MS Children's Museum


Holiday Spectacular!



Museum Lighting Ceremony | 5:00-8:00 PM

  • Surprise special guest will light the MCM Holiday Tree
  • Activities: Candy Cane Science, Salt Dough Ornaments, Holiday Reading, Spin Art
  • Visit with Santa
  • Performance: Murrah Highschool Drumline


Ballet Magnificat Performance | 11:00 AM

MCM’s 5th Birthday | 5:00-8:00 PM

  • 6 Local Bakeries compete in the Birthday Cake Bake-Off
  • Activities: Candy Cane Science, Salt Dough Ornaments, Holiday Reading, Spin Art
  • Visit with Santa


Joy Redmond Performance | 1:00

Evening with Elves | 5:00-8:00 PM

  • Explore 5 elven activities around the museum
  • Activities: Christmas Construction, Watercolor Hand- print Ornaments, Holiday Reading, Spin Art
  • Visit with Santa
  • Performance: Jackson Prep 7th Grade Choir


Florence High Presents | 2:00 PM

  • “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus”

Hotcakes & Snowflakes | 5:00-8:00 PM

  • Pancake Breakfast–Seated Dinner
  • Activities: Christmas Construction, Watercolor Hand-print Ornaments, Spin Art
  • Visit with Santa
  • Florence High: “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus”


Jimmy Turner Performs | 4:00 PM

  • Performance: Classical Guitar & Saxophone


Debra Buchanan | 3:00 PM

  • Author of “A Very Special Christmas Tree”

Polar Express Pajama Party |  5:00-8:00 PM

  • Interactive Readings & Train Rides!
  • Activities: Ice Excavation, Crafts with Beads, Holiday Reading, Spin Art
  • Visit with Mr. Snowman
  • Performance: Bob Davidson Trio


Santa Institute | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM


  • Science Behind Santa Presentations

Santa Institute | 5:00-8:00 PM

  • Science Behind Santa Presentations
  • Activities: Ice Excavation, Crafts with Beads, Holiday Reading, Spin Art
  • Visit with Santa Claus
  • Performance: Christy Turner and Friends


Magic Monday | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Johnny Lowe & Homer | 1:30-4:30 PM

  • Performance: Ventriloquist “The Night Before Christmas” on the hour


Go Big, Origami Home | 5:00-8:00 PM

  • 6 Origami Stations around the museum
  • Activities: How Strong is paper?, Crafts with

Snowflakes, Holiday Reading, Spin Art, Karaoke

  • Visit with Mr. Snowman

*Museum will be closed for normal hours on December 24, 25 and New Year’s Day, January 1, 2016.
Magic Monday openings: December 21 & 28.


Hello From Japan! Fall Traveling Exhibit


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  now 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. 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. Special thanks to the Japan American Society of Mississippi (JASMIS) for a special programming to accompany the exhibit.

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.



Send a Jolly-Gram!


Send a holiday Jolly-Gram to someone who inspires you!

Donate a minimum of $15 to send a fun holiday card to someone who is inspiring all year round. With each donation, children across the state are provided with unparalleled experiences to discover and achieve their potential. Jolly-Gram donations provide low cost and free field trip visits to students across the state.

With each Jolly-Gram donation, you not only send a special message that you been inspired by the works of MCM, but you in turn inspire someone else to give. Donations are available from now until December 31, 2015.

Submit your donation by December 15 for your Jolly-Gram to be received by December 25.

Send a Jolly Gram now!


Download this form and send with payment to:

Mississippi Children’s Museum
Attention: Jolly-Gram
P.O. Box 55409
Jackson, MS 39296


*Jolly-Gram designed by Marion Steckler © for exclusive use by the Mississippi Children’s Museum. Cards are not for re-sale.