MMNS Events

Park After Dark 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Time: 6 p.m. - 8:30 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


Check out the Park After Dark video here!

Enjoy spooky science and family fun!

MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (MMNS) has partnered with the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) to host Park after Dark!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PARK AFTER DARK - we're looking forward to seeing your costumes and having a “frightfully” good time during this spook-tacular evening:

1 night, 1 ticket, 2 museums! Enjoy spooky science, create creepy crawly crafts, and trick-or-treat through both museums.

Activities and decorations at both museums are suitable for all ages.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests with advance tickets may check-in at either museum to pick up their admission wristbands which will allow entry to either museum.

Beginning at 6 p.m., $10 admission wristbands may be purchased at the door of either museum which will also allow entry to either museum. (Museum Memberships do not apply).

 Painted Faces By Emily Schmidt will be at MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science - spooky designs range from $6 to $10. Painted Faces will also sell unicorn horns, unicorn necklaces, glitter tattoos, body glitter gel, and face jewels! NOT INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION. Cash, credit card, Venmo, or PayPal accepted.

Parking is free at the MMNS, MCM, and at Smith-Wills Stadium (free shuttle between the three venues).

Some parking may be allowed on the LeFleur's Bluff State Park lawn between the MCM and the MMNS - if the weather allows.

Shuttle buses will travel in a continuous loop from the Smith-Wills lot to the MCM and then to the MMNS, before returning to the Smith-Wills lot.

Those that wish to walk between the museums will be happy to know that we have a little extra lighting this year. However, it may be a good idea to BRING A FLASHLIGHT.

MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the Mississippi Children's Museum seek to provide families with a safe and fun environment to celebrate fall festivities.

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