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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

2148 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202
601-354-7303
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Ranked #2 of 42 attractions in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Explore Mississippi's biological diversity at this presitigious museum that includes indoor exhibits: a 100,000-gallon aquarium filled with native... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Oxford, Mississippi
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It has some great exhibits for a relatively small science museum. It is definitely worth the very reasonable entry fee. In fact, I'd like to return in the near future to spend more time at some of the exhibits my kids rushed through. Both (7 and 11) really enjoyed it but they wanted to spend all their time at the... More

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Monroe, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We love this museum. The aquariums are mesmerizing! The exhibits were nice and informative. My boys thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We took advantage of the cool summer weather and walked on the trails. What a great place. We bought an annual pass so we can return in the near future.

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Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It's really good place for children who likes all animals. You spend here mamy time :-) with your family. It's not expensive .

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Loveland, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This museum is very very fun. It mainly contains information on animals and is home to many. There are turtles, fish, frogs, snakes, alligators, snails, slugs, and worms. Although the museum is rather small if you do not go on any of the trails, I think it more than makes up for it.

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our family really enjoyed our afternoon at the museum. The layout is nice. The exhibits are very interesting with just the right balance of information. The fossils were absolutely amazing and our 7 year old daughter absolutely loved all of the interactive learning stations.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We took our 5 kids here while on a summer road trip and we loved everything about it. The exhibits are amazing and really showcase the animals. Overall its a fun place to experience.Would do it again if ever in the area.

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Jackson, MS
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The aquariums are impressive and very interesting. The outdoor exhibits just past the aquariums are also nice. They have rotating exhibits as well. This museum is not only interesting, but the exhibits are well done and very interesting for those who live in Mississippi, or those visiting that want to know about our natural surroundings. The walking trail is very... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I took my 77 year old Aunt to this museum and we had a great time. We enjoyed the interactive nature of the museum as much as the young children. We also appreciated the indoor and outdoor activities that I could access even with a wheelchair. Overall, it was a great experience.

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Alma, Arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

it was very enjoyable and interesting. The kids loved it. there were snakes, turtles and a large fish tank for them to enjoy as well as activities.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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95 reviews 95 reviews
52 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My family really enjoyed this museum, especially the aquariums of fish, turtles, snakes, and alligators (they even have a two-headed snake!!) The outdoor area behind the museum is lovely.

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