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Ignite the Night: Under the Big Top!

Ignite the Night: Under the Big Top

Ignite the Night: Under the Big Top!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

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.

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Zoom into Nano- Traveling Exhibit

Zoom Into Nano Exhibit

September 27- January 4

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!

 

October: Membership Renewal Month

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October is Membership Renewal Month at MCM!

We love our members and we don’t want YOU to miss out this exciting fall season. Renew or purchase your membership and you are entered to win $100.00 in Louis LeFluer Bucks to the museum!

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Purchase a gift membership! Would you like to add your favorite family babysitter? What about a grandparent? No problem! You can add them all with special membership levels. Membership discounts include:

  • 10% discount at Louis LeFluer’s Trading Post purchases
  • 10% discount on Red Rocket Cafe purchases
  • 10% discount on facility rentals
  • Exclusive weekend options for birthday parties
  • Subscription to our newsletter and other publications
  • Free admission to the museum all year long!

Click here to renew your membership today!  Don’t miss out on a chance to win $100 in Louis LeFluer Bucks this October.

 

November Visiting Artist: Chuck Galey

Visiting Artist: Chuck Galey

Sunday, November 2 & 16 from 1:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

Chuck Galey is back again to kick off the holiday season with a special something to send to your loved ones. Visit Inspirations Studios to create a holiday card with our visiting artist!

Mississippi artist, Chuck Galey has illustrated over 50 books around the country. His Southern roots are passionate about encouraging children to connect to literacy through the arts. Use water colors on special paper to design your very own holiday card. Join Chuck Galey at the Mississippi Children’s Museum on on Sunday, November 2 and 16!

The innovative use of artistry and style is just the project for your family this fall before the holiday season! MCM’s Visiting Artist program provides children opportunities to create and explore a variety of authentic art tools, techniques and processes in a dedicated studio space. Artists engage actively with museum visitors and share their creative processes with the public. MCM’s Visiting Artist program is sponsored in part by the Mississippi Arts Commission.

 

 

Holiday Tree Showcase

November 17 – January 3, 2015

Calling all classrooms- Bring your seasonal sparkle to the Mississippi Children’s Museum Holiday Tree Showcase! Trees will have their own creative theme while decorated in holiday fashion

Teachers must register by November 1 and bring a tree for display to the museum on November 17. Judging will commence that evening to choose the best display. The winning class will receive a free pass to the museum for each student and teacher. Deck the halls all season long at MCM!

Click here to fill out your class registration form and send to LauraAshley@mcm.ms or fax to 601.709.2603. Mail forms to:

Mississippi Children’s Museum
P.O. Box 55409
Jackson, MS 39296
Attention: Laura Ashley Butler

 

Santa’s Toyland: Shop Local Saturday

Santa's Toyland

Saturday, November 29

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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!