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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

#3 of 53 things to do in Jackson Features Animals
2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
+1 601-576-6000
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Small but nice

We were in the area for a trade show and looking for something to do with teens to take a break... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gonzales, Texas
via mobile
Nice stop in Jackson Mississippi

We stopped here for a few hours on our drive to Memphis. My sons loved the exhibits. It is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Renee B
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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: 13:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
+1 601-576-6000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area for a trade show and looking for something to do with teens to take a break from the show. We found this museum easily and decided to check t out. The admission price of $6 for adults and $4 for...More

Thank TexasNurseMom35
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a few hours on our drive to Memphis. My sons loved the exhibits. It is a smaller museum, but the cost for all four of us was $15. My sons had a great time and enjoyed the dinosaur fossils and exhibits.

Thank Renee B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my father here for a birthday trip! It was a wonderful place, well put together and well kept up. We spent about 2 hours here, but could have easily extended it if it weren't raining there were lots of trails outdoors.

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I needed to kill a few hours by myself one afternoon in Jackson and happened on this gem. There was much to see and much to learn. Exhibits were interesting and varied. I would have appreciated clearer labelling/identification of items and species in exhibits that...More

Thank rogbrunell
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I took my class on a field trip and they had a great time. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The facility was clean and extremely well kept. They had the dinosaur exhibit and my students loved it!

Thank Vanessa H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

took my grandkids (ages 6, 2) to the Jackson Museum of Natural Science. They all enjoyed the 'Be a Dinosaur exhibit' where each of them had a chance to be a dinosaur using the simulator. (very realistic ). Then to see all the natural water...More

1  Thank Anita K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a great place to take the kids. Lots to see and do, the staff is great. The gift shop has a lot of great stuff.

Thank Billy J S
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Had time to burn before airport so we stopped. Very hot outside but cool inside. More of a kid type museum but some things were interesting. You have small kids, worth stopping otherwise head to Vicksburg.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This museum was great! Interactive and interesting. I wish that I'd had my kids with us, because they would have loved it! I like just sitting and watching the turtles and alligators.

Thank SLUdog99
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This was a very nice museum. I visited by myself when they first opened on morning and it wasn't too crowded. For a small museum, it is very well done. I would visit again.

Thank Droid19
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Questions & Answers
18 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
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 :)