MS Children's Museum

Events

Bunny Brunch

Bunny Brunch

Saturday, April 4

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Guess who is bouncing to the Mississippi Children’s Museum on Saturday, April 4? The Easter Bunny invites children and families to attend a special brunch from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.!

Enjoy a hot brunch at the museum in big bows, fluffy dresses, bow ties, and bright colored couture as you pose for a picture with the Easter Bunny! Dance to live music from Christy Turner and Friends and get your face painted to look like the Easter Bunny! Bounce along for a fun day at MCM! Bunny Brunch food is provided in part by Chick-fil-a Dogwood.

Admission to the Bunny Bruch is $20 for MCM members and $25 for non-members and includes food, entertainment, pictures with the Easter Bunny, craft activities and all day admission to the museum. This event is by reservation only on a “first come, first serve” basis. Purchase tickets here.

*MCM will be closed Sunday, April 5 for the Easter holiday.
* We will be open on MONDAY, April 6 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

 

Discovery U Day!

Discovery U Day

Saturday, April 11, 2015

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Discover a world of biomedical science with students of from the School of Graduate Studies at University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), Discovery U! Bring your junior scientists, doctors and nurses to MCM on Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Explore the functions of the body with real medical equipment! Learn about DNA webs, nerve signals and even how to settle an up-set tummy. During the event, children and their families can ask questions and let their imaginations run wild.

MCM strives to provide Mississippi children with access to quality science-based experiences, designed to provide a strong foundation in STEM subject areas and foster vital learning and life skills. Discovery U Day and MCM’s partnership with UMMC are ways that MCM is proving innovative, science-based exhibits, programs and special events. Children who participate in these STEM-based events and programs at MCM develop critical thinking and communication skills, creativity and real-world problem solving through collaboration.

 

April Visiting Artist: Amelia Key

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unday, April 12 & 26

1:30-5:30 p.m.

Are you trying to get your child interested in the arts? Feast your eyes on the silly sculptures of Amelia Key! Bring your little one to discover what new shapes they can create from using recycled materials in this creative workshop. Join us on two Sundays in April from 1:30- 5:30 p.m. for MCM’s Visiting Artist, Amelia Key.

Key has served as a Gallery Assistant at the Mississippi Craft Center and has a creative eye for hands on visual arts. She brings her expertise for a variety of mediums to a small scale for children to easily understand and express their own creativity!

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.

 

Sid the Science Kid: Summer Traveling Exhibit

Sid the Science Kid


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. Sid the Science Kid!: The Super-Dupe Exhibit! is sponsored locally by Trustmark Bank and Atmos Energy.

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!

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

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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.