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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

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Address: 2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
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+1 601-354-7303
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
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Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Explore Mississippi's biological diversity at this presitigious museum that...

Explore Mississippi's biological diversity at this presitigious museum that includes indoor exhibits: a 100,000-gallon aquarium filled with native fishes, reptiles and amphibians, plus more than two miles of outdoor walking trails that wind through natural habitats.

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One of the funniest things we have done in a long time. Great interactive exhibits. Learned a lot about our fears and how they effected us. A must see for anyone but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 December 2016
Patricia B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

One of the funniest things we have done in a long time. Great interactive exhibits. Learned a lot about our fears and how they effected us. A must see for anyone but especially anyone with kids because they have special kids exhibits. Go here if you are close!!!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The museum may be a surprising activity for you, but it is definitely worth considering if you'd like to stretch your time and activities in Jackson.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Very informative museum. The static displays are well laid out with plenty of annotation. The aquarium and terrarium sections are well presented with good information on local ecology. Outside areas have bird spotting info, and walks.

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

4 hours of excellent exhibits, amazing dioramas and aquariums and nature trails. The scope of the museum is exceptional. I found myself most amazed by the aquariums and terrarium, both the nature trails were well laid out, easy to navigate and well signed.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I loved the aquarium in this museum - that's what drew me to it, and the grounds are very expansive and great for walks. Some of the museum is really aimed at kids, but some of it really is informative and interesting about the dinosaurs, and wildlife/ vegetation in Mississippi since the pre-historic eras up until today and they include... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

And I've visited many Science museums over a lifetime and this is excellent. Beautiful exhibits and an outdoor trail. Active and interactive things to do. Would be great for kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this museum with 5 grandchildren, ages 7-12 as we were visiting family in Jackson. The museum is laid out well, is family friendly and has a variety of interesting exhibits.

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Terry, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This place is surprisingly nice. It is set in a beautiful woodland setting and you can see outside as well as stroll the grounds. The displays are well executed and the staff is information and pleasant to talk with. They have a good variety of displays and then you can go to the aquarium with live fish, turtles, snakes, etc.... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

It was so hot outside, we thought this was a cool way to spend a few hours the displays were well done, varied and very educational. There were videos, hands on displays and first person events. The aquarium was particularly interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I went with my boyfriend and sister. We all had fun. The exhibits were interactive and we all had heart attacks in the animals exhibits. They had list of fears and rate computers. The fish exhibits was alsowonderful. We all love learning so it was great.

Thank Khadiya S

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