Nature abhors a vacuum, which is why the outdoors is riddled with dirt, potato-chip crumbs, and the confetti of raucous Earth Days past. Celebrate nature’s natural beauty with today’s Groupon: for $32, you get a new annual family membership to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (a $65 value).
As the Jackson Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’s reigning Travel Attraction of The Year, as well as the subject of accolades from the Jackson Free Press and Parents & Kids Magazine, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science delights and enlightens attendees of all ages. A family membership grants two adults all the benefits of joining, including one year of free admission and a 10% discount at the museum gift shop. Parents may extend their membership to include any number of offspring under the age of 18; grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other guardians may include up to four children; lonely puppet-makers may not include any wooden wards they’ve wished to life.
The museum features more than a dozen permanent indoor exhibits, including examinations of the mosaic Gulf Coast ecosystem and an aquarium populated with native species from the Pearl River. For a glimpse of nature in its natural habitat, explore more than 300 acres of outdoor attractions, where flora and fauna flourish in ponds and woodlands along winding tree-lined trails. Inquisitive tykes may stuff their cerebrums at regular events such as fish feeding, animal demonstrations, and story time for 3–5 year-olds and adults burnish their biological bona fides at the museum’s monthly naturalist lectures and bullfrog-jousting tournaments.
2148 Riverside Dr.
Jackson, Mississippi 39202