- TripBuzz found 35 things to do with kids in or near Jackson, Mississippi, including 10 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Ridgeland and Madison.
- From Mississippi Children's Museum to Jackson Zoo, the Jackson area offers 31 different types of family activities, including: Historic Homes, History Museums, Zoos and Theaters.
- Jackson is the largest city and state capital of Mississippi. The areas stately government buildings and grand architecture are among the many popular attractions that draw tourists to the area. Also popular are the areas local museums, art galleries, the zoo, botanical gardens and annual events, including the Mississippi State Fair.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum 1152 Lakeland Dr, Jackson, MS MoreLess Info
Interactive exhibits honor sports legends including Jerry Rice, Brett Favre, and nearly 300 others
Located in Jackson, Mississippi, the Mississippi Children's Museum offers a panoply of fun things to see and do. Its most popular exhibits touch on topics such as active play, nutrition, sports, cooking and careers.
At the Jackson Zoological Park, there are over 330 animals to view in their habitats. Among these animals are giraffes, white rhinos, Sumatra tigers, red otters, chimpanzees, and more. They also offer a Zoomobile that takes animals on the road.
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2531 North State St, Jackson, MS 39216 MoreLess Info
A multi-purpose sports facility, Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium hosts numerous state and community events. And seating over 60,000 fans, it is commonly used for college football games. It is also a popular locale for musical concerts.
Jackson's Old Capitol Museum preserves the legacy of one of Mississippi's most important buildings. It has a rich history and is particularly notable for events that occurred within its walls during the Civil War. Admission is free.
93% 221 votes
2148 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202 MoreLess Info
Science education is front and center at the 7,000-square foot Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Its diverse holdings include dinosaur bones, gemstones, raw minerals, taxidermied animals and geological displays. The museum is appropriate for children and adults.
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1152 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216 MoreLess Info
Mississippi's most elite athletes are honored at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. The attached museum includes uniforms, photos, life-size statues, newspaper articles and other items related to the athletes.
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528 Bloom Street, Jackson, MS 39202 MoreLess Info
The Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center has photography, art, and artifacts that highlight the contributions made by African Americans in the southern United States. Permanent exhibits include Mississippi Negro Scholars and the Civil Rights Gallery.
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355 West Woodrow Wilson Ave, Jackson, MS 39216 MoreLess Info
Also a fire safety education center, the City of Jackson Fire Museum features a collection of historic memorabilia and artifacts, including a variety of fire engines, uniforms, pictures, and communication equipment.