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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

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2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
+1 601-576-6000
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Spring Break trip

Brought four children ages 2-4 for an educational, but oh-so fun, couple of hours. We called ahead... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim S
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Great Museum

Visiting from out of town with my nine year old grandson. We found this museum on facebook and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sunni014
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Kilgore, Texas
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought four children ages 2-4 for an educational, but oh-so fun, couple of hours. We called ahead to schedule a story time. What a treat! Denise, the museum employee, shared books, information and an alligator and snake petting experience. I recommend visiting the museum if...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting from out of town with my nine year old grandson. We found this museum on facebook and decided to tour it. Excellent museum with a diverse group of exhibits. the live exhibits are nice, the animals and information about them are interesting. A lot...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

If you find yourself in Jackson Mississippi do not miss seeing the this museum. It has won multiple awards and is simply outstanding. It has the most beautiful live exhibits walking the trails down by the Pearl River which is the first river east of...More

1  Thank George A
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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for the kind and thorough review! We hope to see you again soon :)

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Took our grandson to receive an award at the capital and made a trip to this museum. We had a wonderful time watching our grandson enjoy this museum.

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for your review and congratulations to your grandson :)

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

My son loves the dinosaur exhibit and got to watch the feeding of the two-headed snake. He loves to come here.

Thank Cynthia F
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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thanks for the review! We're glad you were able to catch the snake feeding :) Hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We drove to the Museum today - hoping to tour the exhibits and also take our small dog, who is traveling around the United States with us, for a short walk around the grounds. The security guard told us we could not have our dog...More

3  Thank joan_fossum
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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for your review. I'm so sorry that you had a negative experience. I've spoken with the museum Director. He is looking into what happened and will speak with our security guards. This is not how we usually treat our visitors. We hope that...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

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

1  Thank Amanda R
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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed the 2-headed snake and we apologize for the microscope issue. We hope you'll come back again - we have a few exciting temporary exhibits and annual events scheduled this year that you might want to check out.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 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

1  Thank Ed K
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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thanks for the kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and found it a good value. We hope you'll come back again - we have a few exciting temporary exhibits and annual events scheduled this year that you might want to check out. I...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 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

1  Thank 907bobb
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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thanks for the kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit! It sounds like you explored the whole museum :) We hope you'll come back again - we have a few exciting temporary exhibits and annual events scheduled this year that you might want to...More

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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

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thanks for the kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit! We're glad our staff was helpful :) We hope you'll come back again - we have a few exciting temporary exhibits and annual events scheduled this year that you might want to check out.

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MReed1
6 February 2018|
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Response from MS Museum N | Property representative |
Thanks for the question :) You can check out info about the museum's collections, exhibits, and upcoming temporary exhibits on our website. We have two special exhibits scheduled in 2018.
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MyGodMagma
27 September 2017|
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Response from MS Museum N | Property representative |
Hi, Were you able to find the book? We are the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. You can reach the MDAH at (601) 576-6850 :)
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