Family Activities in Jackson, MS

Guaranteed Fun With Something For Everyone

A visit to Ridgeland puts you in a perfect position for access to the best family activities in Jackson, MS. Bring the whole family to town and explore nearby attractions that everyone can enjoy before retiring to our fun Kids’ Cabin and Family Suite accommodations at the Cabot Lodge Jackson North, a Red Lion Hotel in Central Mississippi.

Jackson Zoo

Walk on the wild side with more than 330 animals, spanning 125 species from around the world, at the Jackson Zoo. This beloved zoo also hosts kid-friendly events and family fun activities in the evening, making it the perfect destination for a day in Jackson.

Russell C. Davis Planetarium

Unleash your inner child with the whole family while learning about the universe at the Russell C. Davis Planetarium. Known as one of the best and largest planetariums in the South, this is the place to be for mega HD movies in the site’s multimedia theater and an array of eclectic events everyone can enjoy.

Mississippi Children’s Museum

A favorite of locals and tourists alike, the Mississippi Children’s Museum is the best family-friendly attraction in Jackson. Let your kids’ imaginations roam free with fun interactive exhibits and events all year round.

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

The state’s largest museum, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is a perfect way to spend a day in Jackson. Visit the on-site aquarium, learn about the area’s rich natural history, and the adjacent kid-friendly nature trails for a live lesson in science.