Embrace your wild side this April at the Natural Science Museum in Lawrence County

The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is hosting a series of exciting events for visitors to enjoy in April. These events are designed to connect the local community with the wonders of the natural world and allow them to engage with each other. Visitors can find more information and register for all events at https://mdwfp.com/museum.

The Solar Eclipse Event will take place on Monday, April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Advance tickets are required, costing $10 per person which 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 also be available on site for an additional cost.

Naturefest is another event taking place on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It includes 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 “Attack of the Bloodsuckers!” exhibit, and navigating Spotter’s Adventure Trail to LeFleur’s Bluff Playground. Food trucks will also be available 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., visitors can attend Moonlight Music & Meteors event which takes place at “The Den” in LeFleur’s Bluff State Park . This event offers a night under the stars with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and area physicists, astronomers and NASA solar system ambassadors during Lyrid meteor shower . Advance tickets for this event are $15 until April 18 at noon, after that $20 at the door .

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

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