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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

#3 of 54 things to do in Jackson Features Animals
2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
+1 601-576-6000
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Not just for children

I needed to kill a few hours by myself one afternoon in Jackson and happened on this gem. There was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gulfport, Mississippi

I took my class on a field trip and they had a great time. The staff was very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vanessa H
Jackson, Mississippi
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
+1 601-576-6000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a Great place to learn more about Mississippi enviorment. Beautifully done. There is great walking trails behind the museum. I also enjoyed the large fishtanks. Great place to bring kids or adults.

Thank Katie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The low cost of this museum/aquarium contributes to my rating of 4. The attraction is quite small, but has an excellent amount of aquatic animals in well maintained tanks. Great exhibit with baby gators, and turtles which was really cool. The museum is in good...More

Thank coaster05
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I took my four kids to this museum. They loved it. They also have a walking path outside, they really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this museum. We didn't go to the Children's Museum that is right next door ,because it was so expensive....More

Thank SarahC1023
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Questions & Answers
17 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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 :)