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Dr. Seuss Silly Birthday Celebration

Dr. Seuss Silly Birthday Celebration

Saturday, February 28 (10:00 AM-4:00 PM)

Visit the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) for a Horton-hearing, Lorax-loving, and green-eggs-and-ham eating grand time! Saturday, February 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Celebrate MCM’s 5th annual Dr. Seuss’ Silly Birthday, sponsored by Paul Moak Subaru and Whole Foods Market of Jackson!

Join Thing 1 and Thing 2 for the fun things they do! Don’t forget Dr. Seuss and the books he will read to you. Children can create their own Dr. Seuss hats, oobleck and silly stories. From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., sample a recipe for green eggs and ham during demonstrations from Jackson’s favorite chefs: Tom Ramsey of La Finestra, Austin Lee of Babalu Tacos and Tapas, Jessica Furches of The Islander, Patrick Kelly of Mint, and more with food sponsored by Whole Foods Market of Jackson.

Activities throughout the day:

• Green Eggs & Ham Cooking Demonstrations
• Dr. Seuss Story Readings
• Ooey, gooey Oobleck experiments
• Lorax Mustache making
• Truffla Tree and Dr. Seuss crafts
• Photos with Thing One and Thing Two
• Mustache March at 2:00 PM

Parking on Dr. Seuss Day

The first 50 people to park at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum will receive an admission pass to that museum and be transported, free of charge, to the Mississippi Children’ s Museum for Dr. Seuss Day. Signs will be posted at each location and the bus will transport visitors every 10 to 15 minutes.

Download your copy of the Lorax mustache template here and bring it to the museum to for the Grand Mustache March starting at 2:00 p.m.! Make a lesson of The Lorax by reading it aloud with your children, discussing ways they can keep the earth beautiful (plant a tree, recycle, conserve energy and water, etc.) and encourage them to get involved and speak up about the environment, like the Lorax.

All activities are free with paid admission to the museum.

MCM strives to address Mississippi’s literacy disparities through a unique play-based approach to learning—implemented through innovative programs, special events and permanent exhibitions targeted to reach children during critical learning years.

 

March Visiting Artist: Roz Roy

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Sunday, March 1st and 15th

1:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

 

Grab your scissors and save your scraps- Roz Roy is back for a “Collage Papermaking” workshop in Inspirations Studios! Join us on Sundays, March 1 and 15 from 1:30 to 5:30 to discover the art in joining colors and a little creativity.

She is known for her watercolor skills that create life-like images of her hometown and childhood. Roz Roy is a member of the of the Mississippi Arts Commission Artist Roaster, the Mississippi Craftsmen Guild, the Vicksburg Art Association, and Jackson Watercolor Society.

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.

 

 

NASA Day

NASA Day

Saturday, March 7

10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Get ready to walk on the moon and discover a new dimension at the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM)! On Saturday, March 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., MCM welcomes the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center, Vicksburg Robotics Team and the Mandalorians for a day filled with sci-fi space fun.

Children will have an up-close look at robots that are used in space and discover experimental activities. Relations Specialists and other team members from NASA will answer questions from future space cadets to see if they have what it takes to be an inter-gallactic explorer. Learn about engineering and test your space-buds with astronaut ice cream before you battle with Darth Vader or Princess Leia, members of the Mandalorians.

 

 

Question It? Discover It! Saturday: Doctor’s Day

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Saturday, March 21

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

Bring your white coat to the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) for Question It? Discover It! Saturday Doctor’s Day! Learn from a variety of specialties from Children’s of Mississippi, part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) on Saturday, March 21 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

Many children have dreams of being a doctor when they grow up. In honor of Doctor’s Day in March, MCM is giving them a head start to wearing the white coat! Children will learn about specialties in healthy bones, eyes, ears, nose, skin and more! Bring your stethoscope to this doctor-palooza to question and discover what it’s like to be a physician at UMMC!

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.