Mississippi Children's Museum

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you open on Mondays?

Our hours of operation are Tuesday thru Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sundays 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. We are open for “Magic Mondays” when there is a school holiday or during the summer.

I bought a membership and have not received my Membership card. What do I do?

Membership card(s) can be picked up at our front desk. When you come in for your first visit, we will print your membership card(s) for you. Membership cards are not automatically mailed because in many instances memberships are gifted to others as a surprise. If you, the purchaser, wish for us to mail card(s), please inform the front desk and provide a mailing address.

Can my babysitter bring my children if she is not on our membership?

A babysitter may bring your child if they are at least 18 years of age. If they are not listed on your membership form, they will have to pay admission fee of $10.00.

When does the Splash Pad open for the season? Is it open every day?

Our Splash pad opens the Saturday before Memorial Day and closes on Labor Day. The Splash Pad is open every day MCM is open.

How much is it for admission or membership?

The admission is $10.00 for everyone, ages 1 and up. We also have family memberships which allow unlimited visits for a year. Memberships range in price from $85 for a family of 3 to $205 for a family of nine. Individual family members must be named on the membership application. An additional benefit for MCM members; Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) Reciprocal Benefits provide discounted admission for up to 6 individuals at more than 200 children’s museums nationwide. For a complete list of members of the ACM Reciprocal Network, please visit childrensmuseums.org.

Can we bring in our own food?

No, but you are welcome to eat at our Red Rocket Café which has delicious menu options! Guests are welcome to have a picnic with their own food in the park next to our museum.

How do I know if a date is available for a Birthday Party?

Our calendar is posted with all dates available for parties on our website. You can view more information about birthday parties at https://mschildrensmuseum.org/visit/birthdays/

Do you have a space available for facility rental?

Yes, we do have facilities that are available to rent for parties, family reunions, baby showers, wedding receptions, etc. You may contact our Facility Rental Coordinator, Cynthia Till, at Cynthia@mcm.ms or by calling 601.709.8972.

How do I get there? I can’t find you on my GPS.

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 1495 Museum Boulevard. We are next door to the MS Museum of Natural Science.