Discover your untamed essence at the Natural Science Museum this April – Lawrence County Press

Exploring the Natural World: The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science’s April Events

The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is excited to host a variety of events in April that will allow visitors to connect with the natural world and each other. Museum Director Charles Knight expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming events, encouraging the community to participate and take advantage of all that the museum has to offer.

The museum’s April events include a Solar Eclipse Event on Monday, April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This event requires advance tickets and includes a $10 fee that covers eclipse glasses. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities with NASA Astro Camp Specialists and museum educators to observe a 90% eclipse of the sun. Food trucks will be available on-site but are not included in the event fee.

On Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., NatureFest will take place, offering visitors a range of activities such as encounters with live animals from the Hattiesburg Zoo and Freedom Ranch Outreach Education, interactions with the Crayfish Man, exploration of research labs with scientists, giant foam party, purchase of plants from Camp Creek Native Plants and exploration of “Attack of the Bloodsuckers!” exhibit. The event is included with MMNS Foundation Membership or Museum admission, and food trucks will be available on-site.

On Friday, April 19 from 7:30 to 10 p.m., Moonlight, Music, and Meteors takes place where attendees can experience the Lyrid meteor shower alongside the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and area physicists, astronomers, and NASA solar system ambassadors. Advance tickets are $15 until April 18 at noon and $20 at the door

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