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Museum to Host Pascagoula River Lecture on March 4
Friday February 14, 2014
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science continues the First Tuesday Lecture Series on March 4, 2014 from noon until 1 p.m. Becky Stowe, Terrestrial Program Manager for The Nature Conservancy, will present "Preserving the Pascagoula - Habitats and History."

Museum to Host 11th Annual “Fossil Road Show”
Friday February 14, 2014
Pack up your fossils and hit the road! The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science invites you to bring your fossil discoveries to the 11th Annual Fossil Road Show on Saturday, March 1 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. “Our team of scientists will provide their expert opinions about the ages and identities of your fossils,” says Museum Paleontology Curator, George Phillips.

Got Fish Fishing Seminars at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Friday January 17, 2014
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ (MDWFP) Museum of Natural Science will host its annual “Got FISH?” fishing seminar program, moderated by “Mississippi Outdoors” TV show co-host Randy Newell, on January 25, 2014 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. This event is included in the regular Museum admission fee.

Museum Merriment at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (1)
Tuesday November 26, 2013
Make merry memories this season at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science! “Join us for family holiday fun from interactive Creature Features with live animals to hands-on crafting and unique shopping,” explains Charles Knight, museum director.

Creepy Crafts and Spooky Science at 2nd Annual “Park after Dark”
Friday October 11, 2013
Join the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science (MMNS) for “Park after Dark” and enjoy safe, family Halloween fun on Friday, October 25 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The MMNS is partnering with the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) and LeFleur’s Bluff State Park for this family event.

New Exhibit Features American Alligator and Record Breaking Alligator Gar
Tuesday September 10, 2013
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science is proud to announce the installation of a new permanent exhibit featuring an alligator gar and an American alligator recently acquired by the Museum. “Look up just before you reach the Pearl River Aquarium at the Museum to see the mounted specimens,” invites Matt E. Roberts, Ph.D., Curator of Fishes.

Rohnke Named 2012 MWF Conservation Educator of the Year
Monday March 18, 2013
Jackson – Angel Rohnke, Assistant Director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science, was recently named the 2012 Conservation Educator of the Year at the Mississippi Wildlife Federation’s (MWF) 53rd Mississippi Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet. The awards program recognizes and honors those whose achievements in natural resource conservation deserve statewide recognition. “Angel Rohnke is a well respected leader in Mississippi’s conservation community and is the go-to person when anyone in the conservation and natural resources education arena needs help with a special project or event,” said MWF President Rick Dillard.

Museum to Host 13th Annual NatureFEST on April 6, 2013
Friday March 15, 2013
Museum to Host 13th Annual NatureFEST on April 6, 2013 Jackson – Now in its thirteenth year, “NatureFEST” will get visitors of all ages into the swing of spring on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science. “NatureFEST is a festival, a nature outing, and a fascinating Museum trip, all wrapped into one exciting day,” explains education coordinator Megan Fedrick. Visitors can:

Museum to Host 10th Annual Fossil Road Show
Thursday February 14, 2013
Jackson – Pack up your fossils and hit the road! The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science invites you to bring your fossil discoveries and get expert opinions about their ages and identities from our team of scientists at the 10th Annual Fossil Road Show on Saturday, March 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Play in the Rain(forest) at the Rainforest Adventure Exhibit!
Tuesday January 22, 2013
Jackson, MS … Visit the Rainforest Adventure exhibit from January 26 – May 12, 2013 at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science. “Rainforest Adventure is a multisensory expedition to the tropical rainforests of the world,” explains Megan Fedrick, education coordinator. The exhibit highlights the challenges facing these unique ecological wonders. Visitors are introduced to scientists and the ways they study rainforests. Using costumes and props, children role-play as research assistants on a series of problem-solving adventures.

“Got Fish?” Set for January 26th at MS Museum of Natural Science
Tuesday January 15, 2013
Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science will host the annual “Got FISH?” fishing seminar program, moderated by “Mississippi Outdoors” TV show co-host Randy Newell, on January 26, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The “Got Fish?” event is included in the regular Museum admission fee. Magnolia Crappie Club members will discuss lure selection and knot tying. Bring the family to experience SCUBA divers feeding the fish in the aquariums.

Family Fun Science Night at the Museum of Natural Science
Wednesday January 09, 2013
JACKSON – Join us on January 17th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a night of hands-on science fun at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science! “This event was created to provide an exciting time for families to experience science fun,” explains Libby Hartfield, museum director. Explore a touch tank. Interact with live animals. Watch a diver feed the fish at 7 p.m.

Museum Merriment at The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Tuesday December 11, 2012
JACKSON - Make merry memories this season at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science! “Join us for a variety of fun activities from hands-on crafting and interactive Creature Features with live animals to unique shopping and old-fashioned holiday fun,” explains Libby Hartfield, museum director. For details please call 601-576-6000 or visit www.msnaturalscience.org. Click here for more information about the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.

“Edible and Useful Plants of the Gulf South” Lecture to be held at MMNS
Monday September 24, 2012
Jackson, MS—Join Dr. Charles Allen; Senior Botanist from Colorado State University, for a discussion about edible and useful plants of the Gulf South on Tuesday, October 2 from noon until 1 p.m. in the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science’s Rotwein Theater. This lecture will be a hands-on (actually mouth on and nose on) presentation with fresh and dried samples of edible and useful plants.

MS Museum of Natural Science Expands Research & Collections Section
Monday March 05, 2012
MS Museum of Natural Science Expands Research & Collections Section Senator Cochran joins museum leaders to dedicate & tour the Mississippi Center for Conservation & Biodiversity Jackson, MS … Today, Senator Thad Cochran and Chris Zachow, president of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation, joined officials from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to dedicate and tour the Mississippi Center for Conservation and Biodiversity (MCCB). The MCCB is an expansion of the Museum’s existing collections and laboratory space which houses more than one million scientific specimens. Prior to the construction of this $5 million dollar research facility expansion, many of the Museum’s collections were at or near storage capacity.

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