MSU’s annual Science Night at the Museums celebrates scientific exploration

A large crowd gathers around a chemistry demonstration outside Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State will host its annual Science Night at the Museums on Feb. 10 and the public is invited to the free, family-friendly event to view dozens of interactive displays and demonstrations

Contact: Aspen Harris

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State’s Museums and Galleries Committee is inviting curious minds of all ages to its annual Science Night at the Museums on Feb. 10.

The free, public event will take place from 4-7 p.m. in Hilbun Hall and the Cobb Institute of Archaeology.

Visitors can view exhibits in the Dunn-Seiler Museum and Lois-Dowdle Cobb Museum of Archaeology and participate in science activities and demonstrations throughout the evening. A food drive sponsored by a local Girl Scout Troop and the Starkville Strong Youth Coalition will collect non-perishable food items and toiletries to restock local food pantries.

An after-event showing of the two “Treetender” movies and “Jurassic Park Dominion,” hosted by the Mississippi Entomological Museum and the MSU Herbarium, will begin at 7 p.m. in Harned Hall Room 102.

Activities and demonstrations held at the educational night will cover scientific fields such as geology, meteorology, robotics, physics, astronomy, biology, microbiology, chemistry, anthropology and archaeology.

For updated Science Night at the Museums information and activity lists, visit

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