In March 2017, the Mississippi Children’s Museum was among 30 institutions (15 libraries and 15 museums) from across the United States nominated as a Finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, which is presented annually by the Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) and is the United States’ highest honor for […]
At MCM, we believe literacy is fundamental to a child’s educational development. Because of this, improving childhood literacy has been one of the cornerstones of our educational mission and the goal behind one of our longest running and most successful programs, Planting the Seeds to Read—MCM’s family literacy program. The Planting the Seeds to Read […]
Did you know that MCM has a pop-up shop in Highland Village this holiday season? Beginning on November 10, 2016, join us at a new location in Highland Village in Jackson! Louis LeFleur’s Trading Post curated by the Mississippi Children’s Museum will be open from Thursday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. […]
MCM is bringing the experience to you with our new Outreach Van! Thank you to Mercedes of Jackson and DIG for helping bring this idea to life! MCM plans to use this van to bring educational and fun experiences to children all over the state!
On October 1st, the Mississippi Children’s Museum held the first annual Mississippi Science Festival. Over 20 vendors participated in the event by teaching children and families about science and technology based industries, including robotics, beekeeping, polymer science, app design, and more. Thank you so much to all of the vendors for bringing fantastic hands-on activities! […]
This summer, MCM held its inaugural Read to Succeed camp for 3rd graders from Jackson Public Schools who needed a little extra help to pass the 3rd Grade Reading Summative Assessment. If a 3rd grade student does not pass this test, he or she will be unable to move into 4th grade next year. The […]
This month’s Visiting Artist, Suzanna Ritz, helped children create their own 3D landscapes using tissue paper, newspaper, and cardboard rolls. Ritz is a New Orleans artist currently working at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. To make their sculptures, she encouraged children to create structures with cardboard, newspaper, and tape before layering their projects with […]