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Creating a connection with the aquatic world inspires and empowers our guests to take action for conservation.

Conservation is the act of conserving, restoring, and protecting the natural world and is the core of Mississippi Aquarium’s mission. Successful conservation requires collaboration, education, and the knowledge that everyone can do their part to make a difference.

A visit to Mississippi Aquarium will enhance a guest’s understanding of wildlife and showcase the need to conserve the environment in which they live. This connection can lead to behavior changes that empower visitors to take action for conservation. Additionally, supporting Mississippi Aquarium provides funding for conservation research efforts, leading to a positive impact on the animals and environments they are trying to save.


Science and Field Conservation pertains to a goal-oriented, direct scientific action with measurable outcomes. Scientific conservation includes research at Mississippi Aquarium and in the field, ecological restoration and protection efforts, policy, advocacy, and sharing of scientific information to the public through publications and outreach.


  • Sharks & Rays
  • Sea Turtles
  • Marine Mammals
  • Monarch Butterfly
  • African Penguins
  • Horseshoe Crabs


Community Conservation influences human behavior in the reduce, reuse, and recycle mindset, bring awareness of how human activities can affect the environment, engage visitors and the public with animal programming, provide sustainability education, and demonstrate best practices to inspire positive change through example.

Community Initiatives We Focus On:

  • Green Sustainability through Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
  • Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release
  • Monarch Butterfly Pollinator Garden
  • Oysters Reef
  • Marine Debris
  • Eco Tours
  • Consume for Conservation: Craft Beer Series

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