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UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM

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NOW – DECEMBER 31, 2017
“Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” Exhibit 

Click here for exhibit details.

FRIDAY, JUNE 16 10 a.m. – NOON
Dino-Fun Friday

This week’s special exhibitor is Jon Cartier, museum volunteer and avocational preparator of fossils. Jon specializes in preparations of Mosasaurs and Oligocene mammals for display.

He has studied the work of Bob Carrol in preparing trilobites and continually endeavors to improve his preparation skills.

Jon’s hope is to help other fossil enthusiasts learn basic prep techniques to preserve the relevance and historic context of fossils.

Dino-Fun Fridays are Fridays in June and July from 10 a.m. – Noon. Enjoy interactive, hands-on stations spread through the museum themed around our “Be the Dinosaur” exhibit at each Dino-Fun Friday.

Games, crafts, and investigations related to the “Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” exhibit are part of the fun every Friday in June and July from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Suitable for families or groups with children ages 4 and up. Admission: $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children, under 3 are FREE. Members are free.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2017 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Story Time: The Wide Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner

Bring your children (ages 3 -5) to Story Time in the museum’s Preschool Discovery Room to MEET AN ALLIGATOR, hear The Wide Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner, and make a craft. Included with regular museum admission. Free for Members.

THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Story Time: Where’s My Teddy by Jez Alborough

Bring your children (ages 3 -5) to Story Time in the museum’s Preschool Discovery Room to MEET A SNAKE, hear Where’s My Teddy by Jez Alborough, and make a craft. Included with regular museum admission. Free for Members.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23 10 a.m. – NOON
Dino-Fun Friday

Dino-Fun Fridays are Fridays in June and July from 10 a.m. – Noon. Enjoy interactive, hands-on stations spread through the museum themed around our “Be the Dinosaur” exhibit at each Dino-Fun Friday.

Games, crafts, and investigations related to the “Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” exhibit are part of the fun every Friday in June and July from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Suitable for families or groups with children ages 4 and up. Admission: $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children, under 3 are FREE. Members are free.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017  1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
A Day for Bubbles

A Preschool MiniEvent all about bubbles!! Discover the awesome ways animals use bubbles in nature, create fun bubble art, and meet a live alligator.

SPACE IS LIMITED. Register online at goo.gl/OdM9Rx and pay at the door.

Event is for children ages 2-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Regular museum admission applies: Members FREE, Adults-$6, Children-$4.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2017 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Story Time: The Sunset Switch by Kathleen Kudlinski

Bring your children (ages 3 -5) to Story Time in the museum’s Preschool Discovery Room to hear The Sunset Switch by Kathleen Kudlinski and make a craft. Included with regular museum admission. Free for Members.

THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Story Time: There’s an Alligator under My Bed by Mercer Mayer

Bring your children (ages 3 -5) to Story Time in the museum’s Preschool Discovery Room to MEET AN ALLIGATOR, hear There’s an Alligator under My Bed by Mercer Mayer, and make a craft. Included with regular museum admission. Free for Members.

FRIDAY, JUNE 30 10 a.m. – NOON
Dino-Fun Friday

Dino-Fun Fridays are Fridays in June and July from 10 a.m. – Noon. Enjoy interactive, hands-on stations spread through the museum themed around our “Be the Dinosaur” exhibit at each Dino-Fun Friday.

Games, crafts, and investigations related to the “Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” exhibit are part of the fun every Friday in June and July from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Suitable for families or groups with children ages 4 and up. Admission: $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children, under 3 are FREE. Members are free.

JULY
Preschool Weekly Adventures

This new program begins in July 2017! Weekly Adventures are 20-30 minutes of themed learning, playing, and adventuring.

Get details at: http://mdwfp.com/museum/learn-teach/preschool-room/

Included with regular Museum admission. Free for Members of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation.

July 5, 2017: Wiggle Worms

July 11, 2017: Hungry, Hungry Bears

July 18, 2017: A Parade of Ants

July 25, 2017: Bubbly Bubbles

FRIDAY, JULY 7, 14, 21, 28   10 a.m. – NOON
Dino-Fun Friday

Dino-Fun Fridays are Fridays in June and July from 10 a.m. – Noon. Enjoy interactive, hands-on stations spread through the museum themed around our “Be the Dinosaur” exhibit at each Dino-Fun Friday.

Games, crafts, and investigations related to the “Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” exhibit are part of the fun every Friday in June and July from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Suitable for families or groups with children ages 4 and up. Admission: $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children, under 3 are FREE. Members are free.

JULY 17 – 21  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Teacher Workshops

Museum staff provides training in internationally recognized environmental education programs for teachers. CEU’s available. One workshop per day from July 17 – 21, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Please click here for details and to register.

AUGUST 1  Noon –  1 p.m.
Snake Lecture

TITLE: “Why Snakes Are Important to Humans: Ecological, Medical and Economic Benefits”

SPEAKER: Cathy Costello, Mississippi Master Naturalist, Jackson, MS

Did you know: SNAKE VENOM may be the key to curing some forms of cancer? You may already be taking a medication derived from snake venom?

Learn how snake venom (could) play a critical role in pain management, inflammation, and treating Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.

Discover how scientists are able to create medicine from such a toxic substance and answers to all these questions.

You may be surprised to learn that you owe your life or the life of a loved one to some of the deadliest snakes in the world. 

Included with museum admission. Free for Members.

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