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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, Museums
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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.

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Brewton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was very informative. We learned a lot from the nature exhibits and the Gross exhibit was awesome!!

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Olrando
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Every time I pass through Jackson for night my kids DEMAND to go here. They absolutely love the place. There are a number of fossils and the habitats for the live animals are just great. They have fish, snakes and gators. There are also interactive activities for kids and school groups are always welcome here. You can spend several hours... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What a great place to go to learn about the natural science of our state and region. We always enjoy our time there. Their changing exhibits give our citizens to learn more and more about flora and fauna of our state.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

it's the best pkace to spend a day its a combo small things 1. small museum 2 small aquarium 3 indoor games for children 4 nice jungle for long walk

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Utica, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I'm not much for natural history museums; but had some time so stopped in. Most of the exhibits are on a long divided corridor. One size is the standard museum-style stuff but on the other are some fine recreated environments highlighting various Mississippi water and land ecosystems. There are a series of aquariums with very, very natural settings and across... More

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Leasburg, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I myself manage a state park and have worked in others that housed museums; this museum is exceptional! There is no doubt that it sees many school children yet its bathrooms were impeccable and the museum itself was very well maintained. Kudos to the maintenance staff. What a wonderful and relaxing experience. We visited on a Wednesday afternoon in September.... More

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111 reviews 111 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This museum is located in the back of a very nice park and butts up to a great golf course and a state park with plenty of walking trails and a lake and camp grounds. The nature museum has displays of just about any kind of animal you will find in Mississippi. There are several aquariums with fish, turtles and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our children (4, and 7) had a wonderful time at the museum!!! Fun and lots to do! Also, in a very safe part of town.

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We took our 2 kids, a boy (age 12) and a girl (age 7), and their grandparents to the Museum of Natural Science on a Saturday afternoon. Parking was free (even though there is a parking booth) and admission was $6 for adults and $4 for our kids. Their grandparents got a senior rate of $5. The parking fee is... More

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Oxford, Mississippi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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