Mississippi Children's Museum

Program & Exhibit Outreach

Traveling Exhibits Available for Rental

Experience a part of the Mississippi Children’s Museum at your location by hosting a traveling exhibit. These exhibits are available for rent for an extended period of time. We bring them to you, set them up, and provide your staff the information needed to achieve the educational objectives of the exhibits.   

EDUCATOR GUIDE

TRAVELING EXHBITS AND OUTREACH REQUEST FORM


Wonder of Wellness

The mission of this exhibit is to help ensure the physical and mental health of Mississippi’s children by increasing their parents’ and caregivers’ knowledge about physical activity, healthy eating habits, and social/emotional wellness. Through play, children explore how creating healthy habits leads to healthy development of their brains. View our information page for more details about this exhibit.


Roll, Match, Read*

This exhibit is designed with toddlers in mind, encouraging them to discover new sounds, textures and shapes. With three interactive learning spaces, your little ones can develop their motor skills, letter recognition and sound differentiation. View our information page for more details about this exhibit.

*Please note: currently, this exhibit is booked.


Imagination Playground

Build with the big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground! This exhibit allows children to discover and create through unstructured free play. Children are encouraged to continuously manipulate the blocks to develop a variety of environments and play spaces. Make the most of your block play with suggestions from the Play Associate’s Guide from Imagination Playground. Request to rent Imagination Playground today!


Story to Stage

Story to Stage fosters a creative, literary environment for children to create their own narrative. Geared for children in grades 1-3, visitors can engage in a multifaceted space to illustrate ideas through performance-driven activities, and explore their theatrical side on an elevated stage. This exhibit is funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.


Train Cars and Train Tables

When not being used during the holiday season for a Journey to the North Pole, our train engine, train cars and train tables are available for rental. With a total of six pieces, this is our most flexible traveling exhibit as rental pieces can be selected to fit your space and/or number of students to be served.


Instructional Programs Available

These hands-on programs teach children in a fun and interactive way, which is the best way for them to remember what they’ve learned. Our interactive, multi-disciplinary programs make concepts introduced and developed in the classroom come alive in our thematic galleries. Our programs are based on three focus areas, health, literacy and STEAM.


Rocky the Reader

Rocky the Reader is an enthusiastic pup who loves to read, play literacy games, and travel! Book an appearance with Rocky to engage young learners, play fun games, and promote reading.


Get Heart Smart

This program is designed to educate children about key facets of heart health, through an innovative and interactive program model. Students will experience the circulatory system like never before—as a blood cell! As the “blood cells” travel through the larger-than-life heart and lungs floor map, students will learn about the anatomy of the heart, its primary functions, and the role the circulatory system plays in overall health. This program will also educate students about life choices that help or harm their hearts. Get Heart Smart is presented by Jackson Heart Foundation. Appropriate for 1st – 5th graders.


Fit for Fun

Fit for Fun is a fun-filled, care-free time for our groups to have healthy fun through exercise, dance, music, and other activities. Fit for Fun introduces children to small changes that they can implement now that will make big differences as they grow, including becoming more physically active. Our goal is to play a role in reversing the trend of childhood obesity, one generation at a time – with a benefit of improved behavior and academic performance in school. Sponsored by Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Appropriate for Prekindergarten – 5th graders.


Rigamajig

Explore STEAM concepts in new and exciting ways with MCM’s Rigamajig program. This program, with its Rigamajig set, allows children to use their creativity to build unique objects. Using the design process, it is a fantastic hands-on tool to engage children and help them grow practical building skills with Rigamajig’s nuts and bolts system. Appropriate for Kindergarten – 5th graders.


Blender Bike

This experience combines three favorite activities for children: bike riding, cooking and making art. Our Blender Bike with spin art attachment allows students to pedal their own spin art in a fun and creative manner, or make a delicious, nutritious treat. For field trip programming, we offer the spin art option, and as outreach you may opt to do either experience or both. Appropriate for Prekindergarten – 3rd graders.


Coding

Dive into the world of technology with MCM’s coding program. Designed for groups with varying degrees of familiarity with coding, this program explores the basics behind code and allows children a chance to hone their coding skills with actual robots! Appropriate for Kindergarten – 5th graders.


Chess

According to the U.S. Chess Federation, “Chess is recognized as an essential tool that is inclusive, benefits education and rehabilitation, and promotes recreation and friendly competition.” Research shows that children who play chess show improved skills in problem solving and STEM related classes. Our chess program introduces students to the basics of chess so that they can begin to play games and grow their skills. Appropriate for Kindergarten – 5th graders. The program is available for outreach only.


Fee Schedule for MCM Exhibits & Programs