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“Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” is open now – December 31, 2017 at the museum. Click here to see the exhibit video and photos from our premiere party.

This exhibit is a groundbreaking fusion of state-of-the-art video game technology and traditional exhibits, featuring full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station, a Safari jeep, and more!

Explore some of the greatest mysteries of paleontology in a completely interactive way. What was a day in the life of a dinosaur like? How might they have lived? What can fossil evidence tell us about the way extinct animals lived their lives?

“Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” is produced by Eureka Exhibits. The exhibit includes artificially intelligent and scientifically accurate dinosaurs with muscle, nervous, sensory, and digestive systems.

A world-class advisory panel, including renowned paleontologists and interactivity experts, consulted on the exhibit’s production. Eureka Inquire-Based Simulation Technology allows you to experience this lost world – singularly or as a group – with easy to use controls.

“Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” is produced by Eureka Exhibits. The exhibit is sponsored locally by: Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation, Gertrude C. Ford Foundation, Nissan, Regions Bank, The Chisholm Foundation, and other generous sponsors.

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JANUARY 27, 2018 – APRIL 29, 2018
Conservation Quest Exhibit

Go Green! Learn about energy – what it is, where it comes from, how we use it, and why it’s important to use it wisely. Conservation Quest delivers important energy conservation messages, inspiring you to make thoughtful choices about energy use to help protect the planet and promote healthy living. MEMBERS – SAVE THE DATE: The Premiere Party will be January 26, 2018.

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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!