MS Children's Museum


February Visiting Artist: Marshall Ramsey

Visiting Artist: Marshall Ramsey

Sunday, February 1

1:30-5:30 p.m.

You have seen him run, heard him speak, seen his poodle- now watch him doodle! (Or something like that) Visit on Sunday, February 1 – one day only-  to see Mississippi’s own writer, artist, illustrator extraordinaire, Marshall Ramsey!

Explore Inspiration Studios with your pencil and paper to bring your creativity to life with inspiration from Ramsey. Children will learn to create cartoon clips, short stories and more. This workshop is sure to spark the senses and bring out the artists in parents and children alike!

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.


Question It? Discover It! Heart Health

QI DI Heart Health

Saturday, February 7

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

Listen to your heart and visit the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) for Question It? Discover It! Saturday as families learn about Heart Health February 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join Dr. Salazar and the Pediatric Cardiovascular team from Children’s of Mississippi, part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

It is the strongest muscle in the human body, the heart, so we must take care of it! Families can learn how the heart works and how to keep it healthy. Specially designed field trip, Get Heart Smart, and the Healthy Fun gallery allow children to explore the human heart and how to keep it strong in all of its internal wonder. These elements come together in MCM’s Health and Nutrition Initiative with professional advice for this month’s Question It? Discover It! (QI?DI!) Saturdays program.

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.


Ignite the Night: Under the Big Top!

Ignite the Night Tickets


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.

Click here to purchase Ignite the Night tickets!

Ignite the Night 2015 Committee
Holly Lange, Chair
Sara Ray, Chair
Jennifer Gray, Entertainment
David Spurk, Event Design
Anna Jolly Burnett, Corporate Sponsors
Heather Montgomery, Corporate Sponsors
Karen Bush, Hosts
Amanda Puckett, Hosts
Gene Adams Wright, Promotions
Tyler Armstrong, Promotions
Paula Kemp, Reservations
Nikki Cleveland, Silent Auction
Janet Spain, Staging
Melanie Burrows, Volunteers
Malinda Warren, Wine Raffle & Arcade
Kay Parker, Wine Raffle & Arcade
Rebecca Tardy, Wine Raffle & Arcade
Ashley Wilson, Finance
Catering by Jennifer and Derek Emerson
of Walker’s, Local 463 and CAET

Corporate Sponsors
Burr & Foreman LLP
Karen and Charles Bush
First Commercial Bank
Horne LLP
Jones Walker LLP
Betty and Martin Jue
Farrah and Steve Kennedy
Lott Leadership Institute
McAlister’s Corporation
McNeely Plastics
Methodist Rehabilitation Center
Mississippi Sports Medicine
Pepsi-Cola/Brown Bottling Group
Portico Jackson
Amanda and Hastings Puckett
Donna Reiss
Southern Beverage Co.
Sunbelt Sealing, Inc.
Transcript Pharmacy, Inc./Cliff Osbon
The Scout Guide-Jackson
US Foods
Malinda and Jim Warren
Libba and Roy Wilkes
Sam E. and Burnice C. Wittel Foundation