Museum Updates MS Project Playground

MS Project Playground

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This series will highlight the playground’s key features, include exclusive sneak peeks, introduce you to a few faces behind the scenes, and much more.


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ABOUT THE LEFLEUR’S BLUFF COMPLEX

The playground will be located on the shared campus of the Mississippi Children’s Museum and Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks Foundation’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation is the signature sponsor of this project.

The LeFleur’s Bluff Education and Tourism Complex, a partnership between the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ (MDWFP) Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (MMNS) and the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM), has begun construction on a new state-of-the-art playground, which is expected to open to the public in early Fall.

The multi-purpose complex will be used for recreational and educational activities through a playground, outdoor pavilion, and museum walking trail. A grand opening date has yet to be announced for the playground, but is expected to open in early fall 2021, while the full project is anticipated to be completed by spring 2022.

The 21st century playground will feature 80 play activities, 73 of these features will be inclusive to children with accessibility needs, and will be separated into different play areas based on age, for children ages 6 months to 12 years old. The playground will feature a unique play structure for ages 6-23 months, the Wedra, which is the first play structure in the world with this design. Another feature is the Hedra® Tower, which is designed for children ages 5-12 and is the fifth play structure in the country with this design.

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