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MMNS Events

Moonlight, Music, and Meteors


Friday, April 19, 2024

Time: 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Location: The Den in the LeFleur's Bluff Complex

County: Hinds

For more information please contact Nicole Smith at 601-576-6000 or by email at nicole.smith@mmns.ms.gov

IMAGINE A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS WITH THE MISSISSIPPI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA!

Also visit with area physicists, astronomers, and NASA Solar System Ambassadors during the Lyrid meteor shower!

“Moonlight, Music, and Meteors” will be held at “The Den” in beautiful LeFleur’s Bluff State Park.

We encourage you to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. In case of weather, a ‘rain date’ will be announced (Rain dates will be April 20 or April 26, 2024).

“We are delighted to provide a creative program of music to enrich an evening of star-gazing. We look forward to exploring the cross-section of MSO and the Museum’s missions,” says MSO Maestro Crafton Beck.

 

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COST: 

  • Advance tickets are $15 until Noon on April 18, 2024 
  • $20 at the door

PARTNERS

We are grateful for our partners and their support in helping us offer our community a unique evening under the stars that’s fun for the whole family!

"Moonlight, Music, and Meteors" is a collaborative event between the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP), MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (MMNS), the MMNS Foundation, and the MSO.

This project is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

COMING TO MOONLIGHT? HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

PARKING: 

  • Wildlife officers will be on-site directing traffic.
  • Guests will be directed to park in the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science lot, the LeFleur's Bluff Complex lot, the MS Children’s Museum’s lot, and then along Museum Blvd., in that order.
  • If you have a special parking need, let the officer know and they will assist with getting you in the best place.

7 p.m. Gates Open

  • Bring your blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the music and stargaze at The Den in beautiful LeFleur's Bluff State Park. No tents or glass, please.
  • Will-Call and At-the-Gate Admissions Open          

7:30 p.m. Exhibitors and Playground

  • Astronomy exhibitors will be ready to visit.
  • LeFleur's Bluff Playground opens to Moonlight attendees.

8 p.m. MS Symphony Orchestra Performance Begins! 

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