Mississippi Aquarium tickets go on sale just in time for holidays

Published 1:01 pm Friday, November 22, 2019

Looking for a unique Christmas gift this holiday season? Look no further than the new Mississippi Aquarium being built on the Gulf Coast.

With its opening less than six months away, aquarium officials recommend giving tickets or gift certificates to the one-of-a-kind attraction.

Occupying 5.8 acres in downtown Gulfport,  Mississippi Aquarium expects to open on April 30, 2020. The new aquarium will be located on Highway 90 across from Jones Park and Gulfport Harbor. It will contain more than 80,000 square feet of exhibits connected by landscaped walkways with plants representing all the physiographic regions of the state.  The Aquarium will include indoor and outdoor interactive habitats with more than 200 species of animals from the land, water and air. At the entrance, guests will be greeted by three massive sails standing 65 feet in height, each representing one of the Aquarium’s three pillars: education, conservation and community.

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One of the more interesting features will be a 360-degree suspended acrylic tunnel. The tunnel will give guests a chance to ‘walk on water’ while having views of marine life from every angle with six feet of water above them and 12 feet of water below them.

General admission tickets will be available for purchase on the aquarium’s website beginning November 29, 2019. The website will prompt you to pick a specific date to visit the aquarium. If you’d rather keep your plans open, you will have the option to purchase gift certificates.

Gift certificates may be purchased in $25, $50, or $100 increments or in the form of general and children day passes. But be aware: gift certificates may only be used to purchase general admission, memberships and featured experiences, and can not be used for merchandise or concessions.

Individual and family memberships are already available for purchase on the Aquarium’s website: https://www.msaquarium.org/

Prices of tickets and memberships are as follows:

  • General admission tickets are $29.95 (ages 12-64)
  • Children admission tickets are $24.95 (ages 3-12)
  • Individual membership is $95
  • Family of 4 membership is $345