Homeschool Days

Date: Sept 15, 2022 - Dec 07, 2023
Time: 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Dive into Homeschool at Mississippi Aquarium

Mississippi Aquarium welcomes homeschool families and groups to visit, explore, and participate in hands-on educational activities. Our themed programs are designed for students of all ages and are the perfect complement to any science curriculum.

Homeschool Rewards: The more you book the more you save.

Mississippi Aquarium is pleased to reward our dedicated Homeschoolers. Save up to 20% when you book more than one of our engaging Homeschool Days in the same transaction.

*Aquarium Members receive an additional 10% off

What Should Students Expect?

After check-in, students will meet with one of the Aquarium's educators who will introduce the week's topic. Students will then partake in hands-on, educational activity stations, supervised by an educator. Supplemental materials will be available to guide learning during the activity. There will be an opportunity to meet one of our animal ambassadors and tour the Aquarium at your leisure.

Limit 1 adult per 1-3 children
Limit 2 adults per 4 or more children

Additional adults are welcome to attend at the Group Admission
rate of $25.45 if purchased in advance.

Space is limited. We recommend you pre-register and purchase your tickets in advance.

Program Time

8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Offered on one
Thursday each month
8:40 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Program Cost

Advanced Purchase
Student pk-12 | $17.50
Adult | $17.50
Additional Adult | $25.45

At the window (day of)

Student pk-12 | $24.95
Adult | $29.95


2023 Fall Homeschool Topics

September 14

Biomes: Exploring the World's Oceans

With 75% of the world covered by ocean it’s important to know what’s going on under the waves. This homeschool day will explore each ocean and their most notable features. Look into the Pacific’s trenches, dive around the Atlantic’s oceanic ridges, identify the corals of the Indian Ocean, understand the chemistry of the unfrozen Southern Ocean and travel back into the exploration of the Arctic Ocean!

October 19

Creepy Chemistry

Ever wonder how the animal kingdom works? Well, chemistry is a major behind-the-scenes factor. This homeschool day explores how chemistry plays a hand in how our vet team monitors animal health. Visit with real shark researchers from USM and see how DNA is extracted and analyzed. Unravel the mystery of how toxins functions, and the animals that use them. Calculate the reasons why stress is bad for animals, and mix chemicals to create the building blocks that compose shells!

November 16

Sea Turtle Studies

Turtles, turtles, and more turtles! Did you know that there are more than 310 species of turtles on earth? Broken up into 3 major groups: tortoises, terrapins, and marine turtles, you and your student can come and see species from each one. Get up close and learn about turtle anatomy, behaviors, habitats, and how you can assist in conservation efforts on their behalf.

December 7

Science Fair

Calling all student scientists! Do you have observations about the world that you would like to explore and present to fellow scientists? Come to Mississippi Aquarium and showcase your project for a chance to win exclusive prizes. Guest judges from Audubon Aquarium!

All of Mississippi Aquarium’s Education Programs meet MS College & Career Readiness Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

For inquiries or additional information, please contact Kayla Krieger, Education Sales Specialist,
at (228)241-1285 or via email at

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