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 $30 (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.

Register for Making a Makerspace In Your Classroom
Monday, November 19

Making a Makerspace in your Classroom is a hands-on workshop that will address how teachers can promote inquiry-based learning by proving a makerspace in their classroom.  We will explore guidelines for making a makerspace and how to create one on a limited budget.  Educators will also go through a makerspace activity using the design cycle and prompt cards.

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!