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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.

 

October Visiting Artist: Kelly Harp Haber

Visiting Artist: Kelly Harp Haber

October 5 & 19, 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Join long-time ballet and modern dance performer Kelly Harp Haber in an introductory dance workshop. Learn basic techniques, classic steps and traditional dances, or just enjoy grooving to the beat. Young and old alike will enjoy these workshops filled with rhythm and moves – because dance is for everyone! Kelly Harp Haber is an instructor at Ballet Mississippi, whose love of dance began when she was a child too!

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.

 

Park After Dark

Park After Dark 2014

Friday, October 24 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Enjoy spooky science and family fun at the third annual Park After Dark event!

Tickets are on sale now! Click here to purchase.

The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) has partnered with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (MMNS) and Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP)  to host our 3rd annual Park After Dark spook-tacular!

Visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate in the charac-terrific Costume Contest. Dress as your favorite characters or create your own!

Create creepy-crawly arts and crafts and follow the trick-or-treat trail throughout both museums.  MCM, MMNS and MDWFP seeks to provide families with a safe and fun environment to celebrate fall festivities.

 

Question It? Discover It! Nanotechnology

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October 25, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

After a night of healthy Halloween fun, join us at the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) for some wicked science experiments on Saturday, October 25 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Take a trip to nanoland with specialists from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC)! Explore the world around us that is too small to see. Create science experiments that will zoom you into a new nano-tastic world of atoms and molecules.

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.

 

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