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.

Registration is now open for summer professional development! 

Register for Wild About Reading on June 25 
Explore the importance of auditory learning, learn teaching tactics for expressive teaching and use literature for cross-curricular instruction. This workshop uses visual and performing arts to teach standards-based story elements to students.

Register for How Does Your Garden Grow on June 26
Bring the outdoors into your class room in this workshop which provides adaptable, cross curricular and inquiry-based activities for teaching students about nature and conservation.

E-mail Assistant Director of Enrichment, Sheri Bradford, for more information at

Learn more about our field trips, professional development opportunities, and outreach opportunities from our Educator Guide!