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Jackson Public Fire Safety Education Center and Fire Museum

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Margaret Walker Alexander National Research Center

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum

1150 Lakeland Drive, 601-432-4500 ag_museum/ Come learn about Mississippi history and agriculture. Take a step back in time and explore the model Victorian Mississippi village and enjoy a frosty glass-bottled coke at the general store.

Mississippi Children’s Museum Set to open in December 2010, this museum will contain interactive exhibits to help children learn about Mississippi history, health and nutrition and more.

Mississippi Museum of Art

380 South Lamar St., 601-960-1515 Featuring an exhibit of the art collection of Herb and Dorothy Vogel through Sept. 12. Keep a eye out for new exhibits opening this fall.

1152 Lakeland Drive, 601-982-8264 Take a trip to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum and experience the history of sports in the Magnolia state.



The Oaks House Museum

823 N. Jefferson St., 601-353-9339 Built in 1853, The Oaks is one of the few structures left standing in Jackson after Union troops burned the city during the Civil War.

Old Capitol Museum

100 S. State St. 601-576-6920 This historic landmark has recently re-opened after a long period of repairs. The exhibits are new and improved, with lots of interactive activities to teach about early Jackson history, architecture, and government. Closed Mondays.

Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center

528 Bloom St., 601-960-1457 Built in the city’s first public school for African Americans, the museum focuses on cultural contributions by African American Mississippians.

MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART A premier after-hours event in downtown Jackson offering an intriguing mix of food, music, drinks and, of course, ART!


FRIDAY AUG 13 NEW TIME! 6-11 PM music by Ivan Neville’s

Dumpstaphunk Nash Street


Mr. Nick

Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster - advance tickets $15 MMA members, $20 Non-members, day of event $20 MMA members, $25 Non-members cash bar, complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres by Chef Emily Burgess

sponsored by

AT&T & Entergy Stephens Printing


380 S. Lamar Street, Downtown Jackson 601.960.1515

Ayer Hall, Jackson State University, 601-9793935, Both an archive and museum, the Alexander Center is dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and dissemination of 20th century African American history and culture.

2148 Riverside Drive, 601-354-730 Learn about the flora and fauna of Mississippi through exhibits, aquariums, nature trails and more. Currently featuring “Megalodon,” the largest shark that ever lived, until January 2011.


355 Woodrow Wilson Ave., 601-960-2433 educationcenter Provides an entertaining and educational showcase of the history of fire fighting.


v8n48 - JFP 2010 Jackpedia Issue  

The student-generated guidebook to Jackson's Nightlife, Shopping, Arts, Bikes, Beer and More.

v8n48 - JFP 2010 Jackpedia Issue  

The student-generated guidebook to Jackson's Nightlife, Shopping, Arts, Bikes, Beer and More.