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Question It? Discover It! Saturday: All About Bones

QI-DI: All About Bones

Saturday, January 10

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

Don’t break a leg! Join the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) during Question It? Discover It! Saturday as children learn All About Bones on January 10. From 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., join Dr. Haber and the pediatric orthopedic team from Children’s of Mississippi, part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

What happens when a bone breaks? How does diet affect the skeletal system? Families get answers to their questions from professionals who help keep their bones healthy. Children can learn from Dr. Haber of UMMC and Mr. Bones, the super skeleton in MCM’s Healthy Fun gallery.

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.


Send a Jolly-Gram!

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.

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

Donate now to send a Jolly-Gram!


Download this form and return it with payment to:

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

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


Holiday Spectacular!

Holiday Spectacular!

Holiday Spectacular!

November 28- January 3, 2015

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:

  • Garden Glow: Every Friday & Saturday Night

    (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!

  • Santa’s Toyland: Saturday, Nov 29

    (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.

  • Santa Institute: Saturday, Dec 20

    (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.

  • Noon Year’s Eve Celebration: Saturday, Dec 31

    (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
• MCM will be OPEN on Mondays, December 22 and 29 for extra holiday hours, #MagicMondays!




Donate to Inspire a Child


December 1- December 31

 Donate Today!

Plant a seed of inspiration and watch it grow! The Mississippi Children’s Museum wants to know who or what inspires you! Donate $1.00 to MCM to place a star on our Inspiration Tree, snap a picture, and use the hashtag #InspireaChild to share your inspiration. We want to know why you give! Post the photo to your Facebook, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media with the  tag MCM, @MSChildsMuseum.



During your visit to the museum, you can inspire a child with a $1 donation when you purchase admission. Every visit to the museum has an operational cost of $15 per person. We are able to lower our admission price through generous donations. We want to be accessible to every child in Mississippi, no matter their background. Our Inspire a Child fund is about more than keeping the doors open, it is about inspiring all of Mississippi’s children. Your donation could help provide scholarships to Mississippi’s children from under served communities, provide art supplies for children to express themselves or simply keep the Mississippi Children’s Museum the most inspirational place imaginable!

For other ways to give, click here!



Holiday Spectacular! Santa Institute

Question It? Discover It!

Saturday, December 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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!


Holiday Spectacular! Noon Year’s Eve Celebration

Noon Year's Eve Celebration

Wednesday, December 31

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Blast off into 2015 at the Noon Year’s Celebration on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM). This Holiday Spectacular finale will end with a send-off to celebrate a great year full of inspiration!

Fill the MCM rocket with wishes and count down to the launch at 12 NOON! Children can create personalized party hats and glasses to wear during the celebration. The museum will be decorated in holiday fashion to ignite the air with excitement.

MCM’s Noon Year’s Celebration is sponsored by Regions and iHeartMedia. This celebration is included with regular admission to the museum.


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!