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

The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson, located within LeFleur’s Bluff State Park, has a packed schedule of exciting events for visitors to enjoy in April. Museum Director Charles Knight is thrilled to offer these opportunities for the local community to connect with each other and appreciate the wonders of the natural world.

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. Advance tickets are required for this event, with a $10 fee that includes 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.

Naturefest will take place on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering visitors encounters with live animals from the Hattiesburg Zoo and Freedom Ranch Outreach Education, meeting the Crayfish Man, exploring the museum’s research labs, enjoying giant foam parties, purchasing plants from Camp Creek Native Plants, checking out the “Attack of the Bloodsuckers!” exhibit, and navigating the Spotter’s Adventure Trail to LeFleur’s Bluff Playground. Food trucks will also be at the event for additional cost, 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 at “The Den” in LeFleur’s Bluff State Park during the Lyrid meteor shower. This event features a night under

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