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Park After Dark at MS Museum of Natural Science

Experience “night at the museums” at this one-of-a-kind Halloween party! Enjoy spooky science and family fun. There isn’t another event like it in Mississippi.


UPDATE ON PARK AFTER DARK (10/26/17, 11:51 a.m.):

We can’t wait to see you in your spook-tacular costume tomorrow! We’ve had a record number of pre-sale tickets.

Rain is forecasted throughout the evening – but that won’t stop our fun!

Remember to bring an umbrella to keep your little ghouls dry!

We’ll have a shuttle running between Smith Wills Parking lot, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and the Mississippi Children’s Museum all throughout the event.

If you purchased pre-sale tickets, you will be able to enter the event at 5:30 p.m. All other guests can buy tickets and enter either museum at 6 p.m.

Friday, October 27, 2017
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The museum has partnered with the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) and LeFleur’s Bluff State Park to host Park after Dark.

Create creepy crawly crafts, go trick-or-treating through both museums, and enjoy the evening’s activities while wearing your costumes at this spook-tacular event.

This year’s theme at our museum is “Monsters: Real and Imagined” and includes:

  • Kid-friendly dinosaurs,
  • “Wild Rumpus” romp with the wild things,
  • Spooky science,
  • “Little Monsters” carnival games,
  • Moon observations with NASA’s friendly “werewolves”, and
  • Dr. Hendrixson‘s not-too-monstrous spiders!

Painted Faces by Emily Schmidt will also be at our museum. Emily’s awesome face painting is not included with your Park After Dark ticket. Emily’s unique designs are $6, $8, or $10. Cash or CC accepted.

PARKING AND TICKETS: Parking is available at both museums and Smith-Wills Stadium on Lakeland Drive. Law enforcement will direct parking. A shuttle bus will run continuously between all three locations.

One night, one ticket, two museums ($9)! MEMBERS MUST PURCHASE A TICKET FOR THIS EVENT.

Tickets are $9.00 per person and include parking/shuttle, entry into both museums, and all PAD activities.

Purchase advance tickets for $8 until October 26th. Click here for ticket pre-sales . Those with pre-sale tickets can save $1 on each ticket and begin the event at 5:30 p.m. 

Or, purchase at the door of either museum for $9 per person the evening of the event.

MCM, MMNS and LeFleur’s Bluff State Park seek to provide families with a safe and fun environment to celebrate fall festivities.