Mississippi Children's Museum

Field Trips

Field Trip Options

 

Mississippi Children’s Museum field trips promote hands-on, inquiry-based learning that helps to foster valuable critical thinking skills. New ideas will ignite as students become interested in learning and make hands-on connections to classroom concepts. We offer an exciting and engaging environment where children can create, explore, and grow. We do the work to make your field trip an educational experience, so you can have all the fun!

Field trips and group visits are available for groups of 15 or more children. This opportunity is great for schools, churches, community organizations, tours and family reunions. We do not offer group visits on weekends. Group visits to the museum are two hours in length at a cost of $5.00 per student.

For our group visits, we require a 1:5 ratio of adults to children. One adult for every five children will receive free admission. Additional adults beyond the 1:5 adult to student ratio are eligible for the $5.00 group rate if their payment is made with the group’s. To help meet the 1:5 required ratio, we suggest:

1. Bring parents as chaperones.
2. Offer volunteer hours as field trip chaperones to community or school organizations.

The Mississippi Children’s Museum is open and accessible to all. If someone in your group has special needs, please contact the museum in advance of your visit with any special requests to help facilitate your visit.


Big News for Large Groups!

Mississippi Children’s Museum is excited to offer large groups an opportunity to have a field trip exclusive of other group visitors.  On Wednesdays and Fridays from August 12 to September 13 (MCM will be closed September 11), and again from January 6 to February 7 we will offer two hour “1 group only” field trips for groups of 100 students or more at our $5 per student group rate.  Individual guests will be sharing the museum with the groups.  The times for these visits are:

9:00 am – 11:00 am
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Questions? Check out our large group field trip FAQ by clicking here! For additional information, email  or call our Assistant Director of Enrichment, Sheri Bradford, at 601-709-8350.



Special Field Trip Opportunities

Daniel Tiger Field Trip Programs

Friends Work Together
Sharing is hard for young children—even sharing ideas about how to play together. After reading a Daniel Tiger story, students will find ways to play together and share materials to create a one of a kind take home mural for their classroom. Appropriate for Preschool to 3rd graders. This program is not available as outreach.

Fast and Slow, Then Stop
There is a lot of self-control needed to be able to go on a field trip, to take turns, and stop playing when it is time to move on to another activity. After reading a Daniel Tiger story, students will focus on self-control by using music and movement to help children practice slowing down and controlling their actions. Appropriate for Preschool to 3rd graders. This program is not available as outreach.

The Quest for a Quarter Million

The Mississippi Children’s Museum is on the Quest for a Quarter Million – a quarter of a million field trip visitors, that is!

Since opening its doors in December of 2010, MCM has served thousands of students, teachers, and chaperones through our field trip visits. So many, in fact, we estimate that our 250,000th field trip guest will visit the museum sometime during the 2020 school year.

We will celebrate this great milestone by gifting an onsite outreach program to a randomly selected school group that helps us reach our 250,000th field trip visitor! All field trip groups are eligible if visiting between August 1, 2019 and until we reach a quarter million.

The winning group will have one year to use the awarded outreach program, which will be chosen by MCM staff based on the group’s age, number of students, and program availability.

Sign up for a field trip today and give your students the chance to experience a free session with one of MCM’s hands-on, inquiry-based, and fun outreach programs at your school.


For more information about Field Trips and Group Visits, e-mail MCM’s Education Coordinator, Phillip Weisenberger, at  or call 601.709.8962.