Open Monday thru Saturday from 9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
General admission:
$6 adults
$5 ages 3-17, military personnel, seniors

2024 MS Science Fest

September 19: Coding Challenge/Science After Hours

September 20: Field Trip Friday

September 21: MS Science Fest

Cost: $10 (allows entrance to all four museums). Does not include food truck purchases.

DAY ONE:

CODING CHALLENGE/SCIENCE AFTER HOURS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2024

CODING CHALLENGE:

The C Spire C3 Jr. event is an invitation only that includes elementary age students from schools and organizations across the state. These students will be challenged to use their technical abilities and critical thinking skills to navigate through obstacles. Our hope is to inspire children to pursue an academic and career path that includes information technology and computer science.

Twenty-two teams from across the state have been invited to the Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson and Meridian to
participate in C3 Jr, a coding challenge uniquely designed for elementary age students. Teams comprised of four fourth grade
students will be guided through coding challenges by a C Spire Mentor, treated to lunch compliments of C Spire, and participate
in an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the challenge.

SCIENCE AFTER HOURS:

Join the LeFleur Museum District for Science After Hours on September 19, at 5:30pm!

 
 

 

DAY TWO:

FIELD TRIP FRIDAY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: LEFLEUR MUSEUM DISTRICT

Must be booked with each museum individually.

In partnership with the MS Science Fest, the LeFleur Museum District invites you to attend a special STEM-themed Field Trip Friday! On Friday, September 20, all four museums will host a day dedicated to promoting STEM subjects and increasing science literacy for our field trip guests.

On this special day, your students will be some of the select few who have the opportunity to spend their field trip time interacting with nationally renowned STEM professionals and engaging in unique, hands-on activities that align and connect directly to the science and math content taught in your classroom. Students on this Field Trip Friday will get an exclusive sneak preview into the exciting guests, experiments, exhibits, and lessons brought into Jackson for Saturday’s MS Science Fest! ​

 
 

 

DAY THREE:

MISSISSIPPI SCIENCE FEST
SEPTEMBER 21, 2024
​9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: LEFLEUR MUSEUM DISTRICT
Cost: $10 (Allows entrance to all four museums). Does not include food truck purchases. Tickets may also be purchased at any museum on the day of the event.

The Mississippi Science Fest (MSF) will showcase science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) industries, organizations, and innovations happening across the state. MSF aims to engage students, families, adults, and educators in a fun and interactive learning environment that promotes science education and workforce development.

The LeFleur Museum District will offer exhibitors, special events, and programs at four sites – the Mississippi Children’s Museum, the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum, and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum on September 21.

On Saturday, September 16, your ticket will include parking and your shuttle ride between museums from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Food trucks and vendors will also be on-site. Visit the MS Agriculture Museum’s General Store, MS Children’s Museum’s Red Rocket Cafe (open 9 am – 4 pm), or one of several food trucks (10:30 am – 3:30 pm, not included with admission).