Permanent Animal Exhibits at the Museum & Aquarium
Down in the Delta – NEW!
Three new aquariums celebrate the life of the Mississippi River’s delta including a 2,250 gallon stingray touch pool, upside-down jellyfish, and mangrove habitat. Explore the environment, habitat, and biology of this amazing ecosystem and its greater impact on seas and oceans! Made possible by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust.
Rivers to the Sea
Four large aquariums represent four distinct marine habitats that are representative of North American near shore waters that are all impacted heavily by local rivers. The largest, the Gulf of Mexico open water habitat, is almost 30 feet long, 15 feet deep, and contains more than 40,000 gallons of water!
This popular exhibit introduces guests to a few of the hundreds of species that depend on local wetlands for survival. Featuring a diverse collection, expect to see dozens of species of birds, turtles, and fish.
Flooded Bottomland Forest
This split-level aquarium features animals from the Mississippi River’s seasonally flooded forest regions.
Meet animals from the Lower Mississippi River including an American Alligator.
Sturgeon Touch Tank
Get up close and personal with locally abundant Shovelnose Sturgeon.
North American River Otters appear playful and cute, but did you know they are closely related to weasels, wolverines, and skunks?
Our largest freshwater habitat, this three-sided aquarium is nine feet deep, holds more than 30,000 gallons, and represents some of the biggest fish species of the Mississippi River, including sturgeon, catfish, and gar.
Discover some of the world’s most bizarre and unique fish, found only in the Mississippi River watershed.
Animal Welfare Process
The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium is committed to providing the highest quality animal care possible, and to meet or exceed all standards set forth by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). If you have a concern about animal welfare don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.