MS Children's Museum


Question It? Discover It! Fun in the Sun

QI-DI-June15-Slider Saturday, June 6

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

Grab the sun screen! Join special guests from the dermatology department of Children’s of Mississippi, part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) at Question It? Discover It! Fun in the Sun. Enjoy activities and learn about how to protect the skin in the summertime heat! This event is free with general admission.

Question It? Discover It! (QI?DI!) is 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! program is sponsored by Children’s of Mississippi, a part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center.


June Visiting Artist: Scott Albert Johnson


Sunday, June 7 & 28

1:30-5:30 p.m.

This music will bring you to a “Harmonica Heaven!” Join our June Visiting Artist, Scott Albert Johnson for musical melodies to put you in the groove! Johnson is writer, singer and musician who enjoys teaching and playing for a crowd.  Be a part of the audience and the performance at MCM on Sundays, June 7 and 28 in Inspirations Studies.

Born in St. Louis and raised in Jackson, Johnson’s music brings a twist of folk, rock, funk, country and jazz that will make you tap your foot and nod your head. Learn about rhythms, melodies and how to write your own song that will give you anything but the blues!

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.


Growing Healthy Kids!


2nd and 4th Tuesdays

Starting at 10:00 a.m.


MCM is proud to announce a new program, Growing Healthy Kids, created by partnership with Whole Foods Market of Jackson. This fun, hands-on program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Literacy Garden from June 9 to August 25, 2015. All summer long, children will explore and discover their own creative points of view and develop wholesome habits through healthful cooking classes, story time, and environmentally-friendly crafts. Through these fun activities, children will make the connection between the health of the body, the health of the mind, and the health of our beautiful Earth.

Growing Healthy Kids program will be held on the following dates:

  • June 9th & 23rd
  • July 14th & 28th
  • August 11th & 25th

Presented by Whole Foods Market Jackson and Whole Kids Foundation.


Sid the Science Kid: Summer Traveling Exhibit


June 13-September 6

Say “Good Laughternoon!” and hello to MCM’s summer visiting exhibit, Sid the Science Kid!: The Super-Dupe Exhibit! Sid is an inquisitive youngster with a natural curiosity  about science in everyday life. Learn about elasticity, friction and simple machines as you adventure with Sid from June 13 through September 6. Discover science fun this summer at MCM!

The award-winning PBS KIDS TV series, Sid the Science Kid comes to life at MCM this summer! Children will be able to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools and thinking to learn about simple machines, the laws of motion, magnetism, air power and the five senses. It’s sure to be a super-duper-ooper-schmooper good time! Learn more about Sid and his pals!

Sid Preview Party! 

Celebrate the opening of Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! on Friday, June 12 from 5:30- 8:00 p.m. Put on your engineer hat and step outside into the Literacy Garden for “catapult paintings” where an art mural will come to life with each launch! Learn about the science of bubbles and the mechanics of a yo-yo demonstration. Send a rocket balloon to the moon and take the “Humpty Dumpty” egg drop challenge at the Tall Tale Treehouse! Bring your best joke to be featured every “Good Laughternoon” on MCM’s Facebook page and in the museum. Visit with the character, Sid and discover the joy of science this summer at MCM!

MCM invites children to special programming, Sid’s Science Club, every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. featuring Sid! Children will interact with the character and discover science in everyday activities. Sid programming will continue June 16 through September 3.

Sid the Science Kid!: The Super-Dupe Exhibit! is sponsored locally by Trustmark Bank, Atmos Energy, Parents and Kids Magazine, Caring for Mississippi and The Radio People.

Created by The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum® in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company, the exhibit is generously made possible by The Boeing Company, the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, Sally and Bill Canfield, the Crawford Taylor Foundation, Judy and Jerry Kent, Monsanto Company and Sigma-Aldrich.


Know to Grow


Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. 

Join us in the Literacy Garden on Saturday mornings for our newest program, Know to Grow. Starting at 10:00 a.m., children and families will listen to a garden story and participate in hands-on garden activities. Know to Grow will provide a fun forum for children to make a connection between reading, science and aspects of the natural world.

As part of MCM’s 2014 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, this program serves to bridge a gap between a foundation of reading skills and comprehensive application in the new Literacy Garden. Children of all ages will learn something new that they can apply to their own backyard.