1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday through Saturday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

MCM’s Launch into Learning program currently offers after-school programming. All After-School attendees will have MCM’s signature education programing, outdoor play, museum exploration, and storytime. Prices include all supplies for in-house programming and an afternoon snack. Capacity will be limited in accordance with local and state laws. Please contact Patti Reiss at or 601.981.5469 if you have questions. To reserve your spot, click the button below or email

Reopening Information:

Our new policies will include:

  • Masks are highly encouraged but not required. The museum will have masks available.
  • Members and guests will no longer be required to reserve tickets in advance online, but will instead be able to purchase tickets at the front desk. Play times are 9am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday and 1-6pm on Sunday.
  • Extra staff has been brought in to clean and sanitize all exhibit spaces and props throughout the day in addition to our deep clean and prop switch out from 12-1 Saturday and upon closing each day. Safety of our visitors and staff continues to be our highest priority!

What will MCM do to safely welcome visitors?

  • Limit occupancy
  • Expand cleaning protocols
  • Mask and wellness requirements for museum staff
  • Increase sanitation stations
  • Offer additional outdoor programming

What can you do to help?

  • Stay home if you feel sick
  • Maintain six feet of distance between groups
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Masks are encouraged for adults and children over the age of 8

We are also asking friends of MCM to consider making a donation to our Inspiring Hope campaign to help offset the increased costs of reopening.  Even a small gift allows us to purchase the increased supplies and support the staff necessary for a Safe, Clean, Fun! reopening!

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.

Reopening- Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the Red Rocket Café will be open! Please preview the menu here.

Yes, the Splash Pad on the C-Spire Plaza will be open during seasonal operating hours, if weather is fair. Using the Splash Pad is free and we encourage you to follow the posted Splash Pad rules.

For every day that we were closed during COVID hours, we added a day to extend your membership! Not a member? This is a great time to purchase a membership.  Members can play every day for an entire year. The membership pays for itself in just four visits!  Members get 10% off in the Red Rocket Cafe, MCM Trading Post, and on facility rentals.   Join here

MCM is still accepting field trip reservations. If you are interested in booking a field trip for your class please contact our Education Coordinator, Phillip Weisenberger, via email at or visit our website to book your field trip today!

Please send your booking questions to Cynthia Till at MCM will comply with all capacity regulations regarding event size.

Registration for Summer Camp is open now. For more information, click here or contact Patti Reiss at

See all in-person and virtual events here.

The MCM Trading Post is open! Museum admission is not required to shop. Curbside pick-up is also available. Call us at 601-981-5469 or email for toy suggestions, pricing, and pick-up times!

Can’t come to the museum? We will continue to create content for #MCMatHome. You’ll find all sorts of fun activities to do with your children, experiments to try at home, coloring sheets and more here. Free virtual programs are held weekly and can be found on our events calendar. You can also keep in touch with us through our social media. We’ve been posting #MCMatHome content and behind the scenes action at the museum.

Facebook: @MississippiChildrensMuseum and @mcmmeridian
Instagram: @mschildsmuseum and @mcmmeridian
Twitter: @MSChildsMuseum and @mcmmeridian

Joy, playing, and learning is more essential than ever before!  We cannot wait to see you!