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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 – 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!

MEMBERS: Premiere Party on January 25 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Not a Member? Click here to check out all of the benefits and join today.

FEBRUARY 8, 2019  10 a.m. – Noon

Join MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science for interactive crafts, games, and displays focused on Mississippi trees and their past and present roles.

$6 for adults, $4 for children ages 3 and up. Under 3 are FREE. FREE for Members. For more information call 601-576-6000.

FEBRUARY 9, 2019  6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Dinner & a Dive

Love museums and fine dining? Join us for “Dinner and a Dive” amongst the aquariums and exhibits with a delicious meal created by Saltine, listed as one of Bon Appétit’s best new restaurants of the south! This new event is hosted by the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation.


  • Please review the menu below and call 601.576.6000 by FEBRUARY 2, 2019
  • Price: $75 per person, payment must be received to secure reservation
  • RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY FEBRUARY 2, 2019; seating is limited
  • Couples, singles, and groups are welcome
  • Must be 21 or over to attend


  • a four course meal (see entrée’ choices in the menu link below)
  • two drinks
  • live music
  • see an aquarium SCUBA dive interpreted by museum staff
  • time to explore the museum

All dinner seating will be in groups (no private seating available).

Click here to learn more about the menu. Then, call 601.576.6000 by FEBRUARY 2, 2019 to make your reservation.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019  Noon – 1 p.m.
The Language of Birds: How Birds Communicate

SPEAKER: Dr. Sarah Wheeless Hammond, Ornithologist, Executive Director, Clinton Community Nature Center

Check back here for lecture description.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019  9 a.m. – Noon
Science Makers

Join us for an event where you can meet and celebrate the women and minorities who are changing the face of scientific exploration!

This event is an excellent opportunity to learn about careers with STEM professionals and by engaging in hands-on science activities.

$6 for adults, $4 for youth ages 3 and up. Under 3 are FREE. Museum Members are FREE. For more information, or to make a field trip reservation, call 601-576-6000.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fossil Road Show

Pack up your fossils and hit the road! Bring your fossil discoveries to get expert opinions about their ages and identities from our team of scientists!

In addition to the museum’s fossil collection, there will be collector displays and institutional exhibitors, hands-on activities, “fossil digs”, and a scavenger hunt. 

So, go through your “rock boxes” and challenge our staff with your prehistoric oddities.

The event is included in the regular museum admission fee of $6 for adults, $4 for youth ages 3-18, and $5 for senior citizens. Ages under 3 are free. Museum Members are free. For more information call 601-576-6000.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Get ready for a wild adventure at NatureFEST 2019! It’s a festival, a nature outing, and a fascinating museum trip all wrapped into one exciting day!

From live exotic animals to fish feedings by divers in our giant aquariums, NatureFEST! offers something for everyone. Families and young budding scientists won’t want to miss live demonstrations of Mississippi reptiles with herpetologist Terry Vandeventer, citizen scientist explorations through the on-site Bio-Blitz, and behind-the-scenes tours with our scientists.

Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the museum’s native plant garden, play nature games, picnic at the pavilion with food from the food truck vendors (not included with admission), and take a hike (guided or self-directed) on our beautiful springtime trails.

*schedule and activities subject to change

SATURDAY, APRIL 27  4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Birdsong & Bluegrass

Good food, good music, and birdsong: what a great way to enjoy spring! Join us for the third annual Birdsong and Bluegrass event.

Take a guided nature walk, listen to bluegrass music, explore hands-on birding activities and see a spectacular live birds of prey program as part of our celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. This event is also scout-friendly. Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi who attend will meet requirements toward their IMBD patch and Cub Scouts will meet requirements for the Naturalist Badge.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Snake Day

See, touch, and learn about live snakes with our experts! Discover how to distinguish venomous snakes from non-venomous snakes in our herpetologist’s one-hour presentations at 10 a.m. and 12p.m.

Live snakes will be exhibited with experts on-hand to answer your questions from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Crafts and activities about our favorite reptiles are ongoing from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

$6 for adults, $4 for youth ages 3 and up. Under 3 are FREE. Museum Members are FREE.

Don’t let this event slither away!