Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

2148 Riverside Dr.
Jackson, MS 39202- Map It
Phone: (601) 576-6000

AAA Editor Notes

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is at 2148 Riverside Dr. in LeFleur's Bluff State Park. The museum contains ecological exhibits, mounted wildlife specimens and a technical library. Graphic and interactive displays offer detailed views of the environment. Exhibits focus on plants, animals, fossils, insects, natural habitats, and extinct and endangered species native to Mississippi. A 100,000-gallon, 20-aquarium system contains 200 species of native fish, reptiles and amphibians. Alligators and turtles live in &#8220;The Swamp,&#8221; a greenhouse with a garden and aquarium.</br>Audiovisual programs about nature are presented in a large theater; 2.5 miles of interpretive trails are on the 300-acre grounds. Hands-on educational programs are offered.</br></br>
$6; $5 (ages 60+); $4 (ages 3-18).
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5. Closed major holidays. Allow 1 hour minimum.