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Visiting Information
370 Ridge Road
Picayune, MS 39466

601.799.2311 (Wed-Sun)

Interpretive Center
Wed-Sun: 9 AM- 5 PM
Last admission is 4 PM

Business Office
Wed-Sun: 9 AM - 5 PM
Closed: Mon & Tues,
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve & New Years Day.

Adults - $5.00
Seniors/Military - $4.00
Children under 12 - $2.00
Members visit for free

Photographers/videographers must pay site admission. Frequent users may wish to purchase an annual membership.

Please note that bicycles are not permitted on the grounds. Fishing is not allowed except for designated special events.

Dog friendly
We're Dog Friendly!
Leashed pets are welcome on trails.
Read our policy.

Our GPS Home Location   Latitude N 30.3142 Longitude W -89.4104

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The Crosby Arboretum is dedicated to educating the public about their environment. This mission is carried out by preserving, protecting, and displaying plants native to the Pearl River Drainage Basin ecosystem, providing environmental and botanical research opportunities, and offering cultural, scientific, and recreational programs. The Arboretum displays three basic habitats found in this ecosystem. They are a Savanna exhibit, a Woodland exhibit, and an Aquatic exhibit. Both drastic and subtle changes in landscape patterns can be observed within each exhibit. In addition to the 104-acre interpretive site, the Arboretum also collectively maintains 700 acres of off-site natural areas that are preserved for scientific study.

The Crosby Arboretum named SOUTHERN TRAVEL TREASURE by AAA's magazine "AAA Southern Traveler"

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Tobacco Policy Mississippi State University policy (OP 01.301) applies to The Crosby Arboretum. “Beginning in August 1, 2014, tobacco use will be banned from all university property including interior spaces, university vehicles, partially enclosed spaces, and outside grounds. Tobacco use will be allowed within enclosed personal vehicles.” All staff, volunteers, exhibitors, and guests are expected to comply. Until the effective date, know that all tobacco is banned from within 25' of Arboretum buildings, along the trails, greenhouse and nursery area, including the Children's Garden.


The Crosby Arboretum is owned and operated by Mississippi State University. Last updated October 21, 2014 . For more information about the website email andy.collins@msstate.edu