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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

2148 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202
601-354-7303
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Ranked #3 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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Leasburg, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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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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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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