MMNS Events


Saturday, April 13, 2024

Time: 10 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

NatureFEST is a festival, a nature outing, and a fascinating museum trip all wrapped into one exciting day! 

Download Map/Schedule.

From live animal encounters to fish feedings by divers in our giant aquariums, NatureFEST! offers something for everyone including new activities and some iconic favorites.

Families and young budding scientists won't want to miss live demonstrations of Mississippi reptiles, citizen scientist explorations, and behind-the-scenes tours with our scientists.

This event is included with museum admission or MMNS Foundation Membership. Food trucks (Triple J's Pizzataco, Kona Ice, and Stray Dog Kitchen) and face painters will be here, too (not included with admission). 

Check back here for the event map and the activities schedule.

NOTE: Vendors and activities subject to change.


the home depot kids workshop logo  

camp creek native plans logo  

  • Make hopper bird feeders with Home Depot, while supplies last!
  • Camp Creek Native Plants will be selling native plants.
  • Watch a live birds of prey show presented by Freedom Ranch
  • Hattiesburg Zoo’s Animal ambassadors and Ed-Zoo-Cation Team
  • Foam Party
  • Giant Inflatable Games
  • Crayfish Man: Patrick Allison, JR.
  • Central MS Beekeeping
  • Jackson Audubon
  • MSU’s High Voltage Lab
  • Belhaven Math and Science
  • AnyLab Test Now
  • MS College Chemistry Club
  • Jessica Stamn, PhD student
  • Dr. Michael Andres
  • Elaine Maisel, Feathermore
  • Pearl River Woodcarvers
  • Robin Person, OutsideINMississippi
  • SewCute Stitches (nature-themed sewing)

camp creek native plants for sale at naturefest at the mississippi museum of natural science


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