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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

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Address: 2148 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202
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+1 601-576-6000
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Meet over 200 living species in our 100,000 gallon aquarium network. See...

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.

Grab your camera or sketch pad or just enjoy 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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Family fun for Nature Lovers

While visiting Jackson today my family of four (two kids under ten) greatly enjoyed the visit to the museum. We are from out of state (NY) and found all the staff to be polite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While visiting Jackson today my family of four (two kids under ten) greatly enjoyed the visit to the museum. We are from out of state (NY) and found all the staff to be polite and helpful. Our children loved the exhibits! My wife and I are educators and we want to point out that all the exhibit display signs are... More 

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. It was a beautiful day to be out on the trails :) We hope you come back the next time you're in MS. More 

Vicksburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My visit brought back a lot of highly cherished childhood memories. I don't get to spend time in nature like I was able to when I was young and my family had rural land. I miss that and was reminded just how much. This museum is very worthwhile visiting for nature lovers, especially those who don't get that opportunity too... More 

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! It's awesome to hear how your visit connected you back to nature and to those cherished childhood memories :) Come back soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my grandchildren and they loved the museum. Something to see everywhere you look. Extensive collection of all thinks nature and fun interactive exhibits.

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Our museum really is a place for different generations to connect and have a good time together :) We're glad you had a great visit. We have a dinosaur exhibit opening this summer that the grandchildren would enjoy. Hope to see you soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum in Mississippi. Something for all ages. Every time I go I see something new and we have a great time. Bring your family here!!

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We're happy to hear that you are still discovering new things at the museum :) See you at the museum! More 

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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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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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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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