Father Sons Exhibits Museum

Indoor Exhibits

Explore permanent exhibits including aquariums, wildlife habitats, fossils, and Mississippi's endangered species.


  • Displays of Mississippi's diverse habitats including a spectacular exhibit of white-tailed deer
  • An entire wall of fossil specimens, Zygorhiza, Mosasaurus, and a giant Sloth
  • A 100,000-gallon aquarium network housing over 200 living species
  • "The Swamp": a 1,700-square foot greenhouse
  • “Bird Flight”: a stunning, permanent exhibit created in memory of B.E. Gandy, Museum Director/Curator from 1958–1987. Learn how birds fly, measure your wingspan, and see a murmuration, in this fascinating exhibit.
  • The hands-on Preschool Discovery Room features colorful murals and an iconic, giant tree house with a slide! Children ages 3 through pre-kindergarten 5 can climb a tree, play with puppets, visit animal habitats, and listen to wonderful stories.

Download the Indoor Exhibit Map 


See SCUBA divers feed the fish in our 100,000-gallon aquarium network on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Outdoor Features

people on the Mississippi museum of natural science nature trails

Experience 2.5 miles of trails offering you opportunities for nature walks, photography, and the study of living things in their environment.

Family sits atop a green dinosaur sculpture

Travel back in time on the Dinosaur Trail. The Dinosaur Trail features six large-scale, 3D dinosaur models, including a Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The Playground is part of the LeFleur's Bluff Complex

The LBC is located on the shared campus between MDWFP's MS Museum of Natural Science and the MS Children's Museum.


Temporary Exhibits

Our 2,500-square-foot temporary exhibit area allows the Museum to showcase special exhibits throughout the year. These exciting and unique displays are made possible through the generous support of donors, sponsors, and the Museum Foundation. Plan your next visit around our next special exhibit and other area attractions.

See information about our past special exhibits here.

Dinosaurs Around the World

Discover 11 Animatronic Dinosaurs & more!

More Information

Students Walking Museum Science

The MDWFP Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is located in Jackson, Mississippi, tucked within historic LeFleur's Bluff State Park. On this page, find details relating to getting to and visiting the museum. 

MS Museum of Natural Science front entry

Meet over 200 living species in our 100,000-gallon aquarium network and explore 73,000 square feet of permanent and temporary exhibits at MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.