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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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Great way to spend a hot day.

We had a great time here. There was a lot of really interesting stuff to see and the nature trail... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amanda R
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Oklahoma, United States
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Excellent activity

My family visits here several times each year. It always has lots of information and activities to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KathyJx
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Flowood, MS
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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: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
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+1 601-576-6000
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time here. There was a lot of really interesting stuff to see and the nature trail is shaded and really cool. Don't miss it. This place is really affordable too.

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

Thanks for the review and for spending time with us during Great Outdoors Month :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family visits here several times each year. It always has lots of information and activities to hold the interests of my children( 5 and 8), as well as my husband and I. There is a nice aquarium with local species mostly those of river...More

Thank KathyJx
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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review :) We're glad you visit often! If you're interested in birthday parties, we do offer indoor space. If you'd like to check it out please visit our website or give us a call. We'd be happy to help :) See you...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited with my two kids (age 4 and 1.5). They both loved all the aquariums and live animals. Some of the other stuff was a little over their heads, but it was worth it alone for all the time they spent looking at fish and...More

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review :) We're glad you enjoyed your visit and explored the museum indoors and outdoors.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 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

Thank Kim S
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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review :) We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Denise is wonderful :)

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

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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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review and thanks for checking us out :) We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Hopefully, you will visit again on your next trip :)

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Reviewed March 3, 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

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

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

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Reviewed March 3, 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.

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

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

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Reviewed February 10, 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 March 7, 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 January 22, 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

4  Thank joan_fossum
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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 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 January 21, 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 March 7, 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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MReed1
February 5, 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
September 26, 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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