Alternative Ways to Give:
Purchase a Mississippi Children’s Museum car tag! Our institution receives $44 from each museum car tag sold, which provides additional funds for our programs and exhibits.
Kroger Plus Card:
Every purchase made at Kroger with your Kroger Plus Card gives back to MCM the amount of one half of one percent of your purchase. Link your card today!
Link your Amazon account to donate one half of one percent of every applicable purchase to the museum at no cost to you!
Buy a Brick or a Blue Stone Paver: (MCM only)
Celebrate a special person in your life with a personalized, etched brick or Blue Stone Paver. Bricks and Pavers are permanent markers with your celebration, memorial, or personal message which can be placed on the C Spire Plaza or in The Literacy Garden at the Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson.
Bricks are available in two sizes:
8″ x 8″ Fired Clay Brick Paver – $150
12″ x 18″ Hand-cut Blue Stone Paver – $500 (Please note: the 12″ x 18″ is only available for placement in the Literacy Garden.)
Complete this form, and return it with payment to:
Mississippi Children’s Museum
P.O. Box 55409
Jackson, MS 39296
Join Our Partners!
Did you know that you can financially support the Mississippi Children’s Museum by joining our Partners organization? Use the links below to learn more about becoming one of our partners.
The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) and Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian (MCM-Meridian) rely on the generosity of funding partners to be able to:
- Implement exciting inquiry-based programs
- Enhance and develop exhibits
- Host traveling exhibitions
- Reach underserved audiences
- Support our mission and growth
Sponsorships provide crucial funding which allows the museum to continue to offer unparalleled experiences to thousands of visitors annually!
MCM & MCM-Meridian’s educational programs and special events complement our exhibits and offer hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences for all our guests. MCM & MCM-Meridian’s educational initiatives focus on the cultural arts; literacy; health and nutrition; science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM); and Mississippi heritage.
MCM & MCM-Meridian continues to grow and evolve as a signature attraction in Mississippi and serves as a cultural and educational resource for the entire state. To continue this success, it is critical to invest in renewing and expanding our place-based experiences through the enhancement of permanent exhibits, hosting traveling exhibitions, and maintaining a high-performance standard for all features within the museum.
MCM & MCM-Meridian is committed to serving children, families, and educators throughout Mississippi. To have a meaningful impact, this requires reaching outside of the physical walls of our museums in Jackson and Meridian. MCM & MCM-Meridian continues to work toward developing and implementing outreach programming, traveling exhibits, and pop-up experiences to take to other parts of the state.
Attending a fundraising event is a wonderful way to get involved with MCM & MCM-Meridian, support a worthwhile cause, and have fun all at the same time! Annual fundraisers are planned and hosted by MCM Partners & MCM-Meridian Partners.
Inspire a Child Annual Fund:
The Inspire a Child Annual Fund provides critical funding for museum operations including ongoing exhibit and program needs. Currently, admission sales only account for about 29% of the museum’s overall operating budget. The museum’s operating costs, which stand at approximately $23 per person, far exceed the amount charged for admission for visitors ($10) and students on field trips ($5). It is a priority for MCM and MCM-M to keep the cost of admission low because we firmly believe this investment is vital in reaching children from all backgrounds and encouraging them to discover and achieve their potential. Our museums rely on the generosity of donors to be able to provide the most unparalleled experiences imaginable!
The forget-me-not flower is often given as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love. The Junior League of Jackson (JLJ) established the Forget-Me-Not Fund, a building reserve fund, to ensure that the Mississippi Children’s Museum will endure as an educational and inspirational resource for generations of children to come. The Forget-Me-Not Fund enables MCM to maintain our treasured exhibits now and into the future and continue in our mission of encouraging children to learn through play.