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“The best destination for children of all ages, including the young at heart.”

Mississippi Children's Museum
Ranked #2 of 53 things to do in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Mississippi Children's Museum is your Destination for Imagination. MCM wants to ignite the spark of creativity that is inside each and everyone of us and awaken a lifelong passion for learning, exploration and discovery. Visit the Mississippi Children's Museum and get inspired! Open Tuesday through Saturday 9a-5p and Sunday 1p-6p. Admission is $10 per person; children under the age of 1 year are free.
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“The best destination for children of all ages, including the young at heart.”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

We visited this museum on the day after Thanksgiving. What a wonderful place! We are from Chicago and compared to the others, this place is a real gem. It is a must visit destination for families. Excellent value, by far the best staff, and best of made with all visitors in mind.

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S. MS
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“Overpriced and broken”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

We had heard great things about the Museum, and we decided to take our 5 year old. When we arrived, we learned that it cost $8 per person even for our 13 month old. I almost decided to leave right then, but since we had heard such great things and had driven 2 hours, we decided to go ahead and pay the $32. My oldest child really enjoyed most of the museum, but I was sorely disappointed that over 20 of the interactive exhibits were broken. I know that things were out and need repair from time to time, but I was appalled at the things that did not work. For the price that they charge, they should get someone in there to fix those things. I was also disappointed in the staff who floated in the various sections of the museum. Most did not seem excited to be there or interested in explaining things or concerned that things did not work. They really just seemed to be marking time for a pay check. There was one exception, and I don't remember his name, but he was obviously learned in the area in which he worked. I would fire the rest and look for more like him. It would be a great museum if everything worked and the staff were more interactive. However, for the money it was not worth the trip. We have no plans to return.

Visited June 2012
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MCMMarketing, Manager at Mississippi Children's Museum, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
While we were very gratified that your oldest child really enjoyed the museum, we are disappointed that the museum did not meet your expectations. We take the care and maintenance of our exhibits and our customer service very seriously.

The museum team oversees and performs exhibit maintenance daily and, with 71 custom exhibit experiences, we hold ourselves to a very high standard of 95% operational on all exhibits. During the month of June 2012, only two exhibits had malfunctions that needed repair that made them unavailable for use by our visitors and each was repaired within our seven day standard. We would like to review more information about your experience so that we might understand what those exhibit elements were that were not working to your satisfaction.

Our museum is award winning and recognized for its excellence. Anything less is not acceptable to our team. We would love to gain more insight into your particular concerns. We look forward to receiving your feedback at info@mississippichildrensmuseum.com. Thank you for visiting the Mississippi Children's Museum.
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“very good even for tired kids”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

we could have easily spent several hours there but the kids got hungry after about three hours so we had to leave. they give you a wrist band so you might be able to come back if you leave (on the same day) but we didnt try that out. The grounds outside were very inviting, would have been nice for a picnic and there is a big play area for children outside too.
All in all, well worth the admission. just make sure that you have the time and strength to make good use of it.

Visited October 2012
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Daphne, AL
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“Unexpected Find!”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

We were surprised at what a great museum this is. It satisfied all my children ages 3 to 8. There is something for all, from water play to art to science and everything in between! If you ever find yourself in Jackson with children under the age of 10 don't miss this place! As another reviewer stated this is a big city quality museum.

Visited July 2012
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Jackson, Mississippi
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“Awesome!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

One of the best things added to Jackson in a long time!! Great activity for kids and parents enjoy, too.

Visited May 2012
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