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The LeFleur Museum District (LMD) invites you to attend a special STEM-themed festival!

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On Saturday, September 18, all four museums of the LMD (MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum, Mississippi Children’s Museum, and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum) will host a special day where experts and noted guests from science-based industries across the state will provide fun, hands-on educational experiences for children and families.

By bringing these experts together, MSF is able to show the range of career opportunities that exist while also sparking participants’ curiosity, excitement, and interest.

*Please note that MMNS Foundation Memberships will not be applicable on this date, as the $10 admission grants entry to all four LeFleur Museum District Museums.

Food vendors will be on-site, too. Your MSF ticket will include parking and your shuttle ride between museums from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Masks are required on shuttles.

To learn more about this event as it develops and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.mssciencefest.org/.

EXHIBITORS AND FOOD TRUCKS AT MDWFP'S MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE:

FOOD TRUCKS:

  • Afo’s Grill
  • Hog Heaven

EXHIBITORS:

  • Adopt-a-Stream
  • Archaeological Conservancy
  • Belhaven University Chemistry Department
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Department Chemistry & Biochemistry of Mississippi College
  • Department of Defense, Camp Shelby
  • Eudora Welty Home and Garden
  • Guy's Arrowheads and Stuff
  • Madison Career Technical Robotics & Engineering
  • Madison County Librarian
  • MDWFP's MS Museum of Natural Science
  • MS Archaeological Association
  • MS Department of Environmental Quality
  • MS Forestry Commission
  • MS Geographic Alliance
  • MS State University
  • NASA (2 p.m.) - INTERACTIVE ZOOM IN THE MUSEUM'S ROTWEIN THEATER (will also be broadcast on the museum's Facebook page)
  • Outside in MS

SPECIAL ZOOM / FACEBOOK LIVE AT 2 P.M. in the Museum's Rotwein Theater

Join us in the museum's Rotwein Theater on Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. during the MS Science Fest or virtually on the museum's Facebook page for a special interactive Zoom presentation about the James Webb Space Telescope's (JWST) Observations of Supermassive Black Holes!
The JWST is the largest space telescope ever constructed.
Assistant Professor Francisco Muller Sanchez of the Department of Physics and Materials Science from the University of Memphis, will present the science behind two accepted cycle 1 JWST proposals about supermassive black holes, in which he is the Principal Investigator.
The analyses of the JWST data will provide the most detailed characterization of the environment around active supermassive black holes to date.
Specifically, we will be able to show how these objects are fed and how they influence their host galaxies.
ABOUT THE JWST:
The JWST will complement and extend the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope, with longer wavelength coverage and greatly improved sensitivity.
The JWST is being developed by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration in partnership with the European and Canadian Space Agencies, with science observations proposed by the international astronomical community in a manner similar to Hubble.

 

 

NEW LEFLEUR'S BLUFF EDUCATION & TOURISM COMPLEX PLAYGROUND

Click here for details about this fun playground opening in Fall 2021!

 

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CATCH THE RECORDINGS OF THE 2021 VIRTUAL FOSSIL ROAD SHOW
ON THE MUSEUM FACEBOOK PAGE

The “Fossil Road Show” went VIRTUAL on the museum’s Facebook page on March 6, 2021!

https://www.facebook.com/msnaturalscience

The virtual event kicked-off with a FACEBOOK LIVE featuring museum paleontology curator, George Phillips followed by several pre-recorded videos including:

  • Fossil experts sharing opinions about the ages and identities of specimens that have been submitted for identification, and
  • Short videos about Mississippi’s rich fossil history from contributing exhibitors from around the state. 

FACEBOOK LIVE AND VIDEO SCHEDULE:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE VIDEO SCHEDULE.

 

BIRD FLIGHT EXHIBIT

bird flight exhibit

MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science recently unveiled “Bird Flight”, a stunning, permanent exhibit created in memory of B.E. Gandy, Museum Director/Curator from 1958–1987.
Learn how birds fly, measure your wingspan, and see a murmuration, in this fascinating exhibit. 


Flying enables birds to escape predators, look for food, and migrate. As an avid birder, Mr. Gandy was fascinated by bird flight, especially the phenomenon of bird murmurations. A murmuration is a flock of hundreds or thousands of birds flying in a whirling, twisting, morphing pattern.
Within a murmuration, flight information is somehow instantly communicated, allowing the flock to respond as one. Murmurations confuse predators and also attract other birds to roost together at night for added safety.

The “Bird Flight” exhibit was funded by the family of Mr. B. E. Gandy. 

LEFLEUR MUSEUM DISTRICT
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Bringing together four uniquely amazing museums - Mississippi's Sports Hall of Fame, Children's Museum, Ag Museum, and Museum of Natural Science - the District offers limitless wondrous possibilities.

 

 

From unforgettable moments in sports history to imagination-filled times with your kids. A chance to relive the magic of small town life, early aviation, and agriculture, combined with adventures on the wild side with dinosaurs and other wildlife. Come see and experience the LeFleur Museum District for yourself. The first thing you'll wonder is where in the world to begin.

 

The LeFleur Museum District includes 2 museums on Lakeland Drive and 2 museums on Museum Boulevard. Lakeland Drive and Museum Boulevard intersect one block east of Interstate 55 on Lakeland Drive in Jackson, MS.

 

Click here to download the LeFleur Museum District Rack Card.

 

Click here to purchase a discounted LeFleur Museum District Pass.

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