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NatureFEST!


Saturday, April 07, 2018

Time: 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 or by email at info@mmns.state.ms.us .

 RAIN OR SHINE - JOIN US FOR NATUREFEST!

 

 

 

Download the UPDATED RAIN Map/Schedule. Schedule and activities subject to change.

 

Get ready for a wild adventure at NatureFEST 2018! It’s a festival, a nature outing, and a fascinating museum trip all wrapped into one exciting day!

Families and young budding scientists won’t want to miss Wildlife Wonder’s traveling exotic animal show. Conduct citizen science explorations through the on-site Bio-Blitz, and go behind-the-scenes in the museum’s labs.

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.

Included with museum admission: $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for youth 3-18. Under 3 FREE. Museum Members are Free.

Food available for purchase from Chunky Dunks, Hog Heaven, and Bessie Roo's.

Professional Face Painting by Painted Faces by Emily Schmidt available for purchase.

NEW FOR 2018:

 

  • Todd Smith Magic
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Yardz-ee
  • Mosaic Art Workshop (see below)

MOSAIC ART WORKSHOP HOSTED BY MWF AT NATUREFEST 2018

Corley Marsalis of the Mississippi Craftsman’s Guild is the MS Wildlife Federation’s guest artist leading a special mosaic class during NatureFEST this year.

This workshop is complimentary with museum admission for the event, but reservations are required.

Register here. Space is limited to 25 students. Reservation deadline is March 31, 2018 - so register today!

Learn to create your own work of art to take home. Each participant will have the opportunity to make a mosaic owl from different colored beans, twigs and painted 4″ x 4″ painted MDF board. These boards will be pre-painted in an assortment of colors including teal, green, purple and yellow. Each masterpiece will be equipped with a 12″ copper wire for hanging. All materials will be provided.

 

*schedule and activities subject to change

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