Q: Will you donate to our fundraiser?
A: Ticket/In-Kind Donation Request Guidelines: The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium takes pride in our support of nonprofit organizations and schools both locally and across the country.
All donation requests will be reviewed within two weeks. The organization requesting the donation will be contacted by email, regardless of whether or not the request is approved.
Fill out our on-line request form here.

Q: Do you have wheelchairs, what’s the cost to rent one?
A: Wheelchairs are complimentary and can be checked out at the box office on a first come, first serve basis.

Q: Do you have strollers?
A: While we do not have strollers for use, you are always welcome to bring your own.

Q: Are cameras or video cameras allowed?
A: Cameras and video cameras are permitted in the Museum & Aquarium, as long as the footage is for personal use. Tripods, monopods and selfie sticks are not permitted.

Q: Are pets allowed?
A: We do not allow any animals or pets into our facility, except for licensed service dogs. This is to ensure the safety and health of our animals.

Q: Do you have reciprocal memberships?
A: Currently, we offer 50% of admission to members of other Association of Zoos & Aquarium accredited institutions, $1 off admission to members of museum participating in the Missouri Time Travelers Program. You must present a photo ID and a valid membership card from the other participating facility to receive the discount.

Q: Do you allow outside food in the Aquarium?
A: The Aquarium does not allow any outside food within the Museum & Aquarium. However, school groups are allowed “brown bag” lunches for students and chaperones with prior permission from the Museum & Aquarium.

Q: Are you open when it’s raining?
A: Yes, we are still open in the rain.

Q: Do you have locker facilities available?
A: Unfortunately we do not have lockers available at this time.

Q: I purchased my general admission tickets online for a specific date and time; however, I don’t think I will make it there at that time (or on that date). What should I do?
A: Unused general admission tickets are valid for one year from the date of purchase. You are welcome to use your ticket within one year of the date selected.

Q: Do you have a restaurant at your facility?
A: We have a cafeteria style restaurant called River’s Edge Café in the National River Center and a coffee/sandwich bar called Mississippi Grounds in the Mississippi River Center.

Q: Do you allow re-entry into the Aquarium?
A: Re-entry will be allowed for same day visits at the Aquarium. Be sure to have your hand stamped at the exit door. You will need a valid hand stamp, admission ticket, and receipt to be allowed re-entry on the same date of visit.

Q: My child is under 3. What is the cost?
A: There is no charge for children under the age of 3 (2 and under) to visit the Museum & Aquarium.

Q: What is the cost of parking?
A: Parking is free with plenty of room for RV and motor coach parking. Overnight parking is not allowed.

Q: Do you have birthday parties?
A: Yes we do! Read here for more information.

Q: Do you have sleepovers?
A: Yes we do! Read here for more information.