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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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A must visit while in Jackson, very neat educational and entertaining experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A must visit while in Jackson, very neat educational and entertaining experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My kids went here for field trips. It's good for little kids. Educational and lots of centers for them to explore. Another great place for a rain day.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We love this place! We visited the Wolf to Woof exhibit. Very interesting. We always enjoy our visit to the science museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. My babies (2,3,4), didn't wanna leave. The exhibit displayed great facts and the small aquarium was more than we hoped for. It was money well spent. We will be visiting again soon and I recommend this trips to all schools!!

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Choctaw, Mississippi
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My kids love this place they have play areas where they can play along with great exhibits. Wish it were bigger but great place for kids.

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Raymond, Ms
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We love going here, they have different activites and events here. Like one time we went to a Bat exhibit they had it was very interesting there was a guy there talking about the bats and we got to see one of the largest bats there is up close and personal. Several fish displays a nice walking trail. And the... More 

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Independence, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Two hour drive from Hammond, La and I will gladly return here. Inexpensive, clean, right off interstate, and lots of free parking. Perfect for a family day. Interesting, educational, and interactive! My kids are 9 & 11, they can't wait to go back!

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Laurel, Mississippi, United States
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Its a nice place to go when you have some time to kill. Would have liked it to be a bit bigger and more in depth for my daughter but she is only 4. If you have older children it would be awesome. Though she did fall in love with the aquarium that they have there.

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Lancaster, Texas
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This excellent museum has exhibits for everyone: wetlands, extinct species, endangered species; fossils, terrestrial habitats, aquatic habitats, environmental learing center, preschool room and an aquarium with all kinds of fish, aligators, turtles. Through large windows you can view different species of birds at several feeders, and the squirrels are fed too. This is really a fun place for the entire... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This museum was a great couple of hours for me and my 12 yr old son. The aquarium part was bigger than expected, and we enjoyed the nature trails.

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