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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

#3 of 54 things to do in Jackson Features Animals
2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
+1 601-576-6000
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Great educational outing

This is a Great place to learn more about Mississippi enviorment. Beautifully done. There is great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Katie L
via mobile
2 headed snake?

The low cost of this museum/aquarium contributes to my rating of 4. The attraction is quite small... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
South Bend, Indiana
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Meet over 200 living species in our 100,000 gallon aquarium network. See native reptiles, fishes, and amphibians! Explore an entire wall of fossil specimens, Zygorhiza, Mosasaurus, and a giant Sloth. Check out deer, waterfowl, and Mississippi's endangered species exhibits. The Preschool Discovery Room features colorful murals and an iconic, giant treehouse with a slide. Plus, two miles of outdoor walking trails that wind through natural habitats. The museum was named the "2014 Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year" by the Southeast Tourism Society.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
+1 601-576-6000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a Great place to learn more about Mississippi enviorment. Beautifully done. There is great walking trails behind the museum. I also enjoyed the large fishtanks. Great place to bring kids or adults.

Thank Katie L
Reviewed 2 days ago

The low cost of this museum/aquarium contributes to my rating of 4. The attraction is quite small, but has an excellent amount of aquatic animals in well maintained tanks. Great exhibit with baby gators, and turtles which was really cool. The museum is in good...More

Thank coaster05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my four kids to this museum. They loved it. They also have a walking path outside, they really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this museum. We didn't go to the Children's Museum that is right next door ,because it was so expensive....More

Thank SarahC1023
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has some neat features-the bird watching plate glass window with binoculars, the dinosaur game room, a pre-school room (that's very small) for kids under 5, and a lot of information. But, this museum could be GREAT if they created some more interactive learning...More

Thank wendy S
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This place was smaller that it appeared from the outside. Very little to do or look at. Prices are low which is equal to the quality of the museum.

Thank BarryHill1986
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Visited the museum when my sister was in town, and loved it! A small place but filled with interesting exhibits. My teenager had a good time too! We will be back!

Thank nhderting
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I loved seeing how my nephews enjoyed the animals and the information about Mississippi! We all had a great time!

Thank Gwen S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Aquariums, dinosaur exhibits, special exhibits, educational exhibits all centered on Mississippi....

Thank trbf15
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I went this past fall with my mother and my six-year-old son. We really enjoyed it. It was very educational and fun.

Thank CelloEmily
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is not a large museum but it makes good use of its space. It has some great live exhibits featuring primarily reptiles and fish. It also has a lot of stuffed animal exhibits which exposes you to a lot of animals, primarily birds you...More

Thank Scott K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How long should. We plan to spend here?
17 March 2017|
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Response from MS Museum N | Property representative |
Two hours is a good tour time, but you could spend all day as well :)
Jeanne E
If I have a membership to the children's museum do I also have to pay to get in the natural science museum?
15 March 2017|
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Response from MS Museum N | Property representative |
Hi - yes, you do. The two museums are separate entities. We hope you'll visit soon :)