Science Night at the Museums 2020

February 12, 2020

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Hilbun Hall, Cobb Institute, Harned Hall on the MSState Campus

Hilbun Hall, Cobb Institute, Harned Hall on the MSState Campus

Science Night at the Museums

UPDATE FEBRUARY 12 9am: Get your umbrellas ready and head out to Science Night at the Museums tonight!

I have consulted with the meteorologists and we have made the decision to hold Science Night at the Museums tonight (5:30-8:30pm)

IMPORTANT: If the National Weather Service is forced to issue a Tornado Watch for this area for this evening, we will have to cancel the event. Keep a close watch on your weather apps before heading over.


Some changes to note:

  • There will no longer be food trucks, but the food court at the Union and Steak and Shake should be open.
  • The stations originally scheduled for Harned Hall will now be on the third floor of Hilbun Hall (see updated event list below)
  • Our meteorologists will be continually monitoring weather throughout the evening, and I have updated our map to list severe weather safe zones in Hilbun, Cobb, Harned, and Colvard Student Union.

We hope you can brave the weather to join us tonight!

UPDATE FEBRUARY 11: We are keeping a close eye on the severe weather outlook for Wednesday night, which is looking rainy with a chance of severe storms.  Though all of our Science Night at the Museums activities are indoors, we want to make sure everyone stays safe!

Please check back here tomorrow morning for an update on the status of Science Night at the Museums. I don't want to make a final decision until I check in with the meteorologists in the morning.

Thanks for your patience!

ORIGINAL POST: The Museums and Galleries Committee is excited to announce our fourth annual Science Night at the Museums event!  This event is free, with fun activities and events for all ages! 

We will have lots of new, fun activities for visitors to enjoy including museum tours, demonstrations in the natural and social sciences, a science-themed photo booth, and much more!

Disciplines represented at the event include Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Campus Tree Trail, Chemistry, Entomology, Forest Products, Geology, History, Meteorology, Paleontology, Physics, and Wildlife Biology. 

We are excited to announce that local Girl Scout Troop 20320 will be providing activities for our youngest visitors including a dress up station and photo booth. Food will be available for purchase at Food Trucks just down the street outside the Student Union! Singing Meteorologist, Bob Swanson (learn more about Bob's act here), will be in the house for three sets and the Chemistry folks will be giving three fun-filled shows demonstrating elephant toothpaste,turning air into liquid and much more!

All activities are conveniently located on Lee Boulevard on the Mississippi State Campus.  A parking map and activity map can be found below.

When you arrive the night of the event, find your way to the Museums and Galleries Information table in the breezeway at Hilbun Hall, or track down one of our ushers with the glowing light sticks to get a hard copy of our activity list.  



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