Mystic Aquarium, Arctic Coast Exhibit

Mystic, Connecticut


The Arctic Coast Exhibit provides a 750,000 gallon habitat for beluga whales and harbor seals and is the pivotal entry exhibit for Mystics $50 million aquarium redevelopment project. It replicates a geologic transect of the Alaskan Cook Inlet with its precipitous coastline, cobble beach and rocky shore tidal areas.

Project credits: John Swanson, Principal, Lead Designer; Fred Redmon, Project Manager,Architect while with Portico, Inc. Developed in Conjunction with Lyons, Zaremba, Inc., Rhodes, Dahl & Cesar Pelli Architect.