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B.B. King Museum’s “Art of Living Smart” Students to Visit MDWFP's Science Museum

JACKSON— On July 22, 2016, eighty children from the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center’s “The Art of Living Smart” program will visit the MDWFP's Museum of Natural Science (Science Museum) in Jackson! The students will enjoy a Creature Feature with Conservation Educator Corey Wright and tour the museum. The idea for the tour sprang from a recent visit by Science Museum staff to the B.B. King Museum in which staff discussed opportunities to partner and promote one another.

MDWFP's Museum Offers Interactive “Fear” Fun Fridays in June and July

JACKSON— Who says fear cannot be fun? Fun Fridays are interactive programs held every Friday in June and July at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.! The events include games, crafts, investigations, and activities built around the “Goose Bumps: The Science of Fear” exhibit (at the museum through December 30, 2016).

VEC to Host Bald Eagle Program

JACKSON-- Jackie Kerr, Conservation Resource Biologist and Outreach Educator, for the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science will present a program about Bald Eagles at the Visitor Education Center (VEC) on Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m. Kerr will discuss the population status of eagles in Mississippi and other interesting facts about this once endangered species. Participants will also learn what to do if they see an injured eagle.

See Live Snakes at “Snake Day” on June 7 at the Museum

JACKSON— See, touch, and learn about live snakes! The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science will host “Snake Day” on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. “At Snake Day, you can see and touch live snakes, learn the value of Mississippi’s native snakes, and how to distinguish venomous snakes from non-venomous snakes,” explains Museum Director Charles Knight.

Museum to Host “Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear” Exhibit

JACKSON—Why do our hearts race, our knees shake, and our bodies sweat when we are scared?Goose Bumps! The Science of Fearexplores this universal emotion that can save our lives. “Through fun, interactive challenges, guests can experience fear in a safe environment and discover the science behind their physical and emotional responses,” explains Museum Director Charles Knight. The exhibit opens at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science on May 28, 2016and runs through December 30, 2016.

MDWFP's Museum “Summer Camp 2016” Online Registration Now Open

JACKSON—Remember those magical childhood summer days spent exploring the outdoors? This June, your children can experience similar adventures! Register your children for summer camp at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science. Age-appropriate camps include: “Go Outdooors…Camp!”, “Jr. Naturalist Camp”, and “Field Camp” for children entering kindergarten through entering twelfth grade.

Science Museum to Host “Birdsong and Bluegrass” Event on May 7

JACKSON—The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science invites you to a new event: “Birdsong and Bluegrass” on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bryan Ledford & the Accumulators and The Vernon Brothers will entertain museum visitors, and food will be available for purchase. “Good food, good music, and birdsong: what a great way to enjoy spring!” says Charles Knight, Museum Director.

Unleash Your Wild Side at “NatureFEST!” on April 2

JACKSON—The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science invites you to unleash your wild side at “NatureFEST!” on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. “We are excited to welcome Wildlife Wonders’ exotic animal stage show and Freedom Ranch’s live raptors to this year’s festival!” says Charles Knight, Museum Director. The event is a festival, a nature outing, and a fascinating museum trip, all wrapped into one exciting day! Food will be available for purchase from several food trucks.

Museum “Summer Camp 2016” Online Registration Now Open

JACKSON—Remember those magical childhood summer days spent exploring the outdoors? This June, your children can experience similar adventures! Register your children for summer camp at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science. Age-appropriate camps include: “Go Outdooors … Camp!”, “Jr. Naturalist Camp”, and “Field Camp” for children entering kindergarten through entering twelfth grade.

Museum to Host Virtual Tour of the Tropical Rainforest on March 1

JACKSON—Take a virtual tour of the tropics by night on Tuesday, March 1 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. with Bill Lamar, Zoologist, Adjunct Professor of Biology at the University of Texas at Tyler, and Co-Founder of GreenTracks Tour Co, Inc. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science will host "Things that Go ‘Bump’ in the Night: The Tropical Rainforest After Dark" in the museum’s Rotwein Theater. The lecture is included with regular museum admission.

“Tiny Titans” Exhibit Hatching at Science Museum

JACKSON—Take a rare and exciting look at the life of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests, and embryos in theTiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babiesexhibit from January 23, 2016 – May 1, 2016 at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science! This remarkable hands-on exhibition includes more than 50 authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from all over the globe! “A captivating experience for all ages,Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies, invites visitors to touch a real dinosaur bone, dig for eggs, experience hands-on exploration stations, and view animated video presentations featuring well-known dinosaur experts!” explains Charles Knight, Museum Director.


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