Mississippi Science Fest

Event by: LeFleur Museum District
Where: LeFleur Museum District


Saturday, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
Mississippi Science Fest

One ticket, four museums, one great day for science!
On Saturday, September 21st, experts from science-based industries across the state will lead hands-on experiences for children and families at the Lefleur Museum District (LMD). Each museum in the LMD (The Mississippi Agricultural Museum, the Mississippi Children’s Museum, MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame) will showcase a range of career opportunities while sparking participants’ curiosity, excitement, and interest.
*Museum Memberships are not applicable on this date. Event admission grants entry to all four LMD museums.*
A FREE shuttle bus will be available during the event.
Food vendors will be at each site.
To learn more so you can plan your visit to the Mississippi Science Fest, go to the website listed below.

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Park After Dark

Event by: Mississippi Childrens Museum & Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Where: Mississippi Childrens Museum & Mississippi Museum of Natural Science


Friday, October 25, 2019 5:30pm-8:30pm
PARK AFTER DARK

Enjoy spooky science and family fun at the Park after Dark event. The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) has partnered with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (MMNS) to co-host the Park after Dark event. Create creepy crawly crafts, go trick-or-treating through both museums, and enjoy the evening’s activities while wearing your costumes at this spook-tacular event. One night, one ticket, two museums! MCM, MMNS and LeFleur’s Bluff State Park seek to provide families with a safe and fun environment to celebrate fall festivities. Ticket pre-sales will be available at in early October at the website shown below.

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Soccer Shots Classes for Children Ages 2 – 6 Years Old

Event by: Soccer Shots Jackson Metro
Where: Laurel Park


Soccer Shots will offer soccer classes for children ages 2 – 6 years old at Laurel Park on Mondays beginning August 19th at 5:15 pm.

Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. We positively impact children’s lives on and off the field through our best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum.

This will be an 8 week class. The cost for the class is $135 + $25 registration fee. We do offer an option of 3 payments of $35.

Enroll today at Jackson.soccershots.com.

Questions about the class can be sent to either derek@soccershots.org or Karli@soccershots.org.

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MOMS Fall Bible Study

Event by: First Presbyterian Church, Jackson
Where: First Presbyterian Church, 1390 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39202


A Life Worthy of the Gospel – A Study of Philippians
Ladies, we hope you’ll join us on Wednesdays in Patterson Hall from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. beginning September 4th. The format is small groups followed by a large group lecture led by Jane Wiggins. MOMS is a weekly Bible study for expectant moms, those who hope to become moms, and those whose youngest child is in the sixth grade or below. A nursery is available, but space is limited. Registration begins August 1st. Please contact Joanna McNeel at 601-807-1596.

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Chess Tournament

Event by: Mississippi Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202


Chess Tournament
Saturday, September 28
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join MCM for our annual Beginner Chess Tournament for Kindergarten-8th grade. Email Assistant Director of Programs, Zachary Looney, at programs@mcm.ms for registration questions.

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Discovery Night: Experiment with Us!

Event by: Mississippi Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202


Discovery Night: Experiment with Us!
Saturday, September 21
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Discovery Night is the Mississippi Children’s Museum’s signature family fundraising event hosted by MCM Partners. Held to coincide with the Mississippi Science Festival, this special evening celebrates children’s literature and delves into the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Children are naturally curious and love to discover formulas and use their imagination to invent. This year’s Discovery Night committee selected this theme to encourage children to expand their horizons through experimentation! We will have fantastic food and drinks, along with fun musical entertainment, special activities and a raffle.

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Mississippi Science Fest

Event by: Mississippi Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202


Mississippi Science Fest
Saturday, September 21

The LeFleur Museum District (LMD) invites you to attend a special STEM-themed festival, Mississippi Science Fest (MSF)! On Saturday, September 21, all four museums will host a day dedicated to promoting STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and increasing science literacy. Children and families will have the opportunity to interact with nationally renowned, STEAM professionals, engage in hands-on activities, and explore exciting experiments and exhibits.

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Field Trip Friday

Event by: Mississippi Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202


MSF Field Trip Friday
Friday, September 20

In partnership with the Mississippi Science Festival, MCM invites you to attend a special STEAM-themed Field Trip Friday! On Friday, September 20, MCM will host a day dedicated to promoting STEAM subjects and increasing science literacy for our field trip guests. On this special day, your students will be some of the select few who have the opportunity to spend their field trip time interacting with nationally renowned STEAM professionals and engaging in unique, hands on activities that align and connect directly to the science and math content taught in your classroom.

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529 Day

Event by: Mississippi Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202


529 Day
Saturday, September 7
10:00 am-2:00 pm

MCM and College Savings Mississippi team up for the annual 529 Day at the museum. College Savings Mississippi, a division of the Office of the State Treasurer, will teach families the importance of saving for college early and provide parents with information about Mississippi’s two 529 college savings programs, Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) and Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT). Guests can enter to win one of two $529 MACS Scholarships which will be given away at the museum! This program is included with general admission or museum membership.

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Community Helper’s Day with Daniel Tiger

Event by: Mississippi Children’s Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard Jackson, MS 39202

Starts: September 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Ends: September 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm


Community Helpers Day is all about celebrating our community of service men and women and learning about the incredible work they do to make us healthy, safe, and happy! Local police, firefighters, doctors, nurses, postal workers, and others will join us at the museum to teach about what they do. There will be many activities, such as: writing thank you letters to our community helpers, climbing in a fire truck, and programs throughout the day centered around being a good neighbor! Daniel Tiger will make a special appearance at MCM for this day!

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