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“A fun time”

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Ranked #2 of 56 things to do in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Meet over 200 living species in our 100,000 gallon aquarium network. See native reptiles, fishes, and amphibians! Explore an entire wall of fossil specimens, Zygorhiza, Mosasaurus, and a giant Sloth. Check out deer, waterfowl, and Mississippi's endangered species exhibits. The Preschool Discovery Room features colorful murals and an iconic, giant treehouse with a slide. Plus, two miles of outdoor walking trails that wind through natural habitats. The museum was named the "2014 Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year" by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed February 14, 2012

Very interesting. May be best visited in the Spring when you can enjoy the outdoor trails. Lots of interesting things inside though a bit dated. Fun for a few hours and shares a parking lot with a super nice park.

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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Nice facility. They rotate exhibits regularly. They a a few permanent displays that are nice. Not real big though.

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Reviewed February 7, 2012

My son was about 16 months old a few months back when we visited this museum. It was great. Plenty of space for him to run and play but I could keep an eye on him pretty easily. There were plenty of attractions with fish and snakes to hold his attention even at such a young age. The price was very reasonable and there was plenty of wooded area out back for him to run. It is next door to the Children's Museum, so convenient location. There is a playground outfront, but we did not utilize it.

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Reviewed January 21, 2012

Wildlife, trails, fish and more. Top notch attraction. MS Wildlife did this one right!! Two thumbs up.

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Reviewed January 1, 2012

I've accompanied my kids on field trips to this museum. It's great for them to learn about different animals and habitats, but they also can dress up like firemen/women, learn about fire safety and play in the kitchen without the help of modern convienences. There is also a maze outside for the kids and lots of room to run to see plants and other parts of the property. Often, we will go to the picnic area and the big playground after our visit.

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