In keeping with our commitment to conservation, Mississippi Aquarium provides Eco-Friendly plates, napkins, cups, utensils, and table coverings. You are welcome to provide your own themed paper goods to include napkins, plates, cups & tablecloth. Note: straws and plastic utensils are not permitted.
The Aquarium provides aquatic-themed table decorations your choice Sea Life, Mermaid, Shark, Pirate. Parents can add some additional table decorations. Please contact Mississippi Aquarium Event Staff for approval before purchasing decorations. Refer to our list of restricted items below. You will have access to the party room 10 minutes in advance of scheduled party start time to Decorate. All decorations brought by you must be removed immediately following your party.
For the safety of our guests and animals, items not allowed on Mississippi Aquarium premises include but are not limited to:
- Balloons, confetti, streamers, noisemakers, straws, piñatas, decorative marbles, balls, frisbees, hackeysacks, riding toys, bug nets, plants/flowers, artificial flowers, grains, sand, gravel, fog machines, bubble machines, glass, saranwrap, skateboards, laser pointers, drones, whistles, yo-yo’s, sparklers/fireworks, pyrotechnics, knives, weapons
- No live animals of any type may be used in decorations including but not limited to centerpieces, party favors/goodie-bags (i.e., beta fish, goldfish, hermit crabs)
- No items may be nailed, screwed, or adhered to walls, floor, or exhibits. The placing of foreign objects into Aquarium exhibits is strictly prohibited. MSAQ reserves the right to refuse any decoration/themes that may be considered a health or safety problem or cause damage to the Aquarium property.
- No animals are permitted on Mississippi Aquarium premises, with the exception of pre-approved service animals.
*Service animals may be restricted to certain parts of the premises or banned altogether; please discuss with your Event Sales Manager.