Does your family favor the speed of a go-kart track over sunbathing by a pool? Are you a big kid at heart who likes the occasional arcade zombie battle or adrenaline rush of air hockey tournaments? 

Say no more! Coastal Mississippi boasts an array of top notch, family fun activities for kids of all ages.

Before booking, we encourage you to check with individual businesses on any potential changes to their availability and/or hours, but rest assured Coastal Mississippi is working diligently with our partners to ensure your safety and health is the top priority. Find out how in our Destination Promise.

Mississippi Aquarium

Visit the newly opened Mississippi Aquarium, which tells the incredible story of all of Mississippi's aquatic resources from the Delta to the coastline and the remarkable connection that ties all of the state's natural resources uniquely together. Featuring the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and beyond, the roaring waters of the mighty Mississippi River and the wetlands and marshes of the tranquil bayous, the story of Mississippi's natural resources had never been told in this extraordinary way.

Hours: Daily 10:00am – 5:00pm

Pricing: Prices start at $24.95; Discounts available

Lava Links Golf Club

Get competitive with the family on the grounds of this multi-million dollar miniature golf course - one of the best in the country. Play on TWO 18-hole golf courses surrounded by gardens, waterfalls, footbridges, AND an erupting volcano.

Current Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 8:00pm | Friday – Saturday, 10:00am – Midnight | Sunday, 10:00am – 9:00pm

Pricing: Varies with age; Discounts available

Zip’N Fun Adventure Park

A perfect setting for energetic kiddos! Located next to Gulf Islands Waterpark, Zip 'N Fun Adventure Park provides a 50 Game, Tree-To-Tree obstacle course, including tight ropes, wobbly bridges, swinging logs, nets, and zip lines. The aerial trails with platforms and games will become more challenging as you progress at your own pace.

Height requirements: Tree Top Adventure Course-54” Minimum Height | Junior Adventure Course-36” Minimum height and 60” Maximum height
Harness requirements: A waist size of 42” and smaller, upper thigh size up to 18 inches and a weight below 275 lbs will fit the Safety Harness

Participants below 15 years of age must have an adult (18+ years) remain on the property or participate with them on the course. Teens who are 15-17 years of age do not require adult supervision while on property.

Hours: Check website for availability

Pricing: Admission Prices are based on the Course: Tree Top Adventure Course $34.99 (54” minimum height and 275 lbs maximum) |
Junior Adventure Course $19.99 (36”minimum height and 60” maximum height)

Big Play Entertainment Center

Welcome to one of the most dynamic family play areas in Coastal Mississippi! A family destination that features bowling, 18-holes of mini golf, bumper cars, arcade, mining sleuth, laser maze, go-karts, Water Wars and Laser Tag, you don't want to miss a visit to Big Play.

Hours: Sunday & Monday 10:00am - 10:00pm | Tuesday - Thursday 10:00am - 12:00am | Friday & Saturday 10:00am - 1:00am

Pricing: Visit website for deals and offers

Finishline Performance Karting

This state of the art outdoor Go-Kart racing complex offers the ultimate experience for the entire family! Top speeds up to 50mph on the adult senior karts and 25mph on the junior karts ensure everyone has a good time. The Nascar-style go-kart track features a main 3/4-mile regulation track and a 1,120-foot junior track. 

Other features include a full arcade, food, and 25+ televisions playing sports!

Hours: March 1st – October 31st, Sunday-Thursday 10:00am - 10:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 10:-00am - 12:00am | November 1st – February 28th, Sunday-Thursday 12:00 - 9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 10:00am - 10:00pm

Pricing: Varies with age and racing sessions; check website for details

Buccaneer Bay Waterpark

Buccaneer Bay is not your average waterpark. This site features a Pirate's Plank (340 ft. completely enclosed slide), Pirate's Plunge (400 ft, twisting and turning body slide), Lil' Smuggler's Cove (water playground with bubbler and tipping buckets), Pirate's Lagoon Wave Pool, 17,450 sq. ft. surf pool, the Sea Dog Galley (concessions & food court, lots of shade to enjoy a snack), Treasure Island (10,000 sq. ft. sun deck and lounge area) and Castaway Cove (campground activity pool).

Hours: Open daily Memorial Day - early August and weekends through Labor Day

Pricing: Pricing varies. Visit website for details.

Gulf Coast Gator Ranch & Airboat Tours

If you want to take the family for a ride on the wild side, don't miss the Gator Ranch! Stroll along protected walkways and hand feed gators up close and personal. Hop on one of the high speed airboats and witness alligators, birds and marine life in their natural habitat, traveling across 105 acres bordering the Grand Bay Estuary in Moss Point/Pascagoula.

Summer Hours: March 1 - October 31, 8:00am - 6:00pm 

Pricing: Airboat rides with walking tour: $30 plus tax for adults; $15 for children ages 4 - 9

Ocean Adventures

Get ready for an up-close experience with all walks of marine life: dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, and even sharks! The property includes an interactive museum and Discovery Room to explore. Self-guided tours are available daily, rain or shine! For an Animal Experience Adventure, call ahead for booking. 

Hours: Open daily 9:30am - 4:30pm

Pricing: $15 for adults, $13 for children ages 3-12, $14 for active duty military and seniors ages 55 and up

For a complete list of Things to Do in Coastal Mississippi, visit here.

This ad was prepared by Coastal Mississippi using Federal funds under award 04-79-07589 from the EDA, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the EDA or the U.S. Department of Commerce.