These Museums across the Metro will inspire the whole family!
JACKSON, Miss. (MISSISSIPPI WEEKEND) -
The Mississippi Museum of Art – 380 S Lamar St, Jackson
MMA is home to countless amazing art exhibits that use the experiences of commissioned artists to tell important stories in history. After you stroll through the museum, be sure head outside to the Art Garden. The art walk is filled with sculptures and beautiful flowers that just might inspire your next breakthrough. MMA is free on Sundays.
The Two Mississippi Museums: The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum | The Museum of Mississippi History - 222 North St #2205, Jackson
The Two Mississippi Museums are located in downtown Jackson. Make a day out of it and explore the history of our state, and the history of the civil rights movement where so many had to risk their lives fighting for a better quality of life. Both museums keep you engaged with immersive videos, quizzes, and overall really creative ways to immerse you the history you are learning about.
The Smith Robertson Museum - 528 Bloom St, Jackson
The Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center serves their mission to preserve and share the black experience in the south. The museum is ran inside what was once the Smith Robertson Elementary School, the first public school for African Americans in Jackson.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum - 1152 Lakeland Dr #4701, Jackson
An idea that started over lunch, has evolved to ”Mississippi’s first museum of the 21st century.” With updated exhibits, and new inductees, The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Museum is every sports lovers dream!
Eudora Wetly House and Garden - 1109 Pinehurst St, Jackson
Eudora Wetly was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author from Jackson, MS. She’s said to have developed her passion for writing and gardening from her mother. Today you have options when visiting the historic landmark. Explore the Eudora Wetly home, museum, and garden all in Jackson.
The Oaks House Museum - 823 N Jefferson St, Jackson
The Boyd house was built around 1853. This Mississippi landmark is one of the few building that survived the burning of Jackson before the Civil War.
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science - 2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson
This museum overlooks a beautiful 300 acre landscape in historic LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. But the main attractions are inside, with more than 200 species waiting to meet you!
Mississippi Children’s Museum - 2145 Museum Blvd, Jackson
The MS Children’s Museum provides a safe space for kids to get ask questions and explore. Exhibits are hands on teaching kids about STEM, nutrition, and more!
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