Mississippi Children's Museum

Wonder of Wellness

Welcome to the Wonder of Wellness!

We are so honored to share this project with you and our hope is that once you complete the program, you and your family will take the information and apply it to your lives.  The Mississippi Children’s Museum lead this community collaboration project with multiple businesses and organizations from around the state to ensure Mississippi’s children are mentally and physically healthy.  The long-term goal of this project is to increase the knowledge of Mississippi’s children and caregivers about child health issues, including physical activity, healthy eating, and social/emotional wellness, resulting in increased health outcomes for children and their families.  

While participating in this program you can view videos below that inform of the importance of keeping your heart and lungs healthy, tips on making healthy food choices, ways to keep your minds healthy and strong, and why sleep is so important.  You will learn why all these healthy practices are important for healthy brain development.  We will also provide you with activities you can do with your family and many of the resources/supplies you will need to complete them.  

This project is made possible through a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) as part of their Community Catalyst initiative.  This initiative is designed to encourage museums and libraries to act as centers of learning and catalysts of community change, while connecting people with programs, services, collections, information, and new ideas in the arts, sciences, and humanities.


Thank you to our partners:  

  • Baptist Health Systems 
  • Be Undefeated Therapeutic Solutions, LLC 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi 
  • Center for the Advancement of Youth, University of Mississippi Medical Center 
  • Jackson Public School District 
  • Jackson State School of Public Health 
  • Methodist Children’s Home 
  • Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine 
  • MS Department of Health 
  • MS Department of Human Services 
  • Molina Healthcare 
  • Parents for Public Schools 
  • Partnership for a Healthy MS 
  • Sow Reap Feed 
  • Stewpot Community Services 


We hope you enjoy the Wonder of Wellness 


Each week we will feature Wonder of Wellness videos that teach you healthy practices you and your family can incorporate into your daily lives such as physical activity, healthy eating, and social/emotional wellness, resulting in increased health outcomes for children and their families. 

Week 1: Welcome to the Wonder of Wellness

Week 2: Reject All Tobacco

Week 3: Just Have A Ball

Other Wonder Of Wellness Activities and Videos:

Story time: Dylan the Smoky Dragon