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Exciting April Events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science: From Solar Eclipses to Naturefests and Moonlit Music Under the Stars

BySamantha Jones

Apr 2, 2024
Embrace your wild side this April at the Natural Science Museum in Lawrence County

In April, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (MMNS) has a packed calendar of exciting events for visitors to enjoy. Museum Director Charles Knight is thrilled to offer these opportunities for the local community to connect with each other and appreciate the beauty of the natural world. For more information about pricing and registration, interested visitors can check out the MMNS website at https://mdwfp.com/museum.

One of the highlights of April is the Solar Eclipse Event on Monday, April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This event requires advance tickets, which cost $10 and include eclipse glasses. Participants can 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.

On Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Naturefest will be held at MMNS in LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. This event includes encounters with live animals from the Hattiesburg Zoo and Freedom Ranch Outreach Education, meeting the Crayfish Man, exploring research labs, enjoying a giant foam party, 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 also be present at the event for additional cost, and it is included with MMNS Foundation Membership or Museum admission.

The Moonlight, Music, and Meteors event will take place on Friday, April 19 from 7:30 p.m to 10 p.m at “The Den” in LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. This event features a night under the stars with live music by Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and area physicists, astronomers

By Samantha Jones

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