Press Release

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Unleash Your Wild Side at “NatureFEST!” On April 1, 2017

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JACKSON-Unleash your wild side at MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science at "NatureFEST!" on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. "We are excited to welcome Wildlife Wonders' exotic animal stage show and the Magic Funtastic Comedy Show to this year's festival!" says Museum Director Charles Knight. The event is a festival, a nature outing, and a fascinating museum trip, all wrapped into one exciting day! Food will be available for purchase from several food trucks.

"NatureFEST!" offers a full day of fun for the whole family, including:

• Wildlife Wonders' exotic animal stage show: meet a Red Kangaroo, Bushbaby, Three Banded Armadillo, Paca, Monkey Tail Skink, Turaco, and a Dumeril Boa!

• Magic Funtastic Comedy Show

• Expert guided behind-the-scenes tours of aquariums, research, and museum collections

• BioBlitz activities: team up and track down as many local species as possible

• Live reptile program with Terry Vandeventer, "The Snake Man" of Mississippi"

• SCUBA diver fish feeding in giant aquariums

• Nature themed interactive photo booth

• Nature games, and guided or self-directed hikes on beautiful springtime trails.

Visit http://www.mdwfp.com/museum for activity details, a schedule, and a map, or call 601-576-6000. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), and $4 for youth (3-18). Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the door. The Museum is located at 2148 Riverside Drive in Jackson, Mississippi. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/msnaturalscience or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MSScienceMuseum or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/MSScienceMuseum.Animals and activities subject to change.

 

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