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 www.mdac.state.ms.us/n_library/departments/ 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
mississippichildrensmuseum.com 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 msmuseumart.org 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 msfame.com 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 www.theoakshousemuseum.org 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 mdah.state.ms.us/oldcap 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 www.city.jackson.ms.us/visitors/museums/ 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!
THE LAST EVENT OF THE SEASON!
FRIDAY AUG 13 NEW TIME! 6-11 PM music by Ivan Neville’s
Dumpstaphunk Nash Street
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
AT&T & Entergy Stephens Printing
380 S. Lamar Street, Downtown Jackson 601.960.1515
Ayer Hall, Jackson State University, 601-9793935, www.jsums.edu/margaretwalker 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 museum.mdwfp.com 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 www.jacksonms.gov/government/fire/ educationcenter Provides an entertaining and educational showcase of the history of fire fighting.