Embrace your wild side this April at the Natural Science Museum in Lawrence County

In April, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson is hosting a variety of exciting events that visitors can enjoy. Museum Director Charles Knight is thrilled to offer these opportunities for the local community to appreciate the wonders of the natural world and connect with one another. Those interested in attending these events can find more information and pricing details at https://mdwfp.com/museum.

One of the most anticipated events taking place in April is the Solar Eclipse Event on Monday, April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In order to attend this event, advance tickets must be purchased for a $10 fee that includes eclipse glasses. Participants will have the opportunity to join NASA Astro Camp Specialists and museum educators for hands-on activities and witness the 90% eclipse of the sun. Food trucks will also be available on site for an additional cost.

Naturefest will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring 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 “Attack of the Bloodsuckers!” exhibit, and navigating Spotter’s Adventure Trail to LeFleur’s Bluff Playground. Food trucks will also be present at this event for an additional cost, and it is included with MMNS Foundation Membership or Museum admission.

On Friday, April 19 from 7:30 to 10 p.m., Moonlight Music & Meteors event will take place under “The Den” in LeFleur’s Bluff State Park featuring Mississippi Symphony Orchestra along with area physicists, astronomers and NASA solar system ambassadors during Lyrid meteor shower . Advance tickets are available until April 18 at noon for $15 while tickets at door are $20 . The museum located at 2148 Riverside Drive in Jackson within LeFleur’s Bluff State Park has admission prices of $8 for adults

By Samantha Johnson

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