Mississippi Aquarium

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Enviromental Quality, Mississippi Department Of

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 1: The Direct Component

Project Location: Mississippi

Funding Source: Transocean, Anadarko, and BP
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Targeted Resources

Recreational Resources Built Environment

Project Description

The project will support the construction of the Mississippi Aquarium, which will promote tourism in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Region by providing visitors with interactive science, education, interpretive and research opportunities for exploring marine habitats and fisheries in the Gulf ecosystem. The purpose of this project is to create an attraction that will result in a more extensive visitor experience in understanding the benefits of a healthy ecosystem and provide additional tourism opportunities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 676
Project Name: Mississippi Aquarium
SourceUID: RDCGR470029
Latitude: 30.36799399
Longitude: -89.0889936
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Hinds
Project Category: Human and Social
Project Action: Planning
Additional Project Action(s): Engineering and/or Construction
Additional Project Action(s): Tourism Development and Promotion
Targeted Resource(s): Recreational Resources
Targeted Resource(s): Built Environment
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2020
Implementing Organization: Enviromental Quality, Mississippi Department Of
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://www.treasury.gov/services/restore-act/Pages/Direct%20Component/Direct-Component.aspx
Project Comments: At this time, U.S. Department of Treasury cannot confirm the accuracy of this information. Please go to https://www.treasury.gov/services/restore-act/Pages/home.aspx for the latest information about this project.
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 19600910
DWH Funder: The U.S. Department of Treasury
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 1: The Direct Component
DWH Dollar Amount : 16999620
DWH Source: Transocean, Anadarko, and BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 7
Total Amount Leveraged: 2601290