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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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We loved the exhibits. Everything was clean and orderly. The shop was interesting, too. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amanda R
A Very Pleasant Time and Learning Experience.

My wife and I visited the Museum on an inclement day, Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, in which... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ed K
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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: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
+1 601-576-6000
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved the exhibits. Everything was clean and orderly. The shop was interesting, too. The microscope slides weren't great; it was very difficult to make anything out, and one of the microscopes was broken. My kids loved the 2-headed snake, all the fascinating creatures (mostly...More

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Museum on an inclement day, Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, in which public schools were closed and consequently had no school trips touring it. Our first impression of the facility wasn’t very good but the price of both of our...More

Thank Ed K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to take a field trip during the holidays, so the family took the drive to the museum, which we haven’t been to since it moved to its current location. We were very pleasantly surprised at the excellent placement within a large park with walking...More

Thank 907bobb
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Loved the displays and aquariums. Thank you John for showing me the two headed snake, the baby alligators, turtle and for giving me a lot of information. And thank you to the lady (sorry didn’t get your name) for showing me the cute opossum. Really...More

Thank Schapenhoedster
Reviewed 7 December 2017

What a wonderful museum! And a great introduction to Mississippi's contribution to North America dinosaur and wildlife! The trail and cypress trees were "forest bathing" at its best. What a lovely surprise. Highly recommend for all ages!

Thank montana-gal-gone-dc
Reviewed 28 October 2017 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 16 October 2017 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
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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 :)