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WEDNESDAYS at 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., & 3:15 p.m.
Preschool Room Story Time

Bring your children ages 3-5 to Preschool Room Story Time to hear a story, make a craft, and meet an animalRegular museum admission. Free for Members.

Now – DECEMBER 31, 2018 
In the Dark Exhibit

In the dark layers beneath the soil, under the sea, or in the shadows of night, unseen worlds teeming with life are illuminated in this enlightening exhibition. Crawl inside a giant bat head, experience life as a termite, and explore the worlds of bobcats, skunks, and cicadas. Plus, learn how birds find their way flying at night, how bats use echo-location, and how some species have adapted to life in the dark! Free for Members.

“In the Dark” is a traveling exhibit organized by the Cincinnati Museum Center. The exhibit is sponsored locally by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation, Regions Bank, the H.F. McCarty, Jr. Family Foundation, the W.A. Taylor Foundation, and other generous sponsors.

‪NOVEMBER 6, 2018  Noon – 1 p.m.
Conserving Mississippi’s Coastal Birds

SPEAKER: Molly Folkerts Caldwell, Coastal Biologist, Audubon Mississippi Coastal Bird Stewardship Program, Moss Point, MS

Molly will discuss Audubon’s work monitoring the protecting coastal birds on the Mississippi coast including Audubon Coastal Bird Surveys, an ongoing community science effort to monitor coastal bird populations.

In addition, she will talk about their breeding bird stewardship efforts, which involve protecting and monitoring beach-nesting species such as the Least Tern, Black Skimmer, Snowy Plover, and Wilson’s Plover. FREE for Members.

NOVEMBER 20, 2018  10 a.m. – Noon
WILD about Gobblers

Big feathery fun and special activities for all ages! 

Meet LIVE turkeys (and a turkey vulture) from Freedom Ranch Outreach, examine turkey feathers under a microscope, investigate “egg-cellent” anatomy, and learn how to conserve turkey populations with MDWFP’s turkey program coordinator Adam Butler! 

This family-friendly mini-event has something for everyone as we prepare for Thanksgiving. 

FREE with museum admission: $6 for adults, $4 for youth ages 3 and up, Under 3 are FREE, Museum Members are FREE

‪DECEMBER 7 and DECEMBER 8, 2018  6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Snow Much Fun! (New Event)

ADVANCE TICKET:  $8 adult/$4 child; AT DOOR:  $10 adult/$6 child. Memberships do not apply to this event.

Check back here for event description – coming soon.

DECEMBER 14, 2018  10 a.m. – Noon
STEM with Snowflakes

‪Experiment with instant snow, make your own paper snowflakes, explore the fascinating properties of dry ice, and hear the wonderful story of “Snowflake Bentley” – the naturalist and photographer who first successfully captured snowflakes on film. $6.00 for adults  $4.00 for children ages 3 and up. Under 3 are FREE.  Museum members are FREE.

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JANUARY 26, 2019 – MAY 12, 2019
Ocean Bound Exhibit

Journey through watersheds to see how everyone’s actions on land affect our ocean. Make it rain in a large 3-D watershed model! Pilot a full-size two-station “submersible” from mountain stream to the ocean. Encounter eye-popping aquatic species and ecosystems along the way! Be a biologist and go deeper. Guide “water” safely through a hazardous maze. Flip paddles and divert “pollutants” as they travel through stormwater drains. Discover how river otters made a comeback. Spot the polluters and be a Watershed Warrior! What can YOU do in your watershed to protect our ocean? Find out in Ocean Bound!