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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

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Visit the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science located at the intersection of I-55 and Lakeland Drive. You will be greeted with a panoramic view of the wooded area located behind the museum as well as exhibits of deer and waterfowl. The exhibit area offers the visitor a chance to learn about Mississippi’s diverse habitats through dioramas of terrestrial ecosystems and large aquariums of the Mississippi Sound, the Pearl River, a reservoir tank and other aquatic habitats. The Museum also offers a 200 seat auditorium, two classrooms, a preschool room, a gift shop, an exhibit hall for temporary and traveling exhibits, laboratories and collection ranges, more hands-on exhibits, and 2.5 miles of nature trails. If you would like more information on the programs available at the Museum call (601) 576-6000 or visit our website at

Museum Hours:

8:00 – 5:00 Monday – Friday

9:00 – 5:00 Saturday

1:00 – 5:00 Sunday

Closed On All Major Holidays


The museum provides teacher education training through active, hands-on workshops. These workshops are interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education programs emphasizing wildlife. The programs are designed for educators of kindergarten through twelfth grade.

The workshops are 6 hours and are approved by the State Department of Education for CEUs. Call the education staff at (601) 576-6000 for more information on these and other educational programs.

Regulations in red are new this year.

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