Move over Ringling Brothers! The Mississippi Children’s Museum is pulling out the big red tent for a night that will put on one of the greatest shows on earth! On Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 7 p.m., the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) will transform into the big top for its fifth annual adults-only fundraising event Ignite the Night, hosted by MCM Partners. Guests will be able to enjoy a night of circus acts, festival flavors, and a “Chance to Win” drawing led by the ringmaster, himself. Ignite the Night raises funds to continue the museum’s goal to inspire Mississippi’s children from all backgrounds to discover and achieve their potential.
Did you know that November is diabetes prevention month? Learn about how sugar affects your blood and how to keep your body healthy!
Children can play “Blood Sugar Bingo” and listen to a sweet bedtime story about how to rest easy even with this diabetes. Watch a glucose wand demonstration to see the affect diabetes has on the body. Insulin sphere illustrations and more activities will give children and parents a hands-on look at how to prevent diabetes.
Question it? Discover it! (QI?DI!) Saturdays are designed to provide children and families with opportunities to learn about healthy habits through fun, engaging activities, with the support and guidance of medical professionals. The QI?DI! Saturdays program is sponsored by Children’s of Mississippi, a part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Join us for a full month of SPECTACULAR holiday fun! From November 28 through Jan 3, MCM will be transformed into a winter wonderland with holiday decorations, seasonal tunes, Santa Sightings and much more!
Special events during Holiday Spectacular will include:
(Nov 28-Jan 3) 6-8:30 PM Garden Glow nights will bring local choir & performers to MCM for magical nights in the Literacy Garden filled with SNOW FUN, light displays, cookies decorating and a lot of holiday fun!
(10:00 AM-2:00 PM) Santa will take an early trip to Jackson to visit his toy experts at Louis LeFleur’s Trading Post! You can even purchase a photo with Santa for $5 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.
(10:00 AM-2:00 PM) Ever wonder how Santa fits down every chimney? We’ll answer all of your questions about the science of Santa with help from MCM’s Santa Institute Researchers.
(9:00 AM-1:00 PM) Sponsored by Regions. Countdown the new year with MCM, and help us launch the wish rocket into the air at NOON!
• All Holiday Spectacular events are $10 per person, and FREE for MCM Members.
• MCM will be closed on December 24, 25 and New Year’s Day during the holidays, but OPEN on Monday, December 22 and 29 for extra holiday hours!
Take pictures with Santa Claus for only $5 at the Mississippi Children’s Museum until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 29!
Experience the most inspirational place imaginable right at home when you purchase gifts from Louis LeFluer’s Trading Post! MCM starts the holiday season with a grand toy display and a special visitor straight from the North Pole. Children can take pictures with Santa Claus for only $5.00 and find out if they have been naughty or nice this year!
Answering all your Santa questions on during Question It? Discover It! Saturdays special, Santa Institute. Leading experts from MCM’s esteemed scientific research center, Santa Institute, will give visitors an up close look at the science behind Santa and his holiday helpers.
Do you ever wonder how Santa fits down every chimney, or how reindeer navigate in bad weather? Children will become scientific researchers during this exciting, holiday experience. Young researchers will examine Santa’s x-rays and learn about his eating habits, how his brain works, how reindeer fly and so much more. Children will also receive an extra special treat from Santa’s personal veterinarians – reindeer food!
Discover what the world looks like up close in Zoom Into Nano! The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) will have our first fall exhibit opening Saturday, September 27.
Zoom Into Nano provides children with an opportunity to discover the ins and outs of nanotechnology by providing hands-on interaction with things that are too small to see with the human eye. Visitors can engage in nanoscale science, including building a giant carbon nanotube, stretching a molecule or looking inside a butterfly wing!
This interactive exhibit introduces children to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM.) MCM strives to provide Mississippi’s children with access to quality STEM-based experiences designed to foster vital learning and life skills. For more information about our STEM initiative, click here. This exhibit will only be available from September 27 –January 4, so don’t miss out on this awesome experience!