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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!

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 animal programs with Freedom Ranch Outreach Education 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.

Everyone will be fascinated by Todd Smith Magic, too!

Plus, Pizza Shack and Painted Faces by Emily Schmidt will be there (not included with admission).

*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!