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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Features Animals
2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
+1 601-576-6000
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My four-old-son enjoyed his visit

We visited this museum the day after visiting the Mississippi Children's Museum next door. My son... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jasmin B
Dorado, Puerto Rico
via mobile
Nice museum and walking trial

Stopped by here in Jackson lots of interesting things to see, some interactive exhibits. Check the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
g m
Bossier City, Louisiana
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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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“live fish” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
+1 601-576-6000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum the day after visiting the Mississippi Children's Museum next door. My son enjoyed the dinosaur section with its interactive elements, and he couldn't get enough looking at the baby alligators. The animal exhibits are fun and educational, as well. There also...More

Thank Jasmin B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here in Jackson lots of interesting things to see, some interactive exhibits. Check the website for activities they do. Lots of aquariums. Great walking trail so wear the appropriate shoes! Great fossils exhibits. Lots of turtles in the aquariums. Great place to observe...More

Thank g m
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

As all the other reviews have said this museum is a great benefit to the city. It has aquariums, fosil, and other collections. Additionally, it had walking paths to the local park behind it. It would make a great Saturday outing with having a good...More

Thank l7r123
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Been there done that, however, let's do it again! It's always fun to look at what native animals existed way before when and to walk the creepy outside trail filled with SPIDERS and the occasional snakes. I like food and nature so I lean towards...More

Thank kel G
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a small museum but great place for kids and adults. The fossil section is well described and nicely laid out. The interactive game room where you can pretend to be a dinosaur and forage for food/prey/water was pretty cool. The paddle fish was...More

Thank SangeethaRK
Reviewed 3 October 2017

There is so much to see and do here with the kids. Its interesting and informative lots of interactive things to see and do.

Thank Dianne R
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Visited for the Dinosaur exhibit, but, was impressed with the overall facility. Clean, well thought out, and entertaining. Everything, from the grounds to the gift store, was, everything we wanted for an afternoon. Truly recommend for all ages, especially children.

Thank Triddleco
Reviewed 18 September 2017

What a great museum for all ages. The displays, dioramas, and aquarium are so nicely curated. It is especially nice that there are two copies of the information so more people can stand and look at the reptiles/exhibits. The two-headed snake was fascinating even for...More

Thank travchef
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Ended up here by taking a stroll down the purple trail in Lefleurs bluff State Park and was excited to find it was free to visit. There was a two headed snake, a dude dressed in a very impressive Velociraptor costume and another dude leading...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We have been to much bigger museums that didn't entertain me as well as this one did! I especially liked the dinosaur bones! Really worth a visit! I went with my 13 year old and my 8 year old. Both were equally enthralled. They liked...More

Thank Chandra T
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27 September 2017|
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Response from mississippimuse | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for the great question! Your question interested me so I was "exposed" to many wonderful resources in Mississippi archaeology. It "appears" to be that the Mississippi Department of Archives and History may be your... More
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 :)