MMNS Events


Saturday, April 06, 2019

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

County: Hinds

For more information please contact the Visitor Information Specialist at 601-576-6000 or by email at .

Get ready for a wild adventure at NatureFEST 2019! It’s a festival, a nature outing, and a fascinating museum trip all wrapped into one exciting day!

From live animal programs with Freedom Ranch Outreach Education to fish feedings by divers in our giant aquariums, "NatureFEST!" offers something for everyone. Families and young budding scientists won't want to miss live demonstrations of Mississippi reptiles with herpetologist Terry Vandeventer, citizen scientist explorations through the on-site Bio-Blitz, and behind-the-scenes tours with our scientists.

Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the museum’s native plant garden, play nature games and outdoor bowling, picnic at the pavilion with food from the food truck vendors (not included with admission), and take a hike (self-directed) on our beautiful springtime trails.

Plus, everyone will be fascinated by Todd Smith Magic!

Pizza Shack and Painted Faces by Emily Schmidt will be here, too (not included with admission)!

$6 for adults, $4 for youth ages 3 and up. Ages under 3 are FREE.  Museum Members are FREE.

Check back here and on our Facebook page for an event map and schedule.

*schedule, animals, vendors, and activities subject to change


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