Visit Us


Saturday, April 01, 2017   10 a.m. - 5 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.

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Unleash Your Wild Side!

Get ready for a wild adventure at NatureFEST! 2017!  It's a festival, a nature outing, and a fascinating Museum trip all wrapped into one exciting day!

Download the NatureFEST 2017 flyer.

Download the NatureFEST 2017 map / schedule.

"NatureFEST!" offers something for everyone.

Meet a Red Kangaroo, Bushbaby, Three Banded Armadillo, Paca, Monkey Tail Skink, Turaco, and Dumeril Boa during Wildlife Wonders' Animal Adventure Stage Show!

Be captivated by the Magic Funtastic Comedy Show and a SCUBA Diver fish feeding!

Play giant, inflatable outdoor games like bowling and Yardzee!

Families and young budding scientists won't want to miss the live reptile program, citizen scientist explorations through the on-site Bio-Blitz, and behind the scenes tours of the aquariums, the research wing, and the museum's collections with our scientists.

Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the museum's Native Plant Garden, play nature games, picnic at the pavilion with food from one of the food truck vendors, and take a hike (guided or self-directed) on our beautiful springtime trails.

Be sure to visit the nature-themed interactive photo booth and take a fun photo to remember the day!

NatureFEST is included with regular museum admission. Purchase tickets in advance or at the door. Museum Members are FREE. Become a Member of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation.

For an additional $25, you can learn to paint on feathers with artist Elaine Maisel. Elaine is a member of the Craftsman's Guild of Mississippi and is a teaching artist with the Mississippi Arts Commission. Registration deadline is March 31, 2017 and the class is limited to 25 students. Get details and register.

Check back here and for updates on NatureFEST! activities. Activities and schedule are subject to change.

Naturefest wildlife wonders

Naturefest bowling

Naturefest bubbles

Naturefest fossil pile

Naturefest sloth


Naturefest fish feeding

Nicole at NatureFEST


NatureFEST Touch Tank























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