Learning Facilities

Rotwein Theater
A 200-seat audiovisual facility where visitors can view a variety
of presentations




Dragonfly Environmental Learning Center
An educational area including a pair of classrooms where visiting groups may schedule appointments for fascinating hands-on programs 




Reference Library
A collection of more than 10,000 volumes concerning Mississippi's natural history and a support facility for the various programs and research efforts of the Museum. One of the best collections of books about Mississippi natural history established to date, the library started as a donation of materials by Miss Fannye A. Cook in 1965. Since its creation, it has been constantly updated in order to provide an up-to-date and useful resource that is open to the public. Please call ahead to arrange a library visit.  more... 



Preschool Room
A hands-on preschool Discovery Room where children ages 3 through pre-kindergarten 5 can climb a tree, play with puppets, visit animal habitats, and listen to wonderful stories.  more...