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Make Merry Memories this Holiday Season!

The award-winning Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is hosting a series of “Museum Merriment” events during November and December 2015!

“Make special memories with your family this season experimenting with ‘hot snow’, creating edible ornaments for wildlife, interacting with swamp animals, connecting with nature, and watching Santa dive to feed the fish in the aquariums!” invites Charles Knight, Museum Director.

“These unique events offer wonderful opportunities for family fun!” says Chris Zachow, President, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation Board of Directors.

For prices and additional details, please call 601-576-6000. The Museum will be closed December 24-25, 2015, December 31, 2015, and January 1, 2016.

Museum Merriment events include:

November 24 (10 a.m. – Noon): Turkey Tuesday. Examine turkey feathers under a microscope, make your own turkey headband, and learn what these gobblers eat for lunch!

November 28 (9 a.m. – Noon): Family Nature Detectives Workshop. Museum naturalists will guide you and your child in discovering some of nature’s mysteries. Pre-registration required.

December 4 and December 18 (10 a.m. – Noon): Snowflake Science. Experiment with “hot snow”, make your own paper snowflakes, and explore the fascinating properties of dry ice.

December 5 (10 a.m. – Noon): Christmas for the Birds. Create edible ornaments for your outdoor trees.

December 11 and December 12 (5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.): A Cajun Christmas. Enjoy an interactive storytelling of “Cajun Night Before Christmas”, meet the Christmas Gator, make Cajun Christmas crafts, write letters to Santa and take a photo, listen to beautiful holiday music performed by the Mississippi Boychoir or Mississippi Girlchoir, and see Santa dive in the aquariums!

December 18 (10 a.m. – Noon): Snowflake Science.  Experiment with “hot 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 that first successfully captured snowflakes on film. If you love snow, snow, snow, we’ve got you covered!

Now – January 3, 2016: “Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs” exhibit. Don’t miss the largest and most comprehensive exhibit ever created on the history and biology of dogs!