Mississippi Children's Museum

Professional Development

At the Mississippi Children’s Museum, we believe that learning is serious fun!

At the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM), we believe that learning is serious fun. Our professional development workshops are innovative and interactive.  They provide early childhood and elementary educators with inspirational, engaging activities to take back to their classrooms. Educators explore the museum during professional development just as their students would on a field trip to make connections between classroom lessons and real-world concepts!

Workshop Information:

  • Each workshop is 5 hours long- 9am-3pm (with an hour lunch break)
  • Each workshop counts as .5 CEU credit hours or 5 hours for childcare workers
  • Each workshop is $40 (plus an additional $10 for CEU credits)
  • We offer our professional development workshops on site at the museum at various times throughout the years. Please check our website, mschildrensmuseum.org or email for more for specific dates and workshop descriptions.
  • All professional development workshops are available for off-site presentations. Please contact the Assistant Director of Enrichment at  for more information.
  • We offer online STEAM Object Lessons, Wild About Reading and Healthy Fun through MS University for Women.  These classes are 6 weeks and are worth 2.0 CEUs.  To register, go to the MUW Professional Learning Academy website: http://www.muw.edu/outreach/professional-learning/pla

2017 Fall PD overviews

Monday, November 20, 2017
Mississippi Milestones
Mississippi is home to many “firsts.”  Mississippi Milestones will look at events which are tied to Mississippi and investigate the impact they have had on our nation and the world in regards to economy, industry, science, social issues and more.

Register now for Mississippi Milestones

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The Power of Nonfiction
The Power of Nonfiction explores inquiry-based lesson planning through the context of nonfiction literature.  You will learn adaptable lesson ideas that promote the use of nonfiction for cross-curricular instruction, using creativity and critical thinking skills.

Register now for The Power of Nonfiction