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  1. Animal Grossology Exhibit

    May 17, 9:00 AM - December 30, 5:00 PM @ Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

    Oozing with disgusting science and interactive learning games, the all-new Animal Grossology exhibit is sure to provide a unique perspective on the animal kingdom. The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, in conjunction with Advanced Exhibits, the exhibit's producer, invites you to experience some of the slimiest, stinkiest and downright yuckiest creatures on earth. The exhibition contains solid science and introduces it in a way that makes kids giggle. It is science disguised in interactive entertainment and kids are more apt to learn when they're having fun doing it. The exhibition was created and produced by Advanced Exhibits, a division of Advanced Animations LLC, in collaboration with Sylvia Branzei, the author of the GROSSOLOGY series of books. The books are published through Price Stern Sloan, a member of Penguin (USA) Inc.

  2. “Stand Up!”: Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964

    June 2 - October 31 @ William F. Winter Archives and History Building

    Stand Up!”: Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964. The exhibit will examine the courage, violence, and promise of the “long, hot summer.” Drawing on photographs, artifacts, documents, and film footage from the MDAH collection, the exhibit will examine the people, places, and events of the Mississippi Summer Project, its challenges and its successes.

  3. How People Make Things Traveling Exhibit

    June 7 - September 14 @ Mississippi Children's Museum

    Have you ever wondered how bottles, crayons or shoes are made? This summer the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) will be discovering how all these things are made in the How People Make Things traveling exhibit, opening June 7! How People Make Things, inspired by the factory tour segments from the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood television series, offers hands-on activities using real factory tools and machines to create objects with four manufacturing processes-molding, cutting, deforming and assembly. How People Make Things is sponsored by Trustmark Bank.

  4. Norman Rockwell: Murder in Mississippi

    June 14 - August 31 @ Mississippi Museum of Art

    The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions On June 21, 1964, civil rights activists Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney were brutally murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi. Several months later, LOOK Magazine commissioned an investigative article about the incident entitled “Southern Justice,” and painter Norman Rockwell was asked to provide an illustration for the magazine’s cover. Over the course of five weeks, Rockwell intensively studied the circumstances of the murders, made many preliminary drawings, photographs, a preparatory oil sketch, and the finished painting entitled Murder in Mississippi. This exhibition presents the iconic masterpiece in the context of many related works and thus illuminates the artist’s creative process.

  5. Farm to Fork Program

    July 2 - September 3 @ Jackson Medical Mall

    Fresh Greens! Sweet Potatoes and more! The Farm to Fork Program offers bags filled with farm-fresh produce on the first Wednesday of every month at the Jackson Medical Mall. The program offers FREE bags of produce to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan MSCHIP and MSCAN members. Members must present UHC Community Plan card(s) at the time of pickup. Non-members can purchase a bag for a donation of $5. The program will run through the end of September 2014. Bags will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Kobie Wells at 601-718-6578 .

  6. Pieces of the Past: Significant People

    July 8 - October 5 @ The Old Capitol Museum

    New temporary exhibit features artifacts relating to some of the most fascinating people from the Old Capitol’s past such as James Alcorn, Greenwood Leflore, and John Quitman.

  7. Performances of Voices of Freedom Produced by John Maxwell’s Fish Tale Group Theatre

    August 14 - August 17 @ Mississippi Museum of Art

    Join us at the Museum for a ticketed dramatic performance of Voices of Freedom by Frank Kuhn in conjunction with our current exhibition, This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement

  8. 2014 Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival

    August 15 - August 16 @ Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum

    The 2014 Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival is where you want to be on August 15 & 16 with Ziggy Marley • FANTASiA • Bell Biv DeVoe • Chrisette Michele • Boney James • Dorothy Moore • Curtis Salgado • Bobby Rush • Denise LaSalle • Janiva Magness • HomeMade Jamz • John Primer • Mark Broussard • Rebirth Brass Band • Joe Louis Walker • Johnny Rawls • Jonathan Boogie Long • B Smyth • Lightenin’ Malcolm • Southern Komfort Brass Band • Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child” • AND MORE.

  9. Bright Lights Belhaven Nights

    August 16, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Belhaven Neighborhood

    Named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast for the month of August by the Southeast Tourism Society, Bright Lights Belhaven Nights is a family friendly event will feature live music on five stages as well as art vendors and food from local restaurants. Children of all ages will enjoy our special children’s activities area.