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Note: click here For SCHOOL field trip information 

Gator and turtles

Take a Walk on the Wild Side
at the Southeast's Best Attraction/Best Museum in Mississippi!

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

In addition to guided and self-guided tours, your group can experience behind-the-scenes tours, interact with a SCUBA diver, get up close and personal with alligators, turtles, snakes, and other living creatures, meet a researcher, and more! Call or email us today so that we can create a package designed specifically for your group's unique needs.

Groups of all ages will enjoy the museum and a group of just ten visitors qualifies for our special group rate.  Whether you have one hour or all day, we can help you create a fun, memorable experience that your group will be talking about for years!

If you are a school group, click here for our School Field Trip information.

Museum Overview

The museum is located at I-55 and Lakeland Drive in Jackson, Mississippi, tucked within historic LeFleur's Bluff State Park - an ideal location for a museum whose mission is focused on the promotion and protection of Mississippi's natural landscape and its inhabitants. The museum's buildings and grounds feature a 73,000-square foot complex overlooking a 300-acre natural landscape, 2.5 miles of nature trails, and an open-air amphitheater. Indoor exhibits include a series of life-size displays of the state's diverse habitats, a 100,000-gallon aquarium network housing over 200 living species, and a 1,700-square foot greenhouse called "The Swamp." Our committed staff maintains over 30,000 square feet of permanent exhibits along with a gift shop and a 200-seat theater. Click here to learn more about the museum. 

The museum was named:

  • "2014 Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year": Southeast Tourism Society
  • "2014 Best Museum" by the readers of Mississippi Magazine
  • "Certified Hospitality Specialist Property of their Year" by the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau for our dedication to hospitality training for our staff

Schedule a Tour & Download Your Planning Kit:

1. Please review the "Motorcoach Group Tour FAQ's" and "Motorcoach Group Tour Procedures" below. 

2. Complete the "Motorcoach Group Tour Scheduling Request Form and Signature Page" below then save and email it to yolanda.hawkins@mmns.state.ms.us or call us at (601) 576-6000. 

3. We will contact you to confirm your tour and will send you a free "Take a Walk on the Wild Side" DVD which includes a fun, eight minute museum overview video to show on the motor coach.

Contact Us:

Yolanda Hawkins
Phone: (601) 576-6030
yolanda.hawkins at mmns.state.ms.us

Mailing Address: 
MDWFP Museum of Natural Science
Group Tour Program
2148 Riverside Drive • Jackson, MS 39202-1353