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.
Purchase Advanced Tickets
Tickets purchased online must be redeemed within one year.
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
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.
Offered daily at 11:00 AM & 2:30 PM
Enjoy a memorable stingray feeding experience at the Delta Touch Tank! Limited to 10 tickets per time slot. Must select the date of visit at the time of purchase.
*You could come in contact with shellfish while feeding. Accommodations can be made if you have a shellfish allergy. Please just let us know.
Behind the Scenes Tours
Offered daily at 10:30 AM
Spend time with one of our experienced staff members behind the scenes as you visit a variety of rooms used to care for and house our living collections. See where food is prepared, learn about our herp holding area, and take a visit behind the Main Channel. Guests will also get to speak with our staff about what their jobs entail and help feed animals we care for.
The experience is one hour in length and can be purchased in conjunction with general admission tickets or enjoyed as a standalone experience. It includes space for up to ten individuals. Call 563.557.9545 x213 to inquire about larger groups.
Cost: $25/person for members | $35/person for non-members
Now showing at the 4D Theater
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
11:00 a.m. & 1:30 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.
11:30 a.m. & 2:00 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!