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We know the River Museum has so much to see and do that you might be unable to fit it all into one day. Turn your daily admission into FREE everyday admission when you upgrade your ticket into an annual membership at any of our box offices during your visit. 

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Tickets purchased online must be redeemed within one year.

*A 3% flat fee is applied for all card payments.  All fees go to support our mission of creating educational experiences where history and rivers come alive.

Hours of Operation

Summer / Fall
May 25 - October 31, 2024  
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 p.m. Daily

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  • Adult $24.95
  • Youth (Ages 3-17) $18.95
  • Senior (Ages 65+) $22.95

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Admission + Film

Adult $29.90
  • Youth (Ages 3-17) $23.90
  • Senior (Ages 65+) $27.90

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Admission + 2 Films

  • Adult $30.90
  • Youth (Ages 3-17) $24.90
  • Senior (Ages 65+) $28.90

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Military Discount

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and our sister site, the Mathias Ham Historic Site, recognize and thank our active-duty military, reserves, National Guard, and veterans for their service through our Military Discount Program. This program is available exclusively at our box offices. The Military Discount Program cannot be combined with other offers and discounts; however, it includes:

  • 20% off general admission for veterans year-round
  • 20% off general admission for active-duty military, including reserves and national guard, and their families year-round
  • 20% off individual, dual, family, and grandparent memberships purchased by veterans or active-duty military, including Reserves and National Guard

Museums for All Discount

We are pleased to join over 800 museums, aquariums, zoos, arboretums, and botanical gardens in providing reduced admission that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.  Our Museums for All program provides reduced admission for up to four family members living under the same address (adults must show photo ID) through one of the qualifying programs below. Please note refunds will not be given to qualifying individuals purchasing tickets in advance of their visit. This program is available exclusively at our box offices.

  • Food Assistance (SNAP benefits)
  • Medicaid (Hawki and Medicare not included)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Housing Choice Voucher Program Section 8

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College Student Discount

College students can explore the River Museum for a discounted admission rate of only $11.95 with their school I.D.! This discount is only applicable at the Box Office.

Group Discount

Group rates are available for parties of 20 or more guests. For more information, please contact Nate Breitsprecker at

If you are looking to reserve a school group please contact our education team at

Additional Experiences

Stingray Feedings

Behind the Scenes Tour

Octopus Encounter

Now showing at the 4D Theater

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

Jules Vern's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea has been reimagined to take viewers on the journey of teenager Ned as he plunges into a world of adventure aboard the submarine Nautilus commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo.

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10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Shot over three years across the globe through stunning underwater cinematography, this film presents an intimate portrait through macro photography of the Cephalopods (Greek meaning-head foot). journey through the magical world of these fascinating aquatic species and discover their unique physiology and what makes then survive against all odds.

Please note this movie is in 2D but with all of the 4D fun!

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