• Tue. Apr 23rd, 2024

Spring into Nature: The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Hosts Exciting Events in April

BySamantha Jones

Apr 2, 2024
Embrace your wild side this April at the Natural Science Museum in Lawrence County

April is an exciting time for visitors to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science as the museum offers a variety of events for all ages. Museum Director Charles Knight is thrilled to provide these opportunities for the local community to appreciate the beauty and mysteries of the natural world and connect with one another.

One such event taking place in April is the Solar Eclipse Event on Monday, April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This event requires advance tickets, which cost $10 and include eclipse glasses. Participants can join NASA Astro Camp Specialists and museum educators for hands-on activities and witness the 90% eclipse of the sun. Food trucks will be available on site for an additional cost.

On Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Naturefest will take place at the museum, featuring encounters with live animals from the Hattiesburg Zoo and Freedom Ranch Outreach Education, meeting with Crayfish Man, exploring research labs, enjoying a giant foam party, purchasing plants from Camp Creek Native Plants, checking out the “Attack of the Bloodsuckers!” exhibit, and navigating through Spotter’s Adventure Trail to LeFleur’s Bluff Playground. Food trucks will also be present at this event for an additional cost, and it is included with MMNS Foundation Membership or Museum admission.

On Friday, April 19 from 7:30 p.m., Moonlight Music & Meteors will be held at “The Den” in LeFleur’s Bluff State Park by Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and area physicists, astronomers & NASA solar system ambassadors during Lyrid meteor shower night under stars in Jackson’s LeFleur’s Bluff State Park . Advance tickets are available until April 18th at noon for $15 or $20 at door price per person .

The museum has admission prices of $8 for adults, $6 for youth ages 3-18 years old and $7

By Samantha Jones

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