Mississippi Children's Museum

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Ignite the Night: 10 Years of Fun!

Ignite the Night: 10 Years of Fun!

Every February, adults are given permission to play after hours at the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) during its signature fundraising event, Ignite the Night. This annual, adults-only evening has a whimsical and exciting new theme each year. Each gallery comes to life with festive food, mesmerizing music, and amusing activities like photo booths with quirky costumes, mysterious guests, and creative cocktails. Hosted by the Mississippi Children’s Museum Partners, a group of volunteers and donors who support the museum, this is not your typical party. It is imaginative, entertaining, and, most importantly, fun!

On February 8, 2020, MCM Partners invites grown-ups to take over the museum for the most incredible birthday party in its history. Can you believe the museum is turning 10? Ignite the Night: 10 Years of Fun celebrates the visionaries, patrons, and guests who have made the Mississippi Children’s Museum THE destination for FUN for a decade.

By supporting Ignite the Night, you are helping the museum in its mission to provide unparalleled experiences that ignite a thirst for discovery, knowledge, and learning in all children. Proceeds from the event provide critical funding for the museum’s operations including meeting ongoing exhibit and program needs.


To sponsor Ignite the Night, click HERE! 

To host Ignite the Night, click HERE!


2020 Ignite the Night Committee

Lori Quarles

Gene Wright

Amanda Covault
Clare Dowe
Carole Richardson
Brittney Strong

Lizzy Abston
Joanne Mathison

Lindsey Gresham
Molly Griffin

Mary McNeely

Jenni Graven

Food & Beverage
Sallie Marie Campbell

Meredith & Graham Calvert
Joyce & David Marion

Kara Davis
Heather White

Beth Allgood

Silent Auction
Ginny DeHart
Lisa Jeffcoat
Emily McNeil

Katherine Bryant
Melissa Duncan
Kelly Joyner

Mandy Walters

Ava Warren

2020 Ignite the Night Hosts