“In the Dark” Exhibit Opens on September 29, 2018
9/27/2018 10:20:35 AM

JACKSON – “In the Dark”, a national traveling exhibit created by the Cincinnati Museum Center, runs from September 29, 2018 through December 31, 2018 at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration.

What thrives beneath the soil, under the sea, in the shadows of night, and within other dark environments? How have people reacted to darkness throughout history? Visitors will discover the answers as they explore the fascinating, largely unseen, world of things that go bump in the night.

Visitors can: crawl inside a giant bat head, experience life as a termite, explore the worlds of bobcats, skunks, and cicadas, plus learn how birds find their way flying at night and how bats use echo-location!

“Our goal is to illuminate our visitors about nocturnal animals as they immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations of several dark ecosystems,” says Museum Director Charles Knight.

In the Dark! is a traveling exhibit organized by the Cincinnati Museum Center. The exhibit is sponsored locally by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation, Regions Bank, the H.F. McCarty, Jr. Family Foundation, and other generous sponsors.

Visit us at or call 601-576-6000 for more details. 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: and and


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