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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Features Animals
2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
+1 601-576-6000
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Easy to get to and WOW once you're there!

What a great museum for all ages. The displays, dioramas, and aquarium are so nicely curated. It... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
So enjoyable and fun.

Ended up here by taking a stroll down the purple trail in Lefleurs bluff State Park and was excited... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David M
Tallahassee, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • 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 4 days ago

What a great museum for all ages. The displays, dioramas, and aquarium are so nicely curated. It is especially nice that there are two copies of the information so more people can stand and look at the reptiles/exhibits. The two-headed snake was fascinating even for...More

Thank travchef
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ended up here by taking a stroll down the purple trail in Lefleurs bluff State Park and was excited to find it was free to visit. There was a two headed snake, a dude dressed in a very impressive Velociraptor costume and another dude leading...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to much bigger museums that didn't entertain me as well as this one did! I especially liked the dinosaur bones! Really worth a visit! I went with my 13 year old and my 8 year old. Both were equally enthralled. They liked...More

Thank Chandra T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent attraction Kids loved it and talked about it non-stop We will certainly be visiting this excellent museum again

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to go when it's raining. The aquariums and terrarium were the best part. It is kind of small, but it's really nice and fun.

1  Thank caitlindeyo
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We were in the area for a trade show and looking for something to do with teens to take a break from the show. We found this museum easily and decided to check t out. The admission price of $6 for adults and $4 for...More

1  Thank TexasNurseMom35
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a few hours on our drive to Memphis. My sons loved the exhibits. It is a smaller museum, but the cost for all four of us was $15. My sons had a great time and enjoyed the dinosaur fossils and exhibits.

Thank Renee B
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Took my father here for a birthday trip! It was a wonderful place, well put together and well kept up. We spent about 2 hours here, but could have easily extended it if it weren't raining there were lots of trails outdoors.

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

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 11 July 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
18 March 2017|
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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 :)