The museum is located off Lakeland Drive at Interstate 55 in Northeast Jackson, Mississippi within LeFleur's Bluff State Park.

Address: 2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: 601-576-6000

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 pm.

The museum and the LeFleur's Bluff Playground are closed on: New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4 (and July 5, 2024), Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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Museum Admission

  • Adults: $8
  • Youth (Ages 3-18): $6
  • Senior Citizens 60 and Over: $7
  • Children Under 3: FREE
  • School Teachers with Classes: $3 per student More information for teachers

Want to become a Member of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation? 

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LeFleur Museum District Pass: Discover Mississippi’s rich history, vibrant culture, and exciting future at four unique and amazing museums, the LeFleur’s Bluff Playground, and Spotter’s Adventure Trail - all located at I-55 and Lakeland Drive in Jackson, MS.

  • MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
  • Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry / National Agricultural Aviation Museum
  • Mississippi Children's Museum
  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

 Learn more about the LeFleur Museum District and purchase the LMD Pass online.

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field trips at museum

MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is truly an off-site, living classroom and should be considered a very important part of any curriculum.

Gator and Turtles

Bring your group, your imagination, and take a walk on the wild side! 

birthday party

Host a unique birthday party for your child at the Museum!

The Den

This outdoor pavilion, located west of the Playground, includes tables and seating for up to fifty individuals.

Plan Your Adventure

Father Sons Exhibits Museum

Explore habitats, fossils, aquariums, nature trails, dinosaur models, and more.

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.

Dinosaurs Around the World

Discover 11 Animatronic Dinosaurs & more!

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