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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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9 year old loves to visit

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cynthia F
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Brandon, Mississippi
Don’t take your dog!!!!!

We drove to the Museum today - hoping to tour the exhibits and also take our small dog, who is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
joan_fossum
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Anacortes, Washington
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

2  Thank joan_fossum
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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

Thank Ed K
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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

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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

Thank Schapenhoedster
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

What a wonderful museum! And a great introduction to Mississippi's contribution to North America dinosaur and wildlife! The trail and cypress trees were "forest bathing" at its best. What a lovely surprise. Highly recommend for all ages!

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum the day after visiting the Mississippi Children's Museum next door. My son enjoyed the dinosaur section with its interactive elements, and he couldn't get enough looking at the baby alligators. The animal exhibits are fun and educational, as well. There also...More

Thank Jasmin B
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by here in Jackson lots of interesting things to see, some interactive exhibits. Check the website for activities they do. Lots of aquariums. Great walking trail so wear the appropriate shoes! Great fossils exhibits. Lots of turtles in the aquariums. Great place to observe...More

Thank g m
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

As all the other reviews have said this museum is a great benefit to the city. It has aquariums, fosil, and other collections. Additionally, it had walking paths to the local park behind it. It would make a great Saturday outing with having a good...More

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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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