Mississippi Children's Museum

Instructional Programs

Health


Journey of Digestion

Children will take a journey into the digestive system through a hands-on demonstration and activity. Afterwards, children can visit our larger-than-life Gastro-climber exhibit in our Healthy Fun gallery to become a food particle. They will travel through the digestive system and learn what happens to food after it is swallowed.
Appropriate for ages Kindergarten – 3rd grade.

Get Heart Smart

This program is designed to educate children about three key facets of heart health, through an innovative and interactive program model. Your students will experience the circulatory system like never before—as a blood cell! As the “blood cells” travel through the larger-than-life heart and lungs floor map, your students will learn about the anatomy of the heart, its primary functions, and the role the circulatory system plays in overall health. This program will also educate students about life choices that help or harm their hearts, like nutritious food, sleep habits, and exercise. Lastly, students will participate in a discussion about keeping their hearts healthy by being good friends, students, and citizens.
Appropriate for ages 1st – 5th grade.


Literacy


Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Students will begin this program by listening to the beloved story, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? During the reading, the students will perform hand motions that demonstrate the action happening in the story. Students will also explore colors and letters.
Appropriate for ages Pre-kindergarten – 1st grade.

Dr. Seuss

Join us for a “Seusstastic” experience of rhyming and syllabication practice with a beloved Dr. Seuss story! Students will identify and create rhyming words during an interactive reading. We will have a blast with syllables and making word families with the hilarious terms from one of Seuss’ popular children’s books.
Appropriate for ages Pre-kindergarten – 1st grade

Polar Express

Experience The Polar Express as museum staff host an interactive reading of the popular book by Chris Van Allsburg. Students will participate in the reading by providing sound effects and answering questions from the book. You never know what might happen aboard the magical train—your students may even get a “sweet treat!”
Appropriate for ages Kindergarten – 2nd grade.


STEM


What Do Wheels Do All Day?

How often do you notice shapes in our everyday world? In this program about Preschool-1st grade geometry, your students will learn to look for circles and squares both at MCM and in the classroom. After reading What Do Wheels Do All Day, museum staff will facilitate an activity about shapes and how momentum and physics are affected by the shape of an object.
Appropriate for ages Pre-kindergarten – 1st grade.

The Math Curse

This field trip turns the museum into a giant series of word problems.  Students will be given a booklet upon their arrival and they must work together throughout the museum to solve word problems using their math skills and concepts like geometry, fractions, and pre-algebra relating mathematic operations to daily life.
Appropriate for ages 2nd – 5th grade.

Bricks for Kids*

Give your students an unforgettable STEM experience with the 45 minute Bricks 4 Kidz® field trip!  Students will use LEGO® Bricks to deliver hands-on lessons related to cross-disciplinary curriculum objectives.  The Bricks 4 Kidz® approach to learning is imaginative, multi-sensory, and fun, creating a dynamic learning experience for your students.  A variety of themes are available: Forces of Nature, Laws of Motion, Gears, Energy, Simple Machines, Transportation, Architecture, and Engineering.
Appropriate for Kindergarten- 6th grade.

(*Please note: There is an additional fee for this field trip.)