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Discover the Wonders of the Natural World at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science’s Exciting Events in April

BySamantha Nguyen

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

In April, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is hosting a series of exciting events for visitors to enjoy. Museum Director Charles Knight is thrilled to provide these opportunities for the local community to appreciate the wonders of the natural world and connect with each other. Those interested can find pricing and registration details for all events at https://mdwfp.com/museum.

One of the events taking place in April is the Solar Eclipse Event on Monday, April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Advance tickets are required for this event, with a $10 fee that includes 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.

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

On Friday, April 19 from 7:30 to 10 p.m., visitors can attend Moonlight Music and Meteors event which takes place at “The Den” in LeFleur’s Bluff State Park under stars with Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and area physicists, astronomers, and NASA solar system ambassadors during Lyrid meteor shower.

The museum located at 2148 Riverside Drive in Jackson within LeFleur’s Bluff State Park has admission prices of $8 for adults, $6 for youth ages 3-18, and $7 for senior citizens ages 60 and up.

For more information about these exciting events or any other questions about visiting

By Samantha Nguyen

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