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Unleash Your Wild Side at “NatureFEST!” On April 1, 2023

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science invites you to unleash your wild side at “NatureFEST!” on Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. “We are excited to welcome the Hattiesburg’s Zoo animal stage show and Freedom Ranch’s live birds of prey to this year’s festival!” says Charles Knight, Museum Director. 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 area food trucks.

“NatureFEST!” offers a day of fun for the whole family, including:

  • Hattiesburg Zoo’s “Ed-Zoo-cation” animal stage show

  • Live birds of prey with Freedom Ranch

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

• Bubble –Pop FOAM party!

• SCUBA diver fish feeding in giant aquariums

• Hands-on activities with Conservation Educators and area artists

• Outdoor inflatable obstacle course

• Archery

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

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