MS Children's Museum

Events

Sid the Science Kid: Summer Traveling Exhibit

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June 13-September 6

Say “Good Laughternoon!” and hello to MCM’s summer visiting exhibit, Sid the Science Kid!: The Super-Dupe Exhibit! Sid is an inquisitive youngster with a natural curiosity  about science in everyday life. Learn about elasticity, friction and simple machines as you adventure with Sid from June 13 through September 6. Discover science fun this summer at MCM!

The award-winning PBS KIDS TV series, Sid the Science Kid comes to life at MCM this summer! Children will be able to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools and thinking to learn about simple machines, the laws of motion, magnetism, air power and the five senses. It’s sure to be a super-duper-ooper-schmooper good time! Learn more about Sid and his pals!

MCM invites children to special programming, Sid’s Science Club, every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. featuring Sid! Children will interact with the character and discover science in everyday activities. Sid programming will continue June 16 through September 3.

The character Sid will be in the museum with visitors on the following Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

  • June 16, 23, 30
  • July 7, 14, 21, 28
  • August 4, 11, 18, 25
  • September 1

The character Sid will be in the museum with visitors on the following Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

  • June 18, 25
  • July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • August 6, 13, 20, 27
  • September 3

The character, Sid will be in the museum during the Know to Grow program on the following Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

  • June 27
  • July 11 & 25
  • August 15 & 29

Sid the Science Kid!: The Super-Dupe Exhibit! is sponsored locally by Trustmark Bank, Atmos Energy, Parents and Kids Magazine, Caring for Mississippi and The Radio People.

Created by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum® in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company, the exhibit is generously made possible by The Boeing Company, the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, Sally and Bill Canfield, the Crawford Taylor Foundation, Judy and Jerry Kent, Monsanto Company and Sigma-Aldrich

 

Lights! Camera! Imagination! Winners

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2015 Winners WEB2015-2016 Winners will have the opportunity to be featured in MCM’s radio, television, print advertising material and special events.

Sponsors for this year’s talent search are Magnolia Federal Credit Union,  Magical Creations, Magician Dorian LaChance, TempStaff and the Mississippi Press Association.LightsCamera-2015-Sponsors

 

529 Day

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Saturday, September 26

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Join us for 529 Day on September 26 to celebrate national college savings month! The museum is partnering with the State Treasury of Mississippi and ‘Treasurer’s Education About Money’ (TEAM) for a special college savings program day. On September 26, admission to MCM will be only $5.29 all day long. From 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. visitors can register children in their household to win one of two $529.00 college scholarships and participate in special activities.

Staff from the state treasury department will be on hand during the program to discuss financial literacy and saving opportunities with parents and caregivers. Children will learn how to sort and count change, decorate their own piggy banks and learn how to save for the future!

Learn about prepaid college tuition and enrolling your child the MACS or IMPACT 529 programs! 

*Please note that reduced admission cannot be combined with any other offer.

 

Fall Festival: Off to Never Land

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Fall Festival: Off to Never Land

Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Walk the plank to the Mississippi Children’s Museum on October 3, 2015 for Fall Festival: Off to Never Land! Think of all the joy you’ll find when you leave the world behind and fly away to the magical land of Never Land where Lost Boys run amuck, mermaids frolic in the water, and Captain Hook looms large. All you need is faith, trust and a little bit of pixie dust to join us for this affair complete with characters from the beloved classic tale. Children and adults are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character for an awfully big adventure. So, take the second star to the right and straight on ’til morning to join us for an evening you won’t soon forget!

Admission for this fundraising event includes:

  • Customized Caricature picture
  • Face Painting
  • Photos with characters from Peter Pan
  • Games and Activities
  • Full Dinner Buffet
  • Adult and Child Beverages
  • A family night of mystery and adventure at MCM!

If you would like to sponsor or host this year’s Fall Festival, call 601.709.8971 or e-mail MCM’s Fundraising Events/Partners Coordinator, Kristie Tabor at kristie@mcm.ms (After August 11, new hosts and sponsors will not appear on printed materials).

$25 advance ticket purchase online through September 30, 2015 • $30 ticket at the door

Purchase Fall Festival Tickets

 

2015 Fall Festival Committee

Chair: Katy Pacelli
Co-Chair: Lorraine Boykin
Sponsors: Katy Agnew
Hosts: Melanie Burrow
Decorations: Rivers Walker
Staging: Chavanne McDonald
Promotions: Amanda Cross
Reservations: Meg Huntington
Volunteers: Susan Burnham
Entertainment: Suzy Everett

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Fall Fix-Up

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September 8-11

The museum will be closed Tuesday, September 8 through Friday, September 11 for our annual Fall Fix-Up! During this time, we will be repairing, painting and cleaning the museum to get it into tip-top shape for visitors this fall. The museum depends on the generous support from corporate and community volunteers to assist with this effort.

We are looking for community and corporate volunteers to assist with this effort. If you would like to volunteer for any of the days during the closing, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Emily Simmons at esimmons@mcm.ms or 601.709.8976.

*MCM will be closed on Monday, September 7, for Labor Day.

MCM will reopen on Saturday, September 12 at 9:00 a.m. for normal hours of inspiration.

 

 

Hello From Japan! Fall Traveling Exhibit

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September 19, 2015- January 3, 2016

This fall, the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) is proud to host a traveling exhibit from the Children’s Museum of ManhattanHello From Japan! This exciting Asian experience will be at MCM from September 19, 2015 to January 3, 2016.  This is exhibit seeks to immerse children and families into a new heritage, part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series. Hello From Japan is locally sponsored by Nissan, Renasant Bank, M-Tek and Yokohama Tires.

In Hello from Japan! children will discover the brightly colored Kawaii fashion and Katakana writing styles. Visitors explore traditional and modern Japanese culture in the lively atmosphere of the Harajuku District in Tokyo, Japan! Various storefronts and activities educate visitors about contemporary aspects of Japanese language, cuisine, fashion, and design intertwined with traditional cultural values. Guests will travel to across tranquil waters on a bridge based on the Jungu-bashi Bridge in Tokyo.

MCM aims to introduce new audiences to Japanese culture while building an understanding of what it means to be part of a global community, and emphasizing the importance of respecting diversity. MCM has also partnered with the Japan American Society of Mississippi (JASMIS) to showcase special programming to accompany the exhibit including a traditional Taiko drumming group from Japan.

Hello From Japan! is part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series funded by The Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children’s Museums to bring outstanding interactive exhibits about Asian cultures to children, their families and school groups at children’s museums across the United States.

Developed by the Asian Culture Series to explore Asian culture featured in five traveling children’s museums, the League of Extraordinary Bloggers is an app and game specially made for families.

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Growing Healthy Kids!

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2nd and 4th Tuesdays

Starting at 10:00 a.m.

 

MCM is proud to announce a new program, Growing Healthy Kids, created by partnership with Whole Foods Market of Jackson. This fun, hands-on program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Literacy Garden from June 9 to August 25, 2015. All summer long, children will explore and discover their own creative points of view and develop wholesome habits through healthful cooking classes, story time, and environmentally-friendly crafts. Through these fun activities, children will make the connection between the health of the body, the health of the mind, and the health of our beautiful Earth.

Growing Healthy Kids program will be held on the following dates:

  • June 9th & 23rd
  • July 14th & 28th
  • August 11th & 25th

Presented by Whole Foods Market Jackson and Whole Kids Foundation.

 

Know to Grow

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Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. 

Join us in the Literacy Garden on Saturday mornings for our newest program, Know to Grow. Starting at 10:00 a.m., children and families will listen to a garden story and participate in hands-on garden activities. Know to Grow will provide a fun forum for children to make a connection between reading, science and aspects of the natural world.

As part of MCM’s 2014 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, this program serves to bridge a gap between a foundation of reading skills and comprehensive application in the new Literacy Garden. Children of all ages will learn something new that they can apply to their own backyard.