UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM
For details, please call 601-576-6000.
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 animal! Regular 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.
DECEMBER 7 and DECEMBER 8, 2018 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Snow Much Fun! (New Event)
GIVE YOUR KIDS A SNOW DAY! Well, really a snow NIGHT …
Snow in Mississippi? Absolutely! Play in scheduled “snowfalls”, take a frosty selfie with Santa in the glamping tent, create winter woodland crafts, and attend the “Snow-Ball” where children can dance the night away.
This uniquely Mississippi holiday experience celebrates winter in a way that’s fun for the whole family!
Purchase tickets at the door for $10 adult (over 18 years old) / $6 child (ages 3 – 18). Children under age 3 don’t need a ticket. Museum Memberships do not apply.
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.
DECEMBER 31, 2018 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Glow Party
Bring your family to ring in the New Year & say farewell to the “IN THE DARK” exhibit in an epically “Glow-tastic” way!
- Dress to impress in your best glow/black light reactive outfit and enter a glow costume party
- Explore the museum and the “In the Dark” exhibit
- Get a glow ring or bracelet and strut your stuff at a black light dance party
- Experience a live nocturnal animal show and take a glow stick trail hike
- Eat glow cupcakes and drink punch catered by Broad Street Bakery
- Win prizes as we ring in the “New Year” at 8 p.m. with a balloon drop
Food vendors and Painted Faces by Emily Schmidt will also be here – not included with ticket.
Admission is $10 per person for ages 3 & up and includes the bulleted items above. Ages 2 and under are Free. Museum Membership does not apply.
Purchase your tickets by Noon on December 28 at http://bit.ly/glowpartytickets. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door!
In the Dark is a traveling exhibit organized by the Cincinnati Museum Center.
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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!
CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE EVENTS CALENDAR.