Mississippi Aquarium

2100 E. Beach Boulevard
Gulfport, MS 39501



Mississippi Aquarium is one of the newest aquariums in the country. Located in beautiful Downtown Gulfport and overlooking Jones Park and the Mississippi Sound, Mississippi Aquarium tells the story of the aquatic wonders of the brown (Mississippi River), blue (The Ocean) and beyond. The six-acre complex incorporates both indoor and outdoor habitats that are home to more than 250 species of animals. Visitors can start their adventure in Aquatic Wonders with notable features that include a 360-degree tunnel through an Oceans Habitat exhibit where sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and other aquatic animals surround visitors on all sides.

The most recent expansion to Mississippi Aquarium, Changing Tides, boasts another 7,000 square feet of indoor exhibition space housing more exciting and diverse species throughout three biomes. Kelp Forest, Amazon, and Coral Reef showcase a diverse group of residents including a two-toed sloth, seahorses, and clownfish.

Guests can also participate in one of our SeaTrek Experiences or get up close and personal with some of our animals through dolphin and penguin encounters.

The Mississippi Aquarium is open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance on the website for the best possible admission price. Annual passes are also available for those who want more value and to support the non-profit’s mission and visit the aquarium throughout the year. For more information, please visit msaquarium.org.