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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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Southern Jewel

One of the best natural history museums in the South, if not the country. The layout flows in a... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Jackson, Mississippi
Good date day activity

We go to the museum regularly to have a date day. Never disappointed. Lots to look at. The trails... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
Ben C
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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.
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  • 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 26 July 2016

One of the best natural history museums in the South, if not the country. The layout flows in a logical, easily understandable manner and the exhibits are first rate in every respect. There are ample opportunities for children to interact and learn.

1  Thank dtrigiani
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We go to the museum regularly to have a date day. Never disappointed. Lots to look at. The trails behind the museum are also fun. Don't let the word museum fool you!

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

My two girl are enjoy here pretty much but my personal level the museum needed to update it so kids can learn more because I have bring my kids here in the pass 6 year everything in here is torn up and broken .

Thank Osaka T
Reviewed 8 July 2016

It's a beautiful museum with tons of exhibits and fossils for the family to enjoy. My favorite part was the aquarium that ranges from local to exotic fish.

Thank John Y
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Amazing exhibits. Just the right size to do it in a day. Bring your walking shoes, there are great trails around the museum. Also, bring a snack. There is not a snack bar or anywhere convenient for food and you wont want to leave when...More

Thank shandakellysmith
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Great time at the museum. Very interesting and entertaining exhibits. The kids especially liked the aquariums in addition to the snakes and alligator exhibits. The museum keeps the exhibits fresh and rotates various themes. Will be returning soon. Takes about 2 hours to see it...More

Thank Steelescout
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

It was $20 for 2 adults and 2 kids. You walk down stairs to several areas. The center was great with several fossils, a room with video, and interactive area on anxiety/fear. On one end was a great aquarium area with local fish, salt-water fish,...More

1  Thank Chrissie P
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My teenager and my 7 year old thought this was one of the most awesome places. That in itself says a lot lol. They have lots of cool exhibits.

Thank dlhla
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The museum has several fascinating exhibits. I most enjoyed the ones highlighting species native to Mississippi. Also, there are terrific nature trails that go back to the Pearl River, including a bridge over Eubanks Creek.

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Fun for kids and adults. Nice way to spend a few hours in air conditioning. The grand kids really enjoyed it.

Thank cndthornton
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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 :)