Mystic Aquarium and embark upon an exciting adventure that will take you from shallow sunlit seas to the dark reaches of the deep ocean. Share the excitement of a full-scale oceanographic expedition at our dynamic new Challenge of the Deep exhibit or visit the Alaskan Coast exhibit, where you’ll get up-close to beluga whales and seals. New exhibits include Immersion Institute, PT 109, Swamp Things and opening this spring, Icons of the Sea, an incredible collection of model ships. Open daily. Admission: adults $15, seniors $14, children (3-12) $10, children 2 & under free.
New England Aquarium Exploration Center … 849-8430
In the Rotunda at Easton’s Beach, Newport. Loaded with live, hands-on exhibits with creatures native to Narragansett Bay. Weekly theme-related activities, live presentations, Beach Discovery walks. Open 10-4, 7 days a week, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission: $3 per person, kids under 3 free.