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MS Science Fest


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

County: Hinds

For more information please contact the Visitor Information Specialist at 601-576-6000 or by email at info@mssciencefest.org .

The LeFleur Museum District (LMD) invites you to attend a special STEM-themed festival!

On Saturday, September 22nd, all four museums of the LMD (MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum, Mississippi Children’s Museum, and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum) will host a special day where experts and special guests from science-based industries across the state will provide hands-on experiences for children and families.

By bringing these experts together, MSF is able to show the range of career opportunities that exist while also sparking participants’ curiosity, excitement, and interest.

‪*Please note that museum memberships will not be applicable on this date, as the $10 admission grants entry to all four LeFleur Museum District Museums for the event (does not include food trucks and face painting).

A FREE shuttle bus will be available between all four museums.

Food vendors will be on-site, too. ‪

Visit www.mssciencefest.org for details and tickets.

EVENT OVERVIEW FOR ACTIVITIES AT MDWFP'S MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE / PASSPORT FOR FIELD TRIP FRIDAY and for the MISSISSIPPI SCIENCE FEST SATURDAY.

​FOOD TRUCKS:
  • Hog Heaven
  • 2 for 7

 

 


All activities run from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., unless otherwise listed. In the event of rain, outside activities may temporarily close.

WATER JOURNEY ACTIVITIES    
                                                                                                                                             
  • Bubble-ology (self directed)                                                                                                   
  • Incredible Journey: Water Cycle                                                                                          
  • Blue Planet/Water Pledge                                                                                                               
  • Migration      
  • Water Olympics
  • Kinetic Sand  
  • Rainforest Adventure Maze

 

EXHIBITORS:        

           
  • MC Chemistry Club
  • ​NASA                                                 
  • Entergy
  • Seige Robotics                                   
  • MSU’s Entomology Center                            
  • W. Jackson STEAM Initiative            
  • MS STEM Institute                            
  • Pearl Riverkeeper                                                                                                                              
  • Environmental Protection Agency                                                   
  • MS Forestry Commission                  
  • NOAA:   National Weather Service  
  • MEMA for KIDS         
  • Painted Faces will also be at the museum (not included with admission).

 

 

TIMED PROGRAMS:


  • LIVE ANIMAL SHOW                                                             10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m., 2 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
 
  • Aquatic Touch Tank                                                              11 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  
 
  • "Young Scientists Practice Chemistry                                    10:30 a.m.
    & Physics" Workshop (Classroom B)

 

Have a curious child that likes to experiment? Join guest scientist Susan Marie Frontczak as she leads a special hands-on chemistry/physics workshop for children ages 8-12. SPACE IS LIMITED.

 

This workshop is included with MSF admission, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED: email Nicole.Smith@mmns.ms.govDEADLINE to register is at noon on September 20th

Color-changing milk experiment at the workshop


  • A Visit with Marie Curie (Live Play):                                            3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Marie Curie is visiting Jackson! First come, first seated. Space is limited. For 5th grade and up. 

See scholar & performer Susan Marie Frontczak as Marie Curie. A discussion on the art of communicating science through storytelling & live performance will take place after the play.

Brought to you by the American Chemical Society and its students members from Belhaven, Mississippi College, and Millsaps College.

 

 

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