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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

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Address: 2148 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202
Phone Number: 601-354-7303
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Explore Mississippi's biological diversity at this presitigious museum...
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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Nice Jackson Attraction

I visited the museum with my son and grandson (almost 2). The collection is housed in a beautiful building with glass covering almost all of one side. It's on a lovely property... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Jackson, Mississippi
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Jackson, Mississippi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I visited the museum with my son and grandson (almost 2). The collection is housed in a beautiful building with glass covering almost all of one side. It's on a lovely property with lots of walking trails. The staff was courteous, pleasant and helpful. We went on a Monday and had almost the entire building to ourselves. My grandson was... More 

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Morganton, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Another great place in the Jackson area to take your kids to play and have some fun. Storytime for the toddlers is a big hit with our daughter. Some of the exhibits change out during the year which is nice as it gives us an excuse to go again and have an entirely different subject matter to entertain.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our family loves this museum! It is fun and educational for the children. We go a couple of times a year and enjoy it every time we go.

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Brewton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Atoka, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Jackson, Mississippi
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
39 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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