Mississippi Educational Excursions
Afford your child the best chance to learn by taking field trips to different locations that encourage learning and curiosity. The locations listed below are wonderful tools in reinforcing the ideas taught in the classroom while having fun!
The Russell C. Davis Planetarium
Experience the universe in our magnificent hemispheric theater whose programs have been delighting visitors of all ages for over twenty-five years. Whether you immerse yourself in breathtaking sky and space scenes, brilliant colorful laser images, or thrilling large-format films, you're sure to consider us a highlight of your visit to downtown Jackson.
Phone: (601) 960-1550
Address: Lamar and Pascagoula Streets, Jackson, MS 39201
We love to have home-schoolers visit, and offer special hands-on programs for them to augment parental teaching. We focus on the five "A"s - art, archaeology, antique, agriculture and animals, and offer hands-on Discovery Kits for teachers and parents to check out.
Address: 1608 Highway 82 West, Greenwood, MS 38930
Phone: (662) 453-0925
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center expands a child's world by encouraging shared learning experiences to enrich the minds and hearts of children and adults through interactive and entertaining exhibitions and programs.
Through activities designed to simulate the real world of South Mississippi, children have the opportunity to learn about the past and the present; it is with a better understanding of themselves and their community that children can grow to be responsible, global citizens.
Address: 246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport, Mississippi 39507
The first full-scale school-based children's museum in the U.S., the Kidzeum is a unique and dynamic facility where students' desires to learn are stimulated through interactive and intriguing exhibits. Surrounded by authentic settings of a grocery store, a bank, a kitchen, and various exhibits, children are encouraged to pose questions and search for answers.
Address: PO Box 1940, Grenada, MS 38901
The Jackson Zoo
Our mission is to provide visitors with a quality recreational and educational environment dedicated to wildlife care and conservation.
Address: 2918 West Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39209
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
The mission of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is to promote understanding and appreciation of Mississippi's biological diversity through collections, research, scientific databases, education, and exhibits; and to inspire the people of our state to respect the environment and to preserve natural Mississippi.
Address: 2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson MS 39202
Historic Bay St. Louis Train Depot
Beautiful mission style two-story building is surrounded by park-like grounds. Designated a "Mississippi Landmark" this impressive structure was once the heartbeat of the County. The depot served as the centerpiece in a 1966 Tennessee Williams written, Sidney Pollack directed film, "This Property is Condemned" starring Robert Redford and Natalie Wood. The Depot is also home to a Visitor Center and the Hancock County Tourism Development Bureau.
Address: 1928 Depot Way, Bay St. Louis, MS 39521
Hurricane Katrina Memorial
The Katrina Memorial is dedicated to the Gulf Coast victims who perished in Hurricane Katrina. The Memorial stands 12 feet tall, about the height of the water during Hurricane Katrina's storm surge at the Town Green. The Memorial contains a tile inlay of a wave and a glass case containing various items from destroyed buildings.
Address: Highway 90, Biloxi Town Green, Biloxi, MS Harrison County
Military Memorial Museum
Museum features photos, artifacts and personal items of area veterans. Plus displays of military equipment dating back to World War I.
Address: Train Depot, 125 S. Whitworth Ave, Brookhaven, MS, Lincoln County
University of Mississippi Museum
Located in Oxford, MS, exhibits include Greek and Roman antiquities, Barnard collection of scientific instruments, a southern folk art collection, the Walton-Young Historic House, William Faulkner's historic home of Rowan Oak and the Seymour Lawrence collection of American art.
Address: 5th & University Ave, Oxford, MS 38655
Exhibits include historical agricultural and military objects along with an extensive collection of Native American artifacts and information about the importance of cotton in the Mississippi Delta. Visitors are offered a glimpse into the past of Leflore County.
Address: 1608 Highway 82 West, Greenwood, MS 38930
The Oask House Museum
The Oaks is one of Jackson's oldest homes. The Greek Revival - style cottage was erected about 1853 and it is one of the few structures which survived the burning of Jackson during the Civil War. The museum is set up to depict the life of an ordinary middle-class family living in the an urban farmstead during the 19th century.
Address: 823 North Jefferson St, Jackson, MS 39202
Tunica Riverpark Museum
The museum is devoted to the history of the great Mississippi River. Board a 19th century riverboat and enjoy a ride down the Mississippi River from the Riverpark landing which is found at the museum.
Address: One River Park Dr, PO Box 99, Tunica, MS 38664