Statewide Educational Outreach


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

That's not a problem for the Museum's outreach team and partners.

Through a wide range of specially designed programs, projects, and events, the Outreach Team brings the Museum to school children and adults statewide.

Remarkably, our four Outreach Teachers directly instruct nearly 10% of the entire Mississippi Department of Education student population each year with dynamic interactive classroom programs conducted throughout the state.


  • subject matter is inquiry-based and age/grade-appropriate (K-adult)
  • 45 minutes to 1 hour each
  • up to 4 programs possible per day
  • scheduling required

FREE educational programs about Mississippi wildlife are available for your classroom. Each age/grade-appropriate and inquiry-based program correlates with National Science Education Content Standards and the Mississippi State Frameworks.

Interactive, exciting, and unique presentations even include live native animal demonstrations! Learn about endangered species, adaptations and native ecosystems, plus much more!

Presentations include but are not limited to the following:

  • mammals
  • birds
  • reptiles
  • fish
  • invertebrates
  • plants
  • fossils


Click below for more information about programs in your community.

Southwest Mississippi: Contact
Southeast Mississippi: Contact
Northwest Mississippi: Contact
Northeast Mississippi: Contact


The Museum also provides an array of educational and entertainment opportunities to the broader community through lectures and live animal demonstrations. Call (601) 576-6000 to invite our Outreach Conservation Educators to your community event.

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