MS Children's Museum


Ignite the Night: Under the Big Top!

Ignite the Night

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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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.

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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 during the holidays, but OPEN on Monday, December 22 and 29 for extra holiday hours!



Santa’s Toyland: Shop Local Saturday

Santa's Toyland

Saturday, November 29

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Take pictures with Santa Claus for only $5 at the Mississippi Children’s Museum until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 29!

Experience the most inspirational place imaginable right at home when you purchase gifts from Louis LeFluer’s Trading Post! MCM starts the holiday season with a grand toy display and a special visitor straight from the North Pole. Children can take pictures with Santa Claus for only $5.00 and find out if they have been naughty or nice this year!


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!


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!