OUR STORY

Mississippi Aquarium will tell the incredible story of all of Mississippi's aquatic resources from the Delta to the coastline and the remarkable connection that ties all of the state's natural resources uniquely together. Featuring the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and beyond, the roaring waters of the mighty Mississippi River and the wetlands and marshes of the tranquil bayous, the story of Mississippi's natural resources had never been told in this extraordinary way. The Aquarium understands that living in Mississippi is about the outdoor experience and the relationships of its people. Mississippi Aquarium represents education, conservation and community. The Aquarium will provide visitors many opportunities to be entertained and fully immersed in the aquatic wonder that Mississippi has to offer.

Education

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.

Conservation

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.

COMMUNITY

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.

OUR MISSION

Mississippi Aquarium will be a premiere institution delivering an awe-inspiring entertainment experience which supports animal research and conservation, inspires learning and instills a passion for the aquatic world.

This world-class facility will be the window to the waters of Mississippi, the Gulf Coast and beyond, fostering a sense of appreciation by encouraging guests to explore majestic environments and play an active role in research and conservation efforts.

WE AIM...

To be a premier institution delivering an awe-inspiring entertainment experience which supports animal research and conservation, inspires learning and instills a passion for the aquatic world.

WE EXIST TO...

Be the window to the waters of Mississippi, the Gulf Coast and beyond, fostering a sense of appreciation by encouraging guests to explore majestic environments and play an active role in research and conservation efforts.

WE DO THIS BY...

Providing an unparalleled entertainment experience to our guests through engaging education and gracious hospitality.

Pledging to fiscal responsibility that enables us to make a difference for our guests, animals and team.

Championing research efforts to conserve and protect the waters of Mississippi, the Gulf Coast and the world.

Protecting the beauty of aquatic wildlife and sharing the power of nature's stories to inspire commitment for generations to come.

Frequently asked questions

Why don't I see a Family Membership option?

We offer Individual Memberships at a discount when you buy 4 or more. Plus, you can add anyone you want to your purchase to take advantage of the deal!

How much are memberships?

$95 per person OR receive a year membership at only $86 per person when you order 4 or more!

Do you offer a military discount?

Yes. We offer 10% off regular admission for active or retired U.S. military personnel and military family members with valid IDs.

How do I get a group rate?

Groups rates are applied for 15 or more guests. Groups receive a 15% discount off the total price of admission. Groups of 50 receive 15% discount PLUS one complimentary ticket. Group rate is only available with a single payment transaction and are only available for purchase through our Group Sales Manager or at the Aquarium Ticket Office. Additional discounts, such as military or senior are not valid with any other group, promotion or discount.

How much are tickets?

$29.95 - Adult Admission (Ages 13 and up)

$24.95 - Child Admission (Ages 3-12)

$26.95 - Senior (Ages 65 and up)

*Children 2 and under receive free admission

10% off discount for Military families with valid ID

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Where is Mississippi Aquarium located?

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

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.

How big is Mississippi Aquarium?

The Aquarium will contain one-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.

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.

When will Mississippi Aquarium open?

Mississippi Aquarium is opening soon!