Dear Friends of MCM,
We sincerely appreciate your generous and sustaining support over the past few months. It has meant the world to us to hear how much you value our institution, our work, and what we are doing in our community. As we navigate the changing realities of the pandemic, we are committed to safely remaining open this summer and wanted to share with you our updated policies and procedures for our members and guests.
Beginning Friday, July 3rd our new policies will include:
We know this has been a stressful and disruptive time in the lives of our children. Our team has worked incredibly hard to ensure children can enjoy and regain some of the fun and educational opportunities that are important parts of their childhood experiences.
Hope to see you at the museum!
What will MCM do to safely welcome visitors?
What can you do to help?
We are also asking friends of MCM to consider making a donation to our Inspiring Hope campaign to help offset the increased costs of reopening. Even a small gift allows us to purchase the increased supplies and support the staff necessary for a Safe, Clean, Fun! reopening!
A few items you may be wondering about:
Our new hours are
Tuesday through Saturday
9:00 to Noon
1:00 to 5:00
1:00 to 6:00
By visiting our museum, you agree to assume all the risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to your child or yourself or illness including COVID-19. You understand that MCM cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not come into contact or become infected with COVID-19. Understanding these risks, you willingly choose to participate in any and all MCM services and activities. You agree to release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the museum and its employees and volunteers.
Reopening- Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, the Red Rocket Café will be open! Please preview the menu here.
Yes, the Splash Pad on the C-Spire Plaza will be open during business hours, if weather is fair. Using the Splash Pad is free and we encourage you to follow the posted Splash Pad rules.
For every day that we were closed, we added a day to extend your membership! Not a member? This is a great time to purchase a membership. Members can play every day for an entire year. The membership pays for itself in just four visits! Members get 10% off in the Red Rocket Cafe, Louis LeFleur Trading Post, and on facility rentals. Join here
We are taking field trip reservations on Mondays throughout the summer. This allows us to comply with capacity regulations. Visit here to learn about our new field trip guidelines/sign up.
Facility Rentals/ Birthday Parties
Please send your booking questions to Cynthia Till at *protected email*. MCM will comply with all capacity regulations regarding event size.
To register your child for summer camps, click here or contact Patti Reiss, *protected email*.
All upcoming, large museum events are in the process of being rescheduled. More info to come!
Neon Night 2020 will be August 28th AND 29th.
Louis LeFleur’s Trading Post
The Louis LeFleur’s Trading Post is open! Museum admission is not required to shop. Curbside pick-up is also available. Call us at 601-981-5469 or email *protected email* for toy suggestions, pricing, and pick-up times!
MCM at Home
Can’t come to the museum? We will continue to create content for #MCMatHome. You’ll find all sorts of fun activities to do with your children, experiments to try at home, coloring sheets and more here. Free virtual, Zoom programs are held weekly and can be found on our events calendar. You can also keep in touch with us through our social media. We’ve been posting #MCMatHome content and behind the scenes action at the museum.
Facebook: @MississippiChildrensMuseum and @mcmmeridian
Instagram: @mschildsmuseum and @mcmmeridian
Twitter: @MSChildsMuseum and @mcmmeridian
Joy, playing, and learning is more essential than ever before! We cannot wait to see you!