MS Children's Museum


May Visiting Artist: Frank Farmer

Sunday, May 3rd and 17th

1:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.


Discover the “One by Two, Old and New: Taking Fun Photographs” with Frank Farmer during the month of May!

Celebrate the Eudora Welty Biennial as you capture snapshots of everyday items and make them unique! Visiting Artist, Frank Farmer, will lead a special photography workshop where visitors will have a chance to enter photos in the Eudora Welty Biennial Snapshot Contest for a chance to win prizes and have their photographs displayed. Join us on two Sundays in May from 1:30- 5:30 p.m. to look through a new lens of creativity and excitement!

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


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.