Mississippi Aquarium | Aquatic Wonders of the Gulf

Opening in Gulfport in 2019.
Located on 5.8 acres of beachfront property.
A sprawling campus of indoor and outdoor exhibits.
Celebrating Mississippi's unique marsh and gulf environments.

Discover a world of natural wonders, right in your backyard.

2100 E Beach Blvd. • Gulfport, Mississippi 39501

For general inquiries, please send all questions to  INFO@MSAQUARIUM.ORG.

Connect to the living world beneath the surface.

Captivating the imagination through engaging experiences with aquatic wildlife.
Inspiring guests of all ages to discover the world of wonder that lives just below the surface.
Creating a love for the coastal environment through
interactive learning programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’d like to work/volunteer/intern at the Mississippi Aquarium. Where do I start?

The Aquarium will provide careers, internships and volunteer opportunities for those looking to gain exciting, hands-on experience and give back to our community. We will be posting openings on the Careers page of our website. Please check back often to see which opportunities best suit your interests.

Where is the Mississippi Aquarium located?

The Mississippi Aquarium is located at 2100 E Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39501.

How big is the Mississippi Aquarium?

The aquarium will contain 1 million gallons of both salt and fresh water. Sitting on 5.8 acres, the aquarium contains over 80,000 square feet of exhibits connected by landscaped walkways with plantings representing all seven Physiographic Regions of Mississippi.

When will the Mississippi Aquarium open?

The Mississippi Aquarium is opening in 2019.

What kind of animals will live at the Mississippi Aquarium?

Species that live at the Mississippi Aquarium cover water, land and air, specifically including: Alligators, River Otters, River Fish, Dolphins, Stingrays, Shorebirds.

Mississippi Aquarium Facts & Figures

The entry fountain will be

65 Feet tall

same as the Biloxi Lighthouse

The Gulf strata viewing window will be

21 Feet High

The “Gulf Tunnel” will be


Surrounding you with sea life

the campus will be

10x larger

than the Barksdale Pavilion

More than


of non-toxic plants

The landscape will be a

Natural Food Source

for birds & butterflies

Every drop of water will be filtered

16 times per day

The Aquarium’s exterior habitats are

1,600 Feet long

That’s 4.5 football fields!

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