Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New Exssssshibit at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

The snakes are setting up their scaly stations at the Science Museum for the next six months.  "Reptiles:  The Beautiful and the Deadly" opens June 8 to the public, but you can enjoy Snake Week beginning Monday June 3.  A schedule reprinted from the Museum's website is below.  Here is the website for the actual exhibit.

On Monday, June 3rd,  Wednesday, June 5th, and Thursday, June 6th at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., experience hands-onCreature Features.
On Tuesday, June 4th from 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., join herpetologist Bryan Fedrick for the Museum's annual Snake Day event. Learn the value of our native snakes and how to distinguish venomous species from non-venomous ones. Live snakes will be exhibited from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with lectures at 10:00 a.m. and noon.
On Friday, June 7th from 10:00 a.m. - noon, join Museum Conservation Educators for "Snake, Rattle & Roll Fun Friday". Fun Fridays are interactive, hands-on programs on Fridays in June and July. An adult must accompany children.
The "Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly" exhibit opens on June 8th and runs through January 12, 2014. See them with your own eyes - fascinating and dangerous living reptiles from around the world!  This modular traveling exhibition introduces visitors to deadly snakes, colorful lizards, bizarre turtles, alligators and crocodiles exhibited in naturalistic habitats.

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