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Delivering an awe-inspiring experience that supports animal research and conservation and instill a passion for the aquatic world.

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Reaching the hearts and minds of all guests by connecting them with the planet's most precious ecosystems is the driving force behind Mississippi Aquarium's Education Department.


Making the connection with the aquatic world through education, biology and conservation inspires individuals, families and communities to be empowered to take action for conservation.


Through our education and conservation programs, we will touch the hearts and open the minds that will ignite curiosity and ultimately guide or guests to be good stewards of the community.

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

2100 E Beach Blvd. Gulfport, Mississippi 39501
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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

When will Mississippi Aquarium open?

The Mississippi Aquarium is opening in late 2019/early 2020.

What kind of animals will live at Mississippi Aquarium?

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

How big is 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.

I’d like to work/volunteer/intern at 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 Mississippi Aquarium located?

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

Mississippi Aquarium Facts & Figures

The entry fountain will

Stand Taller than

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!