Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson

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Located in Jackson, MS, tucked within the hills of Lefleur’s Bluff State Park – an ideal location for a museum whose mission is focused on the promotion and protection of Mississippi’s natural landscape and its inhabitants.

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  • We drove to the Museum today - hoping to tour the exhibits and also take our small dog, who is traveling around the United States with us, for a short walk around the grounds. The security guard told ...  more »
  • We loved the exhibits. Everything was clean and orderly. The shop was interesting, too. The microscope slides weren't great; it was very difficult to make anything out, and one of the microscopes was ...  more »
  • My wife and I visited the Museum on an inclement day, Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, in which public schools were closed and consequently had no school trips touring it. Our first impression of the fa...  more »
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  • If your hunting something to do with kids in the Jackson area, this is it. We've visited here quite a few times over the years and it's NEVER let us down. The museum is located inside a park, you have to pay to enter the park. The museum has several static displays of animal skeletons, stuffed wildlife and typically has a temporary display. On my last visit one of the staff members brought out a real possum and let it roam the area (indoors). The visitors were allowed to pet the possum. They also have an aquarium hall that has some floor to ceiling aquariums. There are some smaller ones too. Most contain local fish species, some have reptiles like snakes & frogs. On the backside they have an area with alligators and turtles. Then out back there are nature trails you can walk. We always enjoy visiting here and there's something all ages can enjoy & appreciate. They also have a gift shop too. I would recommend this place to others.
  • This place should be labeled as more as a "nature center." There are several dinosaur fossils along with other type of animal fossils. With that in mind, this is a great place to see animals that are indigenous to the state of Mississippi. Staff members are available to answer any questions that my arise. A great place for young kids to learn about all types of local animals. The aquarium and terrarium offer a close-up view of native fish, snakes, turtles from the state. The two-headed snake is freaky as were all of the various snake exhibits. Birds, bears, deer, wild boar, rats, squirrels and various other game life are present but lifeless.(Thats a good thing) Outdoor nature trails are available for nature hikes and exercise. A great family trip for the money! My 2 year old grandson love it!
  • Loved it! Would love to come back in the spring when it’s greener. It makes me sad that the alligator snapper was in such a small tank. Will definitely come back and bring a picnic for the awesome park
  • Great indoor and outdoor activities. But the main thing is that they have a snake with two heads. I'm not kidding, it's alive and uses both of its heads. If this isn't impressive, I don't know what is
  • Inexpensive place that the kids loved. Really nice exhibits. Great hiking trails.
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