4/10/2018 10:21:09 AM
JACKSON – Enjoy a beautiful evening at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science during “Birdsong & Bluegrass” on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 4 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the outdoor music. Music and activities may be moved indoors depending on the weather.
“Good food, good music, and birdsong. What a great way to celebrate spring!” says Museum Director Charles Knight. Take a guided nature walk, listen to bluegrass music, participate in hands-on birding activities, build a birdhouse, create sidewalk chalk art with area artists (painters, sculptors, and photographers) plus see their work on exhibit, and experience a spectacular live birds of prey program! The event is part of the museum’s celebration of International Migratory Bird Day - which highlights the importance of international efforts to conserve birds.
At 3 p.m., the Central Mississippi Acoustic Music Association will perform. Then, beginning at 4 p.m., Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers, Bryan Ledford & the Accumulators, and the Crooked Creek String Band will entertain visitors with classic folk and traditional bluegrass throughout the evening. Food will be available for purchase from the Pig-n-Pint, CrunchTime Concessions, and Deep South Pops.
Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi who attend will meet requirements toward their IMBD patch and Cub Scouts will meet requirements for the Naturalist Badge!
Visit http://www.mdwfp.com/museum for an event schedule or call 601-576-6000. Artists and activities subject to change. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), and $4 for youth (3-18). The museum is located at 2148 Riverside Drive in Jackson, Mississippi. Follow us on social media at: www.facebook.com/msnaturalscience and www.instagram.com/MSScienceMuseum and www.twitter.com/MSScienceMuseum.