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“Didn't even Get inside”

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Ranked #3 of 54 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: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Didn't even Get inside”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

I was meeting people for an important first meeting, but traveling with a dog. We were told by a local that dogs were allowed inside, but that was not the case. Oh well we walked around the small botanical garden admiring plants and enjoying the metal art sculptures. We ended up sitting under the covered picnic area and just enjoyed the cool breezes, lovely landscaping and great conversation. I can't tell you how the Museum inside looked but if you need a low key place to meet and catch up this is perfect.

Visited May 2013
Thank Becky S
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Always a great visit”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We love coming to the museum, always interesting. Everyone should make an effort to come here, there is also a children's area.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank ginnylou
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Jackson, Mississippi
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Spend several hours and enjoy ALL of the exhibits, aquariums, and walking trails. Great for all ages from young children to seniors.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank 12345gran
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Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lived Up to the Hype”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We were only in Jackson for a day, and we heard that this place was thebomb.com so we went. It was seriously awesome. There was a trained guy there who held snakes and was teaching the kids all about snake life in Louisiana. Also, the outdoor park and walking trail area was very beautiful, and is great for any age person. Our group had three teenagers, and they enjoyed themselves very much. You dont need much time to see it all, maybe just an hour, but it's a nice place to visit.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank duckhuntincherrypie
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place for young nature fans”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We've been to the Museum of Natural Science a few times with our children when we are in town to visit family. The two-headed snake is a big hit as is the giant sloth. It's a nice mix of live animals and animal representations, remains, etc. with interactive information. The extensive playground in the park is a bonus - we get our wiggles out before heading inside.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank AnonATL
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