Mississippi Children's Museum

Signature Events

Ignite the Night

Every February, the MCM Partners take over the museum to plan an evening of  fabulous festivities. Each year, Ignite the Night celebrates with a new theme that fills the night with food, drinks, live music, arcade games, and much, much more. This adults-only, “snappy casual” affair is not the typical party—it is imaginative, creative, and transports guests into a whimsical world of amusement and fun—all for a good cause!

Ignite the Night supports the museum and its efforts to reach children across the state so they can discover and achieve their potential.  Proceeds from the event provide critical funding for museum operations including meeting ongoing exhibit and program needs.

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Neon Night

Neon Night is MCM’s signature summer fundraising event which brings the Literacy Garden to life with glowing lights, electrifying music, specialty drinks, and savory snacks from several of Jackson’s food truck favorites. Guests are invited to “dress up” with glowing necklaces, rings, and bracelets, and dance the night away.

This event was established by a dedicated group of young professionals who are a part of MCM Partners and who value and support MCM’s mission to promote literacy, health, and education for children. As MCM’s “youngest” signature event, Neon Night has quickly become a must attend party for the young and young-at-heart adult crowd.

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Discovery Night

Discovery Night is MCM’s signature family fundraising event hosted by MCM Partners. A celebration of children’s literature, each festival brings a different classic or popular story to life with costumed characters, a full dinner buffet, games, prizes, and much more. Children and their families are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters while they embark on an evening of adventure and fun.

Proceeds from this event help support MCM’s Literacy Initiative. MCM is committed to positively influencing literacy development in children by enhancing reading readiness and improving literacy skills, fostering a love of language and of books, encouraging children who are already reading to read more, and promoting reading as an interactive, family activity that everyone can enjoy.

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