Mississippi Aquarium welcomes service animals. However, Mississippi Aquarium staff reserve the right to ask a service animal to leave the premises if they cause disruption to the daily operations of the aquarium. The following are behaviors that could result in the removal of a service animal:
- A dog is barking or growling at other guests or exhibit animals.
- The animal is not under control by the handler using voice, leash, harness, or a tethered line.
- The animal is not housebroken.
- The animal is disruptive or poses a direct threat to other visitors or animals, including jumping or running towards other guests or animals.
AccommodationsIf a service animal is asked to be removed from an area that is open to the public, staff will offer appropriate and reasonable accommodations to the guest to obtain services without the animal’s presence.