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Field Trips

Field Trips

Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian (MCM-Meridian) will begin accepting field trip reservations in the Fall of 2021!

A field trip to MCM-Meridian is a wonderful way to make hands-on connections to classroom concepts. We strive to provide valuable and unique educational experiences that promote inquiry-based learning through our exhibit galleries and programs.

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Group visits available on weekdays only

Standard group visits two hours in length

from $5.00 per student

Available time slots (weekdays only):

  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please contacts us at meridian@mcm.ms with any questions.

Field Trips at MCM

Field Trip Options

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Museum
Exploration


Ages: All

Time: All Year

Students: Up to 250

Cost: $5.00 per person

2-hour visit that includes exploration of all 5 exhibit galleries

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Gallery
Scavenger Hunt


Ages: 2nd-6th grade

Time: All Year

Students: Up to 250

Cost: $5.00 per person

2-hour visit that includes exploration of all 5 exhibit galleries and 1 scavenger hunt

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Instructional
Program


Ages: Varies

Time: School Year Only

Students: Up to 250

Cost: Starting at $8.00 per person

2-hour visit that includes exploration of all 5 exhibit galleries and a museum program of your choice. View Options »

Here’s what you need to know before booking:

  1. You must have a group of at least 15 children 
  2. We require a 1:5 ratio of adults to children. One adult for every five children will receive free admission. Additional adults beyond the 1:5 ratio are eligible for the $5.00 group rate if their payment is made with the group.
  3. We are accommodating to all! If someone in your group has special needs, please contact the museum in advance of your visit with any special requests to help facilitate your visit.
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Questions? Check out our FAQ!

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Our group rate is $5.00 per person for a group with 15 or more children. Both children and adults are eligible for the group rate by paying with the group. One chaperone for every five children will receive free admission. Group lunches, educational programs, gift bags, and other items are offered for an additional cost if desired.

To help ensure the date and time you prefer is available, we recommend booking your visit at least two weeks in advance.

Unfortunately, we do not offer our group rate on weekends. We would still love for your group to visit us! If your group plans a weekend visit, please contact us before your visit to help us best prepare. Upon arrival, check-in at the front desk with the number of $10 general admissions you would like to purchase. One advantage to a full price weekend visit – you can stay and play all day!

We are always happy to have visitors to the museum; however, we cannot guarantee the group rate without advanced reservations.

We require one adult for every five children (1:5) in your group because of the interactive nature of the museum. These required chaperones will receive free admission to the museum during your field trip. We welcome additional chaperones who may also receive the $5.00 group rate if their payment is made with the group.

Because of the special nature of field trip visits, students with your group must pay the $5.00 group rate for admission. Chaperones, additional adults, and siblings of your students may check-in using their memberships at the front desk before joining the group for orientation.

We offer three types of field trip visits at the Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian:

  • Museum Exploration – two-hour visit includes exploration of all five galleries.
  • Scavenger Hunt – two-hour visit includes exploration of all five galleries and ONE hunt.
  • Instructional Classroom Program –two-hour visit includes exploration of all five galleries and selected programs.

At Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian, guests freely visit our hands-on, inquiry-based galleries. With our required ratio of one adult for every five students, your students will visit our galleries during your two-hour visit at their own pace, as long as they are with their assigned chaperone.

Checks, cash, and all major credit cards are accepted as payment for field trips. We do not accept purchase orders; however, our finance department is happy to issue an invoice in advance to help with the payment process for your school. Payments for field trips must be made in one transaction.

We do not charge tax on our admissions because we offer field trips as an educational service to your students. If you order lunches or gift bags through the museum, we must have your Mississippi Sales Tax Exemption letter on file for you to receive them without tax. Out-of-state sales tax exemption letters do not apply.

Call 601-512-0278 if you have additional questions about booking a field trip.