For Immediate Release: July 17, 2020
Gulfport, Miss. – Save the Date for August 29, the opening of Mississippi Aquarium in downtown Gulfport. Opening on this date holds much significance for the state of Mississippi, as 15 years ago,Hurricane Katrina transformed our coastline. We once again transform the Coast making Mississippi stronger than ever. Mississippi Aquarium is opening our doors to the public on this monumental day, representing a revitalization of Coastal Mississippi.
"There are so many great recovery stories, and now Mississippi Aquarium will be another great story. Our leaders and communities put the hard work into rebuilding the Coast following Hurricane Katrina and it has paid off,"said Kurt Allen, President and CEO of Mississippi Aquarium. "No words can adequately express our gratitude for the support we've received from the residents of Coastal Mississippi and across the state."
The health and safety of our guests, animals and staff are our top priority.Mississippi Aquarium's team is closely monitoring state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19. Currently, timed arrival tickets are required before visiting, and tickets are on sale now. Reservations are secured in 30-minute time slots, and guests will only be admitted before their scheduled time when capacity allows. The length of your stay will not be limited.
Visit the Aquarium's website for the latest and most up to date policies and procedures on Covid-19 at www.msaquarium.org/what-to-expect.