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Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater Fishing

Museum of Natural Science

Children at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Visit the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science at the intersection of I-55 and Lakeland Drive. The Museum is located on Lefleur’s Bluff surrounded by beautiful woodland, swamp, and riverine landscapes. Visitors are greeted with exhibits featuring native wildlife, dioramas of Mississippi’s terrestrial ecosystems, and numerous large aquariums. Our aquariums hold over 100,000 gallons of water and showcase inhabitants of the Mississippi Sound, the Pearl River, and many other aquatic habitats throughout the state. Additional features include a 30,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art playground for children ages 6 months to 12 years old with 80 play activities, 73 of which are inclusive to children with accessibility needs. Meet “Spotter the Otter” and friends along Spotter’s Adventure Trail, a fun and interactive outdoor experience and enjoy 2.5 miles of majestic hiking trails. For information on educational programs, field trips, camps, or events, please call (601) 576-6000 or visit our website at

Museum Hours:

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday - Friday

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

1-5 p.m. Sunday

Closed On All Major Holidays

Project Wild & Wet

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.

Most workshops are 6 hours and are approved by the State Department of Education for CEUs. For more information on these and other educational programs, visit