Who we are

The Museum's education team draws from their diverse backgrounds in education and research as they share the Museum's resources with visitors and through statewide outreach efforts.

How we help

For our educators, the museum is a living classroom for teacher workshops and for field trip visitors offering a variety of programs including endangered species, mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, plants, and fossils. 

For schools across the state, our outreach educators distribute instructional materials and present hands-on, interactive educational programs and teacher training workshops.

Museum programs include hands-on activities, observation of live and mounted specimens, and/or video presentations.

Hands-on presentations are correlated to the state science curriculum objectives and are both content and grade appropriate. 

Education & Educator Resources

field trips at museum

MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is truly an off-site, living classroom and should be considered a very important part of any curriculum.


Find information on teacher workshops and other hands on events you don't want to miss!


The Museum understands that while everyone needs to know about nature, not everyone can make it to the Museum.

Science preschool room story time

The Museum's hands-on preschool Discovery Room is a tiny space with big ideas, designed especially for children ages 3 through pre-kindergarten 5. 

crabapple art

This page offers games, puzzles, and other fun activities related to the Museum's permanent and special exhibits for Pre-K through high school students.