March 14, 2024

Registration Opens for Natural Science Museum 2024 Summer Camps

Therese Apel

Photo: Natural Science Museum
Photo: Natural Science Museum

This summer, children can get outdoors and explore nature at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science adventure-filled day camps. These age-appropriate camps for PreK-3 through entering twelfth grade youth are designed to ignite curiosity and foster a love for the natural world.

Whether it’s discovering the secrets of the swamp, uncovering fossils in paleontology digs, or learning about the incredible diversity of Mississippi’s native flora and fauna, there’s something exciting waiting for every camper. Spaces are limited and fill up quickly, so parents should register their children now. For details and to register, visit

“Get ready for an unforgettable journey filled with discovery, learning, and, most importantly, FUN! Our camps provide a unique opportunity for children to investigate the outdoors, learn from expert educators, and create memories that will last a lifetime,” says Museum Education Coordinator Katie Tupy.

Spotter’s Discovery CampsYoung campers engage in outdoor nature activities including hiking, aquatic adventures, and nature-inspired games and crafts. They will learn wildlife identification, explore wetlands, and encounter native wildlife while making new friends. This camp offers several age appropriate sessions for campers entering PreK-3 through entering grade 6, including an Art Camp and a Splash Camp.

Museum Camp at Lake Lamar Bruce in Saltillo, MSCampers entering grades 4-8 will engage in hands-on activities designed to increase outdoors skills and foster a love of nature. Activities will include fishing, fire building, hands-on lessons in forestry, herpetology, water ecology, and entomology, and an optional overnight camp on the last day.

Jr. Naturalist Camp: Campers entering grades 7-8 will explore the great outdoors with state biologists and educators while learning about ecology and conservation. Jr. Naturalists will have the ultimate camp experience – hiking, collecting, exploring, swimming, and canoeing, while making new friends. This camp includes an overnight field trip at Roosevelt State Park.

Field Camp: Campers entering grades 9-12 will spend the week at Percy Quin State Park in McComb, Mississippi while exploring the pine hills forests of South Mississippi. Guided by research scientists, they will study Mississippi’s native and endangered species such as black bear, bats, and gopher tortoises, and discover fossils and other natural treasures.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM: MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is located at 2148 Riverside Drive in Jackson, Mississippi in LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. Museum admission is: $8 for adults, $6 for youth ages 3-18, and $7 for senior citizens ages 60 and up. Visitors can get more details about the Museum and plan their Museum adventure by calling 601-576-6000 or at and can connect with the Museum on social media at:, and

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