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Thank you for feeding the animals, inspiring children, and supporting exhibits, education, teacher workshops, field trips, equipment, and research at the museum!

Your tax-deductible gift supports the best natural science museum in the region where generations of families have been making memories for more than 85 years. 

Your support will:

  • Positively impact Mississippians’ quality of life,
  • Enhance Mississippi’s image as a cultural leader, and
  • Generate economic impact through tourism sales.

Please donate online below. 

Or, make your check payable to “Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation” and mail to:

MMNS Foundation
PO Box 5165
Jackson, MS 39296-5165

Thank you for your support!



In operation since 1932, MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (MMNS):

  • Serves and strengthens the community,
  • Brings joy to families,
  • Inspires children to learn about natural resources and dream about their futures,
  • Assists teachers in bringing their classrooms to life, and
  • Ensures the conservation and enhancement of Mississippi’s fish and wildlife resources so they survive and thrive for current and future generations.


The MMNS attracts visitors worldwide, generating economic impact as part of Mississippi’s tourism product, while providing key education, recreation, and scientific services statewide. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, in historic LeFleur’s Bluff State Park, the MMNS is a learning institution, an attraction with membership benefits, and a research facility.

The MMNS’s primary users are the state’s school children, educational institutions, Mississippi residents, and visitors from across the nation and the world.

The MMNS is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a member of the Association of Science – Technology Centers.

In FY 17, the MMNS hosted 100,000+ visitors from all 82 Mississippi counties, all 50 states, and 35 foreign countries and reached more than 200,000 people through outreach efforts.

The MMNS is also a leader in the LeFleur Museum District – a collaborative partnership that brands and cross-promotes four museums located within minutes of one another at the intersection of I-55 and Lakeland Drive in Jackson.

In 2014, the Southeast Tourism Society named the MMNS the “Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year”. The MMNS also receives numerous local and state awards annually.

The MMNS impacts conservation, education, and tourism in Mississippi through a statewide biological research program, collections that focus on the entire state, statewide educational programing, exhibits whose content covers the biology and geography of the entire state, hosting special events at the MMNS, mounting two traveling exhibits annually, and by partnering with educational, government, and private institutions, agencies, and organizations throughout the state.

The MMNS provides strong support to local schools and maintain one of the largest natural green spaces in the city of Jackson.

The MMNS educators share the Museum’s resources with visitors and through outreach. They distribute instructional materials and present hands-on, interactive educational programs and teacher workshops to schools in-house and statewide.

NOTE: If you wish to become a member of the MMNS Museum, Click Here! This page is for donations only to the MMNS Foundation. Please continue below:


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