Museums

B.B. King. American Automobiles. Catfish. Kermit the Frog. Jewish Culture. Walter Anderson. Nature. Sports. What do all of these have in common? You’ll find them all in the museums of Mississippi. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon of great family entertainment or seeking a deeper understanding of Mississippi’s rich artistic spirit, our state is home to an impressive and amazing array of well-curated and interactive museum experiences.

Learn more about our maritime and seafood culture on the coast or travel to the Delta where you can experience the grit and gutsiness of our early pioneers. Don’t miss the outstanding Mississippi Collection of visual arts at Jackson’s Mississippi Museum of Art. And by all means, be sure to explore the local museums that reside off the beaten path, where you’ll encounter the voices who can best share our state’s great story of musical expression, civil rights, cultural heritage and determination.

The new Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson explore how one state changed the world. Once you visit the museum, venture to some of the 25 sites on the Mississippi Freedom Trail to experience history at the source.

The new Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience is an interactive museum highlighting the state’s legacy in the arts, covering literature, music, visual and the performing arts. The MAX opens April 28, 2018, in Meridian.

  • PEPSI POPS: Picnic in the Park

    May 11 @ 7:30 pm - May 11 @ 10:00 pm

    Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Pops Series Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:30pm-10:00pm Old Trace Park, Ridgeland Tickets $12&up ($5 student) at www.msorchestra.com or 601.960.1565 Details:  http://www.msorchestra.com/index.php/concerts-and-tickets/concert-info/PEPSI-POPS-Picnic-in-the-Park/ The Rez, picnics and pop tunes make this concert an annual family magnet to be enjoyed by blanket, lawn chair or boat. Our 37th annual Pepsi Pops promises a unique outdoor …

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  • Dave Matthews Band in Concert

    May 29 @ 6:30 pm - May 29 @ 10:00 pm

    DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Doors: 6:30 PM | Show: 8:00 PM

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  • Elvis Festival

    June 6 @ 8:00 am - June 10 @ 5:00 pm

    A musical celebration to honor Elvis Presley, Tupelo’s native son, and the impact of this music on the world.

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  • Mississippi Book Festival

    August 18 @ 8:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm

    Known as Mississippi’s “Literary Lawn Party” this free event for book lovers of all ages is held on the grounds of the State Capitol and feature over 150 authors, more than 45 panels, activities and more.

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  • Cruisin the Coast

    September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 7 @ 5:00 pm

    America’s Largest Block party featuring classic cars from all over the world showcase their rides and cruise the beautiful beach-side highway along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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