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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

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They have some very educational exhibits not just from the past but also aquariums with local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
F9639JSjenniferm
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Jackson, Mississippi
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Had a 1 day trip to Jackson and spent the morning at the Natural Science museum. Spent about 3... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202-1353
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+1 601-576-6000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have some very educational exhibits not just from the past but also aquariums with local snakes and fish and of course Alligators. There is a lovely walking trail behind it and a park next to it and also the Mississippi Children's Museum nest door....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a 1 day trip to Jackson and spent the morning at the Natural Science museum. Spent about 3 hours total with 2 toddlers who really enjoyed themselves. The aquarium portion was very neat to see. Also enjoyed the fossils/dinos on exhibit. The ripley's traveling...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited during my spare time, there is a great variety of things to see but will not spoil your visit. Great place if you have children

Thank Merlin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My oldest child loves this place. She wants to go here over any other place in Jackson. This is a must visit in Jackson.

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Knowledge is indispensable for fulfillment . The method of obtaining useful information is critical. Presentation, ease of learning make the process easier. The natural science museum provides visitors of all ages the ability to obtain useful information in a pleasant environment . Children enjoy this...More

Thank ecoyenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is full of knowledge that should be shared with all students from grades pre-K to 12. The interaction with natural science is an interaction that cannot be gathered from reading a text book.

Thank Constance B
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We had a great time here. There was a lot of really interesting stuff to see and the nature trail is shaded and really cool. Don't miss it. This place is really affordable too.

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and for spending time with us during Great Outdoors Month :)

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

My family visits here several times each year. It always has lots of information and activities to hold the interests of my children( 5 and 8), as well as my husband and I. There is a nice aquarium with local species mostly those of river...More

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the review :) We're glad you visit often! If you're interested in birthday parties, we do offer indoor space. If you'd like to check it out please visit our website or give us a call. We'd be happy to help :) See you...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Visited with my two kids (age 4 and 1.5). They both loved all the aquariums and live animals. Some of the other stuff was a little over their heads, but it was worth it alone for all the time they spent looking at fish and...More

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MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the review :) We're glad you enjoyed your visit and explored the museum indoors and outdoors.

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Brought four children ages 2-4 for an educational, but oh-so fun, couple of hours. We called ahead to schedule a story time. What a treat! Denise, the museum employee, shared books, information and an alligator and snake petting experience. I recommend visiting the museum if...More

Thank Kim S
MS Museum N, Public Relations Manager at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the review :) We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Denise is wonderful :)

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MReed1
6 February 2018|
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Response from MS Museum N | Property representative |
Thanks for the question :) You can check out info about the museum's collections, exhibits, and upcoming temporary exhibits on our website. We have two special exhibits scheduled in 2018.
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MyGodMagma
27 September 2017|
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Response from MS Museum N | Property representative |
Hi, Were you able to find the book? We are the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. You can reach the MDAH at (601) 576-6850 :)
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