Homeschool days

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.

What should my 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.

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Program Time

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

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

Program Cost

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Homeschool Topics

Guest instructors are subject to change


September 28 & 30

Guest Educator - Jonathan Harris, Education & Outreach Director, Northern Gulf Institute, MSU
  • Wetlands are an essential habitat for many species, especially here along the Gulf Coast! Discover the importance of wetlands, how they provide protection from severe weather and how they function as a nursery ground.


OCTOBER 12 & 14

Guest Educator - Jean Aycock, Outreach Educator, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
  • Scales, scutes, eggs and fangs! Discover reptilian adaptations that make them unique and learn about the incredible diversity within Class Reptilia. You may even get to meet a reptile ambassador!


NOVEMBER 16 & 18

  • Learn to think like a scientist by using the scientific process to investigate natural phenomena. Students will ask questions, develop hypotheses, run an experiment, collect data and make conclusions, just like scientists!


DECEMBER 14 & 16

Guest Educator - Representative from the Northern Gulf Institute
  • Why is the weather constantly changing? Why does it rain? Investigate the causes and inner workings of weather conditions through hands-on activities. Students will learn about storms, temperature fronts, rain formation, the water cycle and more!
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