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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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My oldest child (age 6) is an animal lover so we were excited to visit this museum on our trip to Jackson. Her interest far surpassed my expectations! There is so much to see and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Hammond, Louisiana
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Hammond, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

My oldest child (age 6) is an animal lover so we were excited to visit this museum on our trip to Jackson. Her interest far surpassed my expectations! There is so much to see and touch in this museum, and my 2 year old loved it as well. The Wolf to Woof exhibit was informative yet still captured both of... More 

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Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our favorite parts of the MS Museum of Natural Science are the aquariums and bird displays downstairs. If the weather is pretty, the trails are very nice and a great way to enjoy a nice day while getting a little exercise.

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Jackson, Mississippi, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We took our young grandson and he loved every minute of it and so did we. Price Is reasonable and the exhibits are wonderful! You will live it. The staff does a really good job!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visit here regularly. The new exhibit is really interesting! It's definitely more educational than things "to do". My older child (8) enjoyed it more than my six year old. Staff are friendly and welcoming.

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McComb, MS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been here so many times with my family, I can't count them all. We love it. It's has some great exhibits. The walking trail in the back is terrific!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We went here because it was raining and we needed to find something indoors. We liked this place a lot. For an out of state visitor it was nice to see that they had mostly animals from the area. So it was really educational. This is not a very big place, but a decent size and really worth every dollar.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I may be prejudiced because I live in Jackson but we have visited this museum many times and it's always a pleasure. The exhibits change often and there is always something new to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I read one of these reviews that said don't waste your time. This is a great place to waste time and if you do you may learn something or see something you have never seen. Firstly the admission is $6. You can stay inside and enjoy the aquariums and displays and children activities and hands on displays all day if... More 

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Kosciusko
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This something that adults and children can enjoy together. They have people that can answer the kids questions and lots of Mississippi items to look at that will hold the interest of children as well as adults. Good places to bring lunch and eat outside before or after you visit. Exhibts are changed around during the year so you can... More 

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Tylertown, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A great place to take the grands for a couple o hours of fun. The aquariums and snake enclosures are their favorites. They even have a live two headed snake. All the exhibits are about right for young children. (7 and 5).

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Additional Information about Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Address: Address: 2148 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202
Phone Number: 601-354-7303
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Jackson
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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