Night at the Museum

Encounter real animals.    |    Discover our relationship with nature.

“Night at the Museum” is an exciting event at the Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC) designed to promote biological literacy for 4 – 8 graders. 

  • Events involve a spend-the-night adventure at the Southern Miss BSLC.
  • Students learn about wildlife, see animals, and learn about topics related to biology. 

Click here for registration form.

Questions?  Call Michael Sellers at 601.266.6374



  • Each event is open to students in fourth – eighth grades and costs $30 to attend. 
  • Plan to drop off your child at the BSLC (map to BSLC) between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 
  • Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. and continue until 8:00 a.m. the next morning. 
  • Please plan to pick-up your child from the BSLC between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. 
  • Participants should pack a sleeping bag, pillow, toothbrush/toothpaste, change of clothes, water bottle, snacks, flashlight or headlamp. 
  • Please label all belongings and limit to one bag; might also bring a camera.
  • Snacks and breakfast will be provided, but you should eat dinner before attending.

Past events have included:  

2012  |  The Heart of the Matter 

  • Night at the Museum: Heart of the Matter explored the diversity in the cardiovascular systems found in the animal kingdom.  

2012  |  The Changing Face of Earth

2011  |  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; The Human Body; Arachnids Alive; Frosty Creature Favorites

Map to the Biological Sciences Learning Center

  • Night at the Museum takes place in the Biological Sciences Learning Center.  
  • The BSLC is located in Mississippi Hall 005B.