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.
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 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 *protected email* or call our Assistant Director of Enrichment, Sheri Bradford, at 601-709-8350.
Journey to the North Pole
Journey to the North Pole (JNP) is Mississippi Children’s Museum’s exclusive holiday experience. It offers all guests a ticket to an engaging experience, with some great new additions this year. We are excited to add an interactive clock tower slide with a gear wall, and a child-size post office equipped with a package sorting station and conveyor belt for guests to sort and ship packages. We will also offer for the first time the Reindeer Rink for sock skating (students MUST bring socks for this experience).
These new experiences are being added to our Journey to the North Pole experience which includes a train built for students to create their own journey, our holiday train table with toy trains, letter writing station where students can pen their letter to Santa, our popular Snowflake Slide (students MUST be at least 36” tall for this experience) and Santa’s Stable. Also available for field trips groups is an option for students to experience an exclusive reading of a favorite holiday book and to make a holiday ornament to take home.
Appropriate for Prekindergarten – 5th graders.
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 *protected email* or call 601.709.8962.