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Launch into Learning

Launch Into Learning

Due to overwhelming support, Launch into Learning is currently SOLD OUT. As MCM looks into options of supporting more JPS families, please email for waitlist options. Thank you!

MCM is proud to offer After-School programming to a limited number of children in grades PreK4-5th grade in response to the need our community has for safe and educational learning spaces for the 2021-2022 school year! We are currently committed to picking up at Wells APAC, Obama, and McWillie.

Our program follows the calendar for Jackson Public Schools’ (JPS) 2021 fall semester. MCM will offer afterschool service on school days from Monday, August 9, 2021, to Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Spring Semester dates will be added closer to time. Any school holidays we are able to offer child care service will be communicated to parents at a later date. 

After-school attendees will have MCM’s signature education programming, outdoor play, museum exploration, and story time. Prices include all supplies for in-house programming and an afternoon snack. Please contact Patti Reiss at or 601.981.5469 if you have questions. 

  • Semester rate is $1,240.00/person without discount, and $1,126 with Membership discount. The semester rate is an almost 10% savings vs. paying monthly. The semester rate will only be available for August and January. 
  • Monthly rate remained the same as the Spring 2021 rate – $270.00 without discount, and $243 with Membership discount. There are 5 months in the fall semester. The discount will be applied at the time of checkout. 

Sample Schedule for small groups divided by grade level

3:15Arrival at MCM, Sanitizing opportunity and Snack 
Until 3:45 Art Lesson
3:45 to 4:15 Outdoor Play 
4:15 to 4:45   Science Programming
4:45 to 5:30   Museum Free Play 

MCM is committed to creating a safe environment for learning and play. We are following all guidelines set forth by local and state officials.

By visiting our museum, you agree to assume all the risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to your child or yourself or illness including COVID-19.  You understand that MCM cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not come into contact or become infected with COVID-19.  Understanding these risks, you willingly choose to participate in any and all MCM services and activities. You agree to release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the museum and its employees and volunteers.