Family-Friendly Places in Mississippi

Known for its southern hospitality, Mississippi is the perfect destination for visitors of all ages. Whether you’re traveling with the kids or hosting a family reunion, a wide variety of Mississippi family activities can enhance your itinerary and make for a trip to remember. Zoos, museums, and beaches are just the start.

Mississippi is home to rolling hills, vast farmland, and sandy beaches. Many attractions in Mississippi offer activities geared toward children that stir their curiosity and imagination, as well as ones that the entire family will enjoy, from toddlers to grandparents. Mississippi family activities include the following and more:

Let Visit Mississippi plan your family-friendly activities today. For more information, request a tour guide, use our trip planner, check out some of the places to stop, or contact us today to start planning your trip.


Named one of the Top 10 “Most Amazing Baseball Museums in America” by ESPN, the museum contains an array of sports-related, interactive exhibits. Touch-screen television kiosks allow museum visitors to access archival footage, achievement data, biographical information and more than […]

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

Gulfport   FEATURED


Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is Mississippi’s original children’s museum, a place where children and adults of every age can imagine, create and have fun. Activities include the Super Colossal Climbing Structure plus lots of indoor and outdoor exhibits designed for […]

INFINITY Science Center

Pearlington MS   FEATURED


From the moment you arrive at INFINITY, you will be caught up in the excitement of discovery! Located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, INFINITY Science Center is a non-profit science museum that also serves as the official visitor center for NASA […]

Hattiesburg Pocket Museum

Hattiesburg   FEATURED


The Hattiesburg Pocket Museum is Mississippi’s tiniest and most unique museum. Located in the alley behind the Saenger Theatre in downtown Hattiesburg, the museum’s centerpiece is a frequently updated window display that’s surrounded by fanciful miniature scenes, murals, and street […]

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg   FEATURED


Commemorating one of the Civil War’s pivotal campaigns, Vicksburg National Military Park is arguably Mississippi’s most renowned historical attraction. Confederate President Jefferson Davis himself referred to Vicksburg as the “nailhead that holds the South’s two halves together,” and there’s no […]

Mississippi Aquarium Entrance

Mississippi Aquarium

Gulfport   FEATURED


The Mississippi Aquarium is a nonprofit public aquarium in Gulfport that showcases more than 200 species of animals and 50 species of native plants throughout indoor and outdoor habitats. The aquarium invites visitors to explore and understand Mississippi’s diverse aquatic […]

MS Children's Museum Meridian

The Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian is a state-of-the-art museum focusing on early childhood learning through play. The museum features a variety of permanent and traveling exhibits that fuel young imaginations, plus a variety of workshops and other programs to […]

Highway 61 Blues Museum, Leland

Highway 61 Blues Museum



A small blues museum honoring the Mid Mississippi Delta bluesmen striving to educate the public on the their contributions to music all over the world. […]

Tupelo Buffalo Park

Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo



The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo is a zoo located in Tupelo, Mississippi. At 175 acres, it is the largest zoo in the state of Mississippi. A large herd of American bison roam the park. More than 260 animals can […]

Pascagoula River Audubon Center

Moss Point   FEATURED


Adventure awaits at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Moss Point.  The Center is the educational gateway to exploring nature and bayou habitats by offering educational programming for school groups while featuring local nature themes, a step back in time with the […]


An aquarium housing over 200 species of native fish, reptiles and amphibians tells an ecological story of rivers, streams, lakes, marshes and the Mississippi Sound. “The Swamp” is home to animals including alligators, turtles and fish surrounded by native foliage. […]

Cycling on the Natchez Trace

Natchez Trace Parkway


Stretching from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee, the Natchez Trace is the crown jewel of Mississippi’s scenic roadways. The 444-mile recreational road is managed by the National Park Service and is truly unlike any other scenic route in the country, […]