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Get wild at Naturefest

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) -

This is a news release from the Girls Scouts of Greater Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks' Museum of Natural Science will host the 15th Annual NatureFEST event on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. "This year's NatureFEST will be a wild world adventure featuring the Wild World of Animals and a BioBlitz Discovery!" says museum director Charles Knight. The event is a festival, a nature outing, and a fascinating Museum trip, all wrapped into one exciting day. The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently recognized NatureFEST as a "Top 20 Event"! According to STS, the best events across the Southeast compete to receive the prestigious "Top 20" designation. The Museum is also the current "Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year"!

NatureFEST offers a full day of fun for the whole family, including:

live exotic animal shows by Wild World of Animals stage master Grant Kemmerer, III * expert guided behind-the-scenes tours of aquariums, research, and Museum collections

* BioBlitz activities: team up and track down as many local species as possible

* reptile presentations by conservation educator Terry Vandeventer ("The Snake Man")

* mermaid scuba diver fish feeding in giant aquariums

* nature-themed interactive photo booth (take home a free photo)

* Inky the Clown, Bubbleology, and an aquatic touch tank - plus, much more!

Visit www.msnaturalscience.org for activity details, a schedule, and a map, or call 601-576-6000. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), and $4 for youth (3-18). Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the door. The Museum is located at 2148 Riverside Drive in Jackson, Mississippi. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/msnaturalscience or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MSScienceMuseum.

For more information regarding conservation in Mississippi, visit us at www.mdwfp.com or call us at 601-432-2400. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfpor on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.

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