What to expect

Holidays at the aquarium

Get into the holiday spirit at Mississippi Aquarium!

The halls are decked, the animals are feeling jolly, and there is lots of holiday fun for you to enjoy! Starting December 2, 2020, the Aquarium will be open an extra hour from Wednesday to Saturday until December 23, 2020.

BONUS: Admission to the Aquarium from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. will be reduced!

Extended Hours :

10am -6pm every Wednesday – Saturday
December 2 - 23, 2020
(Last entry at 5pm)


Adult admission from 3 pm - 5 pm


Child admission from 3 pm - 5 pm

HOliday Events:

AngelFish Tree

This year, we are offering a physical Angelfish Tree. Aquarium supporters are invited to make a donation of their choosing by signing an ornament on campus. Ask one our ticketing ambassadors how you can participate!

Letters to Santa

Send your letters to Santa when you are visiting the Aquarium. We have mailboxes located throughout the campus and will send your letters straight to the North Pole. Download the letter below, or ask for a letter from Ticketing Office.

Download Letter to Santa

Adopt An Animal

Do you have a passion for aquatic life and conservation? Make an impact and participate in the Aquarium's Adopt An Animal Gift Program. Instead of presents under the tree, guests can purchase an animal adoption kit. Recipients will receive a gift box that includes an adoption certificate, a plush animal, an animal fact card and a signed Thank You note from the Mississippi Aquarium team. Best of all, 100% of your purchase directly supports the health and well being of our animals!

By symbolically adopting your favorite animal at the Aquarium, you are contributing to that animal's health and happiness.  Proceeds from the program will support the care of these animals at Mississippi Aquarium.

Join our list