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LeFleur Museum District

Mississippi Science Fest

The Mississippi Science Fest (MSF) showcases science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) industries, organizations, and innovation happening across our state.

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Mississippi Science Fest
Mississippi Science Fest

Time & Location

Sep 14, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

LeFleur Museum District, 1152 Lakeland Dr, Jackson, MS 39216, USA

About the event

SCHEDULE OF EVENTSDAY ONE:

C SPIRE C3 JR.CODING CHALLENGE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2023

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2023

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join the LeFleur Museum District for Science After Hours on September 14, at 5:30pm!

You’re invited to help kick-off the 8th Annual Mississippi Science Fest, presented by C Spire, at Belhaven Town Center! Guests can enjoy live music by the Lonely Hearts band and purchase tickets to the festival on Saturday, Sept. 16.  Local food and drink options include Poppy’s Pies, Elvie’s, Fertile Ground, Pulito's Osteria, and GoodBar! Sponsors can enjoy an exclusive VIP Lounge inside the Optimist. 

  • No Ticket Purchase Required
  • Child and Pet Friendly
  • 5:30pm – 7:30pm

​This event is sponsored by:

DAY TWO:

FIELD TRIP FRIDAY

AT THE LEFLEUR MUSEUM DISTRICT

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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 15, 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 attending Field Trip Friday will have an opportunity to participate in hands-on experiments, interactive exhibits, and see classroom science lessons come to life. 

DAY THREE:

MISSISSIPPI SCIENCE FEST

AT THE LEFLEUR MUSEUM DISTRICT

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2023

​9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Cost: $10 (Allows entrance to all four museums)
  • Does not include food truck purchases*
  • Tickets may be purchased at any museum on the day of the event

​The Mississippi Science Fest (MSF) will showcase science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) industries, organizations, and innovation 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, MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum, and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum on September 16.

This year's theme is "The Fun of Science!" We will host four exciting special guests at each museum to provide a FUN perspective on STEAM! Special guests feature...

  • Science of Skating: JXN Roller Derby at MCM's C Spire Plaza, featuring neuroscientist and skater, Dr. Liz Engler-Chiurazzi
  • Science in Your Own Backyard: Magician Tommy John in the MS Museum of Natural Science's Rotwein Theatre
  • Science of Flight: Ag Aviation Exhibit in the MS Ag Museum
  • Science of Play: Magician Dorian LaChance at the MS Sports Museum

On Saturday, September 16, your ticket will include parking and your shuttle ride between museums from 10:00 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).

​purchase tickets: https://www.mssciencefest.org/store/p2/Mississippi_Science_Fest.html

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