Weird & Wonderful exhibit opening at Mystic Aquarium

MYSTIC >> A lot of strange things happen beneath the waves, as you’ll find out in Mystic Aquarium’s new exhibit “Weird & Wonderful,” opening this Memorial Day weekend.

The new exhibit, spanning more than 1,000 square feet, will showcase some of nature’s most bizarre and fascinating creatures, according to aquarium officials.

“Unfathomably freaky and outlandishly odd,” says Mystic about species that include giant Japanese spider crabs, mudskippers, giant Pacific octopus, fish-eating anemone, large-nosed freshwater wonders like the paddlefish and warty frogfish. Additional exhibits include coral reefs and bio-fluorescents.

Bright, bold imagery and hands-on interactives enhance the guest experience, included with admission to the facility.