April 20, 2024 1:39 am
Embrace your wild side this April at the Natural Science Museum in Lawrence County

The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science has a packed calendar of events for visitors to enjoy in April. Museum Director Charles Knight is thrilled to offer these opportunities for the local community to appreciate the beauty of the natural world and connect with one another.

One of the highlights of the month is the Solar Eclipse Event on Monday, April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are required in advance, with a $10 fee that includes eclipse glasses. Participants will have the chance to join NASA Astro Camp Specialists and museum educators for hands-on activities and witness the 90% eclipse of the sun. Food trucks will be available on site for an additional cost.

Naturefest will also be held on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event features encounters with live animals from the Hattiesburg Zoo and Freedom Ranch Outreach Education, meeting the Crayfish Man, exploring research labs, enjoying giant foam parties, purchasing plants from Camp Creek Native Plants, checking out the “Attack of the Bloodsuckers!” exhibit, and navigating Spotter’s Adventure Trail to LeFleur’s Bluff Playground. Food trucks will be present at the event as well, and it is included with MMNS Foundation Membership or Museum admission.

On Friday, April 19 from 7:30 to 10 p.m., visitors can experience Moonlight, Music, and Meteors event at “The Den” in LeFleur’s Bluff State Park featuring Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and area physicists, astronomers and NASA solar system ambassadors during Lyrid meteor shower

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