Education Resources

Resource Kits for Loan 

Resource kits are available for pickup at the museum. Kits are loaned out for one week. 

Resource kits may be mailed to teachers outside the Jackson area; however, the teacher will be responsible for mailing the kit back to the museum and return postage.

Only one kit may be checked out at a time and check outs may be scheduled in advance.

To schedule your next kit:

1. Create an account on Librarika, the website we are using to circulate our kits. 

2. From there, join our library

3. Make your request. Remember to include your mailing address in the notes section if you need it shipped to you.

After you create your account and join our library, you can go straight to the library for future requests (see link below).

NOTE: Previous users can click the link straight to our library here.  

If you need additional help creating an account or checking out materials, please visit our help guide.

Resource kits need to be returned to the museum by or on their scheduled due date, including those which are shipped. 

Subject areas include:

  • Fossils, Rocks, and Minerals
  • Butterflies
  • Invertebrates
  • Mammal Skulls
  • Birds
  • Tracks and Trails
  • Black Bears 
  • Black Bear Math & Reading Kit

Resources for Sale
The Dragonfly Shoppe is open from 9am to 4:30pm and offers a thoughtful selection of books, posters, puzzles, models, puppets, and fossils that coordinate with current exhibitions and educational programming. Most items promote education and the natural wonders of our state.  more...

Teachers Guide
The museum provides a
Teachers Guide to museum features, services, and procedures for planning field trips and making use of learning materials available for loan. 

Growing Up Wild Curriculum
Project WILD 2010 State Curriculum Correlations

Endangered Species Booklet
An informative booklet on Mississippi's endangered species, complete with photos and statistics, is available at the museum. Please inquire at the front desk. Limit: one ES booklet per teacher. Or, the booklet is available to download for free here (document is 199 pages). Download MS Endangered List here.


Scavenger Hunts
Indoor Exhibit Scavenger Hunt
Museum Alphabet Scavenger Hunt
4th-6th grade scavenger hunt
4th-6th grade scavenger hunt key
7th-12th grade scavenger hunt
7th-12th grade scavenger hunt key
College level scavenger hunt
College level scavenger hunt key

Activity Sheets
Frogs Activity Sheet
Venomous Snake Activity Sheet
Tracks and Trails of Mississippi Wildlife Activity Sheet
Megalodon Activity Guide

Games, Puzzles, Coloring Pages
Giant Insects Word Puzzle Page
Wildflowers Crossword Puzzle Page
T-Rex Teaser Word Puzzle Page 
Predator and Prey Trivia & Maze Page
Turtle Coloring Page

Scout Programs

Please click here to learn more about our exciting Scout programs.

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