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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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Cabot Lodge Millsaps $93
Cabot Lodge Millsaps

Cabot Lodge Millsaps

2375 N State St, Jackson
     
    3.9
    of 5, from 675 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).

    Residence Inn by Marriott Jackson The District at Eastover $116
    Residence Inn by Marriott Jackson The District at Eastover

    Residence Inn by Marriott Jackson The District at Eastover

    1248 Eastover Drive, Jackson
       
      4.5
      of 5, from 39 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).

      Extended Studio Hotel $58
      Extended Studio Hotel

      Extended Studio Hotel

      881 East River Place, Jackson
         
        2.7
        of 5, from 115 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.

        Best Western Plus Jackson Downtown Colliseum $80
        Best Western Plus Jackson Downtown Colliseum

        Best Western Plus Jackson Downtown Colliseum

        725 Larson Street, Jackson
           
          3.8
          of 5, from 327 reviews
          2.5 out of 5.0

          Located in Downtown Jackson, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mississippi Trade Mart, Mississippi State Capitol, and Mississippi Governor's Mansion. Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

          Fairview Inn $199
          Fairview Inn

          Fairview Inn

          734 Fairview Street, Jackson
             
            5.0
            of 5, from 15 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).

            Red Roof Inn Jackson Downtown - Fairgrounds $49
            Red Roof Inn Jackson Downtown - Fairgrounds

            Red Roof Inn Jackson Downtown - Fairgrounds

            700 Larson Street, Jackson
               
              2.3
              of 5, from 204 reviews
              2.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Downtown Jackson, this hotel 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).

              Comfort Inn Jackson $83
              Comfort Inn Jackson

              Comfort Inn Jackson

              614 Monroe St, Jackson
                 
                4.0
                of 5, from 346 reviews
                2.5 out of 5.0

                Located in Downtown Jackson, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mississippi Coliseum and Mississippi State Capitol. Mississippi Governor's Mansion and Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Great House in the Heart of Fondren
                Great House in the Heart of Fondren

                Great House in the Heart of Fondren

                , Jackson
                   
                  5.0
                  of 5, from 5 reviews
                  0.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in the city center, this vacation home is close to Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, and Riverside Park. Also nearby are Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum and Mississippi Children's Museum.