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“Snake Day” coming to Natural Science Museum

See, touch, and learn about snakes at “Snake Day”!

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science will host “Snake Day” tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

“At Snake Day you can see and touch live snakes, learn the value of Mississippi’s native snakes, and learn how to tell the difference between venomous snakes and non-venomous snakes,” explains Museum Director Charles Knight.

Snake expert Terry Vandeventer will lead interactive educational sessions from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Live snakes will be exhibited with experts on-hand to answer your questions from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Crafts and activities about snakes will be ongoing from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The event is also Scout friendly. Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi will earn the “MDWFP Museum of Natural Science Snake Day Patch” and Boy Scouts will meet several requirements for the “Reptile and Amphibian Merit Badge”.

Visitors can also see the museum’s famous two-headed snake and explore other oddities in the exhibition, “The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!®” (included with museum admission).

Don’t let this event slither away!

Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), and $4 for youth (3-18). The museum is located at 2148 Riverside Drive in Jackson, Mississippi.

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