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Mississippi Children's Museum

Kids can discover a world of fascinating facts and exciting make-believe within the five galleries of this sensational museum dedicated to helping kids learn.

The Mississippi Children’s Museum is an exciting complex that promotes learning through interactive exhibits and displays. Split into five main galleries, the Mississippi Children’s Museum covers a wide array of educational themes, including science, art, literacy, health and Mississippi heritage.

You can’t miss the bright colors and angular architecture of the museum. Pick a fun-filled gallery to start your visit, such as the Express Yourself gallery of creativity. Kids can build an instrument and record a song or dance to tunes pumping from a giant jukebox. Let them try a hands-on approach to art under the guidance of a visiting artist. The museum’s literacy gallery focuses on promoting reading with a giant Scrabble board and a puppet theater.

Kids can learn about nutrition at the Healthy Fun gallery, where there is a farmer’s market truck displaying a range of local produce, as well as an exciting obstacle course. Discover the World at Work at another gallery and learn about the different industries in Mississippi. At the Engineering Energy installation, test different energy sources, build a miniature car and race friends on a track. Find out about environmental responsibility at the museum’s exhibit about forestry.

Explore the history, environment and culture of Mississippi at the gallery dedicated to the Magnolia State. Kids will enjoy discovering the topography of the state on an exciting climbing map and exploring a maze of pine trees.

Younger visitors will love the Literacy Garden, a fantasyland of fiction. They can climb into the tree house or search for treasure in the sandpits. Take a break at the Red Rocket Café, located on the museum’s top level. Be sure to check out the extensive gift shop at the museum to pick up souvenirs and vacation activities.

The Mississippi Children’s Museum is situated to the west of LeFleur’s Bluff State Park in central Jackson. There is an admission fee, which covers many of the events and touring exhibitions. The museum is open daily except for Mondays and Sunday mornings. Combine your visit with a trip to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, located nearby.


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Lodging Near Mississippi Children's Museum

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Cabot Lodge Millsaps

Cabot Lodge Millsaps

2375 N State St, Jackson
3.9
of 5, from 164 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Jackson, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Mississippi State Capitol and Mississippi Governor's Mansion are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$49
Extended Studio Hotel

Extended Studio Hotel

881 East River Place, Jackson
1.6
of 5, from 14 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Jackson, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mississippi Coliseum, Mississippi State Capitol, and Mississippi Governor's Mansion. Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

$116
Residence Inn by Marriott Jackson The District at Eastover

Residence Inn by Marriott Jackson The District at Eastover

1248 Eastover Drive, Jackson
4.2
of 5, from 5 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Jackson, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Mississippi Children's Museum and Riverside Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$219
Fairview Inn

Fairview Inn

734 Fairview Street, Jackson
5.0
of 5, from 3 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Jackson, this spa inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Mississippi State Capitol and Mississippi Governor's Mansion are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hemmerling House

Hemmerling House

715 Arlington Street, Jackson
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Jackson, this cottage is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, Mississippi State Capitol, and Mississippi Governor's Mansion. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and Old Capitol Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$70
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - Jackson Coliseum

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - Jackson Coliseum

804 Larson St, Jackson
4.0
of 5, from 4 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Jackson, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mississippi Trade Mart and Mississippi State Capitol. Mississippi Governor's Mansion and Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium are also within 3 mi (5 km).