March 27, 2024

Unleash Your Wild Side in April with these events at the Natural Science Museum

Special to Darkhorse Press

Photo: MDWFP

MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science invites visitors to unleash their wild sides at the Museum this April! “We’re thrilled to offer these fun events for our community to celebrate the wonders of the natural world and to connect with each other!” says Museum Director Charles Knight. See for pricing and registration details for all events.

“SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENT” (Monday, April 8 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.): Advance Tickets Required ($10), includes eclipse glasses. Join NASA Astro Camp Specialists and Museum educators for hands-on activities and to see the 90% eclipse of the sun! Food trucks will be on-site (not included).

“NATUREFEST!” (Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.): Encounter live animals with the Hattiesburg Zoo and Freedom Ranch Outreach Education, meet the Crayfish Man, go behind-the-scenes with scientists in the Museum’s research labs, play at the giant foam party, buy plants from Camp Creek Native Plants, explore the “Attack of the Bloodsuckers!” exhibit, and take Spotter’s Adventure Trail to the LeFleur’s Bluff Playground! This event is included with MMNS Foundation Membership or Museum admission. Food trucks will be on-site (not included).

“MOONLIGHT, MUSIC, AND METEORS”: (Friday, April 19 from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.): Experience a night under the stars with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and area physicists, astronomers, and NASA Solar System Ambassadors during the Lyrid meteor shower at “The Den” in beautiful LeFleur’s Bluff State Park! Advance tickets $15 (until April 18 at Noon) and $20 at the door. This project is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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