Field Trips


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.

A variety of programs are offered including endangered species, mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, plants, and fossils. 

Hands-on presentations are available to groups of 15 to 30 people. Presentations are correlated to the state science curriculum objectives and are both content and grade appropriate. Museum programs feature hands-on activities including observation of live and mounted specimens.

Punctuality is of the utmost importance. Please arrive at the museum 15 minutes prior to your program time. Groups arriving less than 30 minutes late for a scheduled educational program may be able to receive a shortened version of the program. Groups more than 30 minutes late will forfeit their scheduled educational program.

Get details about the "Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs" exhibit.

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.

Download the 2023 Summer & Fall School Planner Calendar featuring upcoming events at the Museum.


Fall 2023 Field Trip Reservation Form: Click here to complete for trips between August 1, 2023, and December 30, 2023.

Spring 2024 Field Trip Reservations: Please call Yolanda at (601) 576-6030.

Types of Trips
Making Reservations
Preparing Students 

Program topics available during a scheduled Museum visit include:

  • Endangered Species
  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Fish
  • Invertebrates
  • Plants
  • Wetlands
  • Fossils 

Other topics may be available upon request.

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