Mississippi Children's Museum

Annual Events

Storytelling Festival


Sponsored, in part, by the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Storytelling Festival celebrates MCM’s Literacy Initiative by hosting performing artists and other special guests at the museum for a day of interactive reading, creative storytelling, and musical performances which bring the art of story to life.

Ignite the Night


Re-live your childhood while having fun supporting MCM through our signature, adults-only fundraising event—a festive evening of food, entertainment, and live music. Hosted by the MCM Partners, each year’s event re-imagines the museum with a creative twist that ensures a night to remember.

Dr. Seuss' Silly Birthday Celebration


Visit MCM for a Horton-hearing, Lorax-loving, and green-eggs-and-ham eating grand time! Join Thing 1 and Thing 2 for the fun things they do to celebrate the beloved children’s author during the Dr. Seuss Silly Birthday Celebration.



Every March, MCM welcomes the John C. Stennis Space Center from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, area robotics teams, and the Mississippi Mandalorians to the museum for NASA Day. Join us for a day of science fact, science fiction, and science fun!

Discovery U Day


Discover a world of biomedical science with students from the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), Discovery U! Bring your junior scientists, doctors and nurses to MCM to explore the functions of the body with real medical equipment! Learn about DNA webs, nerve signals and even how to settle an up-set tummy.

Lights! Camera! Imagination!


Do your children like to sing, dance, tell jokes or do magic tricks? Then bring them to the Mississippi Children's Museum and let their talents shine during our Lights! Camera! Imagination! auditions. Winners will have the opportunity to be featured in MCM radio, TV, print advertisements, and more.

Neon Night


Enjoy a sizzlin’ summer night with live music, drinks and food as the venue is set aglow during MCM’s signature summer fundraising event. Hosted by MCM Partners, this evening is exclusively for the young professionals in the metro Jackson area to benefit MCM’s endeavors to promote literacy and programs.

Discovery Night


Discovery Night is MCM Partners’ signature family fundraising event. This special evening celebrates children’s literature and delves into the fascinating world of STEM.

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Park After Dark


MCM partners with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to host Park after Dark. Create creepy-crawly arts and crafts or trick-or-treat through the museums. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes to this spook-tacular event!

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Noon Year's Eve


Fill the rocket with New Year’s wishes and watch it blast off during the countdown at noon! Noon Year’s Eve is the grand finale of MCM’s Holiday Spectacular that ignites the imagination and inspires the New Year ahead.