Mississippi Children's Museum

Mississippi Children's Museum, Jackson: Hours, Address, Mississippi Children's Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Mississippi Children's Museum

Mississippi Children's Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
The Mississippi Children's Museum is your Destination for Imagination. The mission of the Mississippi Children's Museum is to create unparalleled experiences to inspire excellence and a lifelong joy of learning. Visit the Mississippi Children's Museum and get inspired! Open Tuesday through Saturday 9a-Noon, 1-5p and Sunday 1p-6p. Admission is $10 per person; children under the age of 1 year are free.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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RochesterTraveler585
Rochester, NY150 contributions
Surprisingly careerist
Jul 2021
We took the niece and nephew for an afternoon at the MCM last week. It was a fun day and they loved it. Important note: We are from Rochester, home of the National Museum of Play, the largest Children's Museum in the country, so we have seen the top of the top with Children's Museums. That said, MCM is very nice.

The one stand out that was hard to comprehend is that almost every exhibit showed children about a job they might someday have. How to be a doctor, how to be a forester, how to operate a crane, how to farm-raise fish, how to frack (!!!) An even more odd exhibit was how to turn housework into exercise (speed load the dishwasher, do bicep curls with a 5 lb bag of sugar, etc.)

The children were playing, but it all seemed like play with a message. Where was the simply unbridled joy of just playing? I understand that museums are educational, and there were definitely exhibits that touched on history, but the overwhelming vibe was corporate-sponsored careerism. I think that is a shame.
Written July 6, 2021
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Lindsey Howell
1 contribution
Hateful, rude staff.
Mar 2021 • Family
Hateful, ugly staff. Came from Tennessee and my son was yelled at by a woman to not go a step further without paying. We were deciding if we’d like to stay and play and that helped us quickly make our exit.
Museum is much smaller than the one we regularly visit in Chattanooga, but did look like it could have been entertaining. Very upsetting that their staff is so incredibly rude and hateful to young, curious children. A real shame.
Written April 2, 2021
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Chrissy180
2 contributions
Great fun!!
Feb 2020 • Family
My seven year old loved the children's museum!! Will definitely be back. Could havw easily spent the day
Written February 14, 2020
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We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to the Mississippi Children's Museum! Thank you for taking the time to write this review of our museum. We love hearing from guests and strive to be an inspirational, fun place for children and families. We hope you come again soon!!
Written June 16, 2020
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dward
2 contributions
Fun
Feb 2020 • Family
We had a good time. Wish they would change up some it would make it more inviting to revisit more. We would go more often
Written February 11, 2020
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We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to the Mississippi Children's Museum! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We have been working on refreshing our exhibits since being temporarily closed in March, and appreciate your feedback. We are happy to share we are opening a new exhibit to the public next week - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer! We hope you your family will come to experience it this summer!!
Written June 16, 2020
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Megan C
Cascilla, MS73 contributions
A must with young children!
Jan 2019 • Family
This museum is amazing! I cannot day enough about how much we all enjoyed the exhibits. The whole museum is interactive and encourages play and learning. There was an Eric Carle exhibit there when we visited, along with a slide down the huge staircase. They have art rooms, a rock climbing wall, a giant scrabble board, a puppet theatre, a tug boat that children can climb through, water works where you race boats you make, tunnels, construction equipment the kids can use, legos, a car to fuel up and check the tires, renewable energy games, derby races, a rock query, human digestive play area, muscle man, skeleton they can move, and so much more.
Written December 12, 2019
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We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to the Mississippi Children's Museum! Thank you for taking the time to write this thorough review of our interactive exhibits and programs. We love hearing which specific elements made the biggest impressions. We hope you come again soon!!
Written December 13, 2019
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Blkbbygrl
Greenwood, MS8 contributions
Omg
May 2019 • Family
I love this place so much!! You can easily be here for 4hrs and the child is completely engaged. There are so many interactive exhibits and things for the children to do as well as learn
Written November 7, 2019
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Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. We are thrilled to hear you had a great time and hope you come again soon!
Written December 13, 2019
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Becky L
Houston, TX129 contributions
Civil Rights w/Artistic Flare
Jun 2019 • Friends
This beautifully planned museum provides a solid civil rights lesson while capturing the culture and harsh life of the African Americans living in slavery. The design of the exhibits is centered around a lighted ceiling sculpture which is a beautiful tribute to the spirit of the folks honored in this museum. Not only did I learn a great deal from meandering through the exhibits but the Curator, a young man who is very much prepared for the role, personally shared the details beyond the visuals. His passion and knowledge were quite inspiring. This is a must see requiring at least a half day to fully enjoy.
Written November 5, 2019
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Thanks for your review, Becky. We don't have a civil rights exhibit at our museum and wondered if you also visited Jackson's new Civil Rights Museum instead of the Mississippi Children's Museum? Jackson has such a wide offering of fantastic museums! Glad you're taking the time to enjoy them.
Written December 13, 2019
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David C
Brandon, MS7 contributions
Always Fun!
Oct 2019 • Family
I have been taking our kids here for years. They still have a great time, but the museum is the exact same as it was when it opened close to 10 years ago. There are traveling exhibits and special events, but my kids are bored with the same old stuff.
Written October 8, 2019
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Thank you for your review David. We love that you and you family have been visiting the museum for years! We are always working toward expanding our exhibits. The Literacy Garden and Pollinator's Playground are two of our newest exhibits. Journey to the North Pole is our ultimate holiday exhibit that will be open from November 26 - January 5. If you have yet to experience this exhibit, we hope you come back to see the 45 foot Snowflake Slide and we are adding three new elements this year - Reindeer Rink (sock skating rink), an interactive clock tower, and a post office with a sorting station. We are also excited for our next traveling exhibit, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming the summer of 2020. Thank you again for your feedback, we are always striving to provide fun and educational experiences for children.
Written October 10, 2019
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Hannah s
Jackson, MS2 contributions
Best I have ever been to
Aug 2019
The Mississippi Children's Museum has to be the best in the US. All 3 floors plus outside are amazing. The children 9 months to 6 years could stay there for a week and not get bored. It is great for all ages.
Written September 4, 2019
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Thanks so much for your complimentary review Hannah! We are so happy to hear your children were engaged in our exhibits and activities and could spend days with us. We'd love to have you back any time!
Written December 13, 2019
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lcr654
3 contributions
Museum
Jul 2019
Great place to go and visit! Clean environment. Friendly staff. Had a great time. Would recommend to all
Written September 4, 2019
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Thank you for your great review! We strive to be all of these things and it is wonderful to hear we met and exceeded your expectations. Hope you come back to visit again soon!
Written December 13, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mississippi Children's Museum

Mississippi Children's Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM