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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
2148 Riverside Drive, Jackson, Mississippi, 39202-1353 601-576-6000
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Get Inspired by the Jackson Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Take a journey through the natural heritage and habitats of Mississippi at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson, MS. Get inspired through indoor and outdoor exhibits that reveal Mississippi's biological diversity. Located at the historic LeFleur's Bluff State Park, the museum celebrates Mississippi's natural landscape and wildlife through permanent and traveling exhibits and scientific collections displaying the diverse habitats of the state. See amazing marine life in the 100,000-gallon aquarium, discover "The Swamp" greenhouse, and explore the landscape through 2.5 miles of nature trails. Enjoy year-round events at the open-air amphitheater and auditorium, and stop by the gift shop for souvenirs.


Prices -

Adults - $6, Youth (3-18) - $4, Senior (60+) - $5, Children under 3 - Free

Hours -

Monday - Friday: 8am-5pm, Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday: 1pm-5pm


  • Radio Talk Show
  • Teacher Workshops
  • Creature Features


  • Fish Feedings
  • Concerts
  • Lectures
  • Kid's Programs
  • Nature Hikes
  • Tours


  • What type of exhibits are at the Natural Science Museum?

    The 2,500 square foot exhibit space allows the Museum to highlight a variety of special exhibits throughout the year. These exciting kid-focused attractions are fun and interactive, vibrant and fascinating, and educational. Exhibit types have included Robot Zoo, Frogs!, A T.rex Named Sue, and Lost in the Amazon.
  • Are there outdoor exhibits and activities?

    Yes. The outdoor exhibits at the Museum are focused on nature walks with experienced guides. Enjoy interactive walks on an outdoor maze of scenic trails that give you exposure to Mississippi’s natural and diverse environments. Along the hike, you will see Woodland Pond, a swamp, Old River Run, Eubanks Creek, Mayes Lake, and the Pearl River. This is a fun adventure for families with kids who love learning and the great outdoors.

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