7 Little Known Museums In Mississippi Where Admission Is Free
By Daniella DiRienzo|Updated on May 24, 2023(Originally published May 19, 2023)
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for more than 30 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as the Mississippi-based Parents & Kids Magazine. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
Mississippi is definitely not lacking when it comes to great museums. Even better, you can find many free museums here. That’s right; a visit is completely FREE. (Of course, donations are always accepted.) Ready to have some fun that both you and your wallet will enjoy? Check out the following free museums in Mississippi:
If you were wondering what museums in Mississippi are free, now you have some answers! Have you visited any of these free museums? Know of one that should’ve been included? Tell us in the comments section!
Buccaneer State Park: This state park is located in Waveland. Enjoy camping, the water park, playground, disc golf, fishing, and swimming. Or you could take a stab at finding buried treasure in this area that was inhabited by pirates in the 1700s.
Roosevelt State Park: This 550-acre park is located in Morton. There is a ton to do here, from swimming, boating, and water skiing to hiking, disc golf, and camping.
Tombigbee State Park: Head to Tupelo for this 480-acre park. Here, you can fish on Lake Lee, bike, camp, and disc golf.
Legion State Park: This park in Louisville is 480 acres. By day, enjoy the playground, nature trail, and fishing and boating opportunities. And at night, consider staying in one of the cabins, the cottage, a campsite, or even bring your own RV.
What are the best zoos and aquariums in Mississippi?
Hattiesburg Zoo: Located in Hattiesburg, here you can see such interesting animals like axolotls, capybara, and hyenas. And don't forget the sloths. There is also a high rope course, an electric train, a playground, and so much more for kids.
Mississippi Aquarium: Head to Gulfport to see over 200 species of animals, like river otters, dolphins, and turtles. There is also a contact pool, where you can touch an assortment of creatures, like horseshoe crabs, stingrays, and baby sharks.
Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo: Head to this park for a petting zoo, giraffe barn, aviary, reptile house, and more. Among the many animals you’ll come across include horses, an alligator, giraffes, pygmy goats, and a whole lot more.