Visitor Info

Museum Hours:

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

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm


$10 per person

Children Under 1 Year: Free

Members: Unlimited visits per year!

Learn more about becoming a member

(Note: MCM only offers discounts on items that are promoted on our website. Discounts offered through external websites are not valid.)

Planning a group visit of 15 children or more on a weekday? Visit our Field Trips page for booking information!

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Splash Pad

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Red Rocket Cafe

MCM has a full-service café to fuel your fun as you discover the museum! Choose from sandwiches, pizza, crisp salads, fruit, and sweet treats. Seasonal specialties include pancakes, savory soups, and fresh produce items picked from The Literacy Garden.

Museum members receive 10% off at the café!

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Physical Address:
2145 Museum Boulevard
Jackson, MS 39202

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 12870
Jackson, Mississippi 39236


Phone: (601) 981-5469
Fax: (601)709-2603

MCM's Trading Post!

Looking for fun gifts to inspire the imagination? Look no further than MCM’s Trading Post! We have toys for magicians, artists, and scientists of all ages.

Shop online or visit us in person! Museum admission is not required to shop in the Trading Post. Members receive 10% off year-round!

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Museum Guidelines & Tips

MCM asks all visitors to respect the museum and other visitors to the museum. Please read our guidelines and rules to help make everyone’s experience at MCM as enjoyable as possible! We’ve also provided some helpful tips to help you prepare for your visit!

  • ALL children must be accompanied by an adult (18+) at all times.
  • We ask that all adults be accompanied by a child. To truly appreciate all that MCM has to offer, you must experience the most inspirational place imaginable with a child!
  • Visitors may leave and return using their wrist bands on the same day of purchase.
  • For your safety, shoes must be kept on at all times (except on Run, Jump, Stick).
  • Food and beverages are permitted only in the Red Rocket Café.
  • NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS are allowed in the museum.
  • Please refrain from loitering, running, or blocking the ramps, walkways, or entryways.
  • Abusive and obscene language is prohibited.
  • The Mississippi Children’s Museum is a tobacco-free campus.
  • Weapons are not permitted on museum property.
  • Please be courteous to the visitors around you.
  • Parents are encouraged to play in the exhibits with their children.
  • Return all props to their proper place after playing with them.
  • Hang all costumes up after playing dress-up.
  • Remember that no food or drink is allowed in the exhibit areas.
  • Please take your artwork home or place it in the provided recycle boxes.
  • Be gentle with our museum so we can keep it beautiful for a long time.
  • Bring a light jacket, even in the summer months. The museum stays cool year-round.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. There is plenty of seating for adults while children play, but you could do a lot of standing and walking with your little visitors at the exhibits.

General FAQs

MCM’s regular operating hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 1pm-6pm. The museum holds special “Magic Mondays,” where the museum is open from 9am-5pm for special hours and programming. MCM encourages all visitors to check our events calendar to see if we are open on a specific date.

Our Splash Pad opens the Saturday before Memorial Day and closes on Labor Day. The Splash Pad is open every day MCM is open during that time weather permitting.

No, but you are welcome to eat at our Red Rocket Café which has delicious menu options! Guests are welcome to have a picnic on the C-Spire Plaza or in The Literacy Garden where trash cans are nearby for handy clean-up.

Yes, we have facilities available to rent for parties, family reunions, baby showers, wedding receptions, etc. Click here to learn more or contact our Facility Rental Coordinator, Cynthia Till, at or 601.709.8972.

From I-55 North, take Exit 98-B, Lakeland Drive. At the first light on Lakeland Drive, turn right onto Museum Boulevard. Our museum is ¼ mile down on the left, at 2145 Museum Boulevard. We are next door to the MS Museum of Natural Science.