Mississippi Children's Museum

Summer Camps

MCM Summer Camps

MCM provides week-long day camps during the summertime from May – August. MCM had a fantastic summer of camps for 2017! We are looking forward to another great summer in 2018!


General Information
Policies and Procedures


Children ages 5-10 are welcome to participate in our week long camps. Tuition and supply fee for most camps is $200 per child for non-members and $175 per child for members. Included in camp fees are supplies for experiments, morning snack, t-shirt and museum admission for a play hour.

Camp begins at 8:00 each morning and runs until 3:00. After-camp care is available for $10 a day for each child from 3:15- 5:00 PM. A fee of $1 per minute will be accrued for children at MCM after 5:00 PM

Lunches for your child can be preordered through the Red Rocket Cafe for $5.35 whether purchased on the day-of or in advance, but brown bag lunches are welcome!

For any questions about camp, please contact MCM’s Summer Camp Director, Susan Branson, at  or 601.709.8976.


2017 MCM Summer Camps:

  • Outdoor Adventures: May 22-26, 2017 In this camp we will be discovering the great outdoors by scavenging, crafting, and exploring! This week will come to an exciting conclusion with our field day full of water balloons, relay races, obstacle courses, and loads of messy outdoor fun!
  • Secret Agents June: 12-16, 2017 Learn what it takes to be a spy through different challenges, experiments, and obstacles! MCM summer campers will uncover the world of detectives and agents to help solve mysteries.
  • Chess Challenge: June 26-30, 2017 Your imagination will come to life in this camp based on strategy, fun, and fantasy! We will learn all about the game of chess and play tournaments, while also exploring the land of kings and queens, knights and princesses.
  • Actors Studio: July 10-14, 2017 Take your act to the main stage! Through set building, costume design, rehearsals, and an end of the week show-stopping performance, our campers will become stars of the theatre!
  • Arts and Design: July 17-21, 2017 Artistic flair will take over MCM summer camp this week! Campers will cover the walls with paints and colors and learn about key design aspects such as balance, unity, repetition, and emphasis while doing so!
  • Archaeological Explorers: July 24-28, 2017 Travel to the world of the past! From the great pyramids of Egypt to the Roman Coliseum, children will learn all about the creation of ancient artifacts. The week will end with an excavation where campers will crack the code to understanding the things we find!
  • Culinary Chemistry: July 31-August 4, 2017 During this week we will use different types of food in order to create crazy kitchen experiments! Each day campers will prepare their own snack in the morning and let their taste buds come to life!

MCM’s cancellation policy for camps:

  • 30 days before the start date of camp, you may receive 100% refund upon cancellation
  • 30-15 days before the start date of camp, you may receive 50% refund
  • Fewer than 15 days before camp, no refund will be given
  • Pre-paid lunches are NON-REFUNDABLE