Story Time on the Side Porch

Event by: Eudora Welty House and Garden
Where: 1119 Pinehurst St, Jackson, MS 39202


Join us on the side porch of the Welty House for fun summertime stories starting at 3 p.m. every Thursday in June!

We will have a different theme each week, and Lemuria will be here selling books. There will also be games, activities, and crafts, so bring a friend, and we'll see you on the porch!

Thursday, June 6 – Camping
Thursday, June 13 – Writing
Thursday, June 20 – Gardening
Thursday, June 27 – Fun in the Sun (bring your swimsuit and a towel!)

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SUMMER WORKSHOPS FOR EDUCATORS

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


July 22-26 9:00am-3:00pm each day

The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science offers internationally recognized environmental education workshops for teachers, scout leaders, & homeschool parents.
Each day is a different workshop with CEU credits available.
Visit the website below to learn more, and to register.

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Lights, Camera, Imagination! Auditions at MCM

Event by: MS Children's Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard, Jackson, MS


Saturday, July 20
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Be the face or the voice of MCM! Lights, Camera, Imagination! is MCM’s annual talent search for children to represent the museum in local and regional advertising. Children ages 1-10 years old are eligible to participate. Registration is $15 per auditioning child, open to all MCM Member families.

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Communications and Emotions Day with Daniel Tiger

Event by: MS Children's Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard, Jackson, MS


Saturday, July 20
10:00am – 2:00pm
At Communications and Emotions Day, your children will learn skills that can help them understand their feelings and those of their neighbors from a handful of community experts! Daniel Tiger will make a special appearance at MCM for this day!
• Upside Down Therapy’s Emily Suggs will demonstrate interactive play therapy that teaches children how to communicate their feelings and process them.
• An amazing group of local high school students called the Community Problem Solvers will also join us to facilitate fun activities that promote positive, kind communication amongst children in an effort to decrease bullying.
• And last but definitely not least, Genevieve C. Garrett, LCSW, MPH, CHES Social Worker III with UMMC’s the Center for the Advancement of Youth (CAY) will join us to talk with children and parents about positive communication and much more!

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Neon Night

Event by: MS Children's Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard, Jackson, MS


Starts: July 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Ends: July 14, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Get your tickets and gather your friends for MCM’s summer fundraising event, Neon Night! Young adults are invited to enjoy favorite local food truck favorites, signature drinks, and live music. Connect at the perfect summer social to support MCM’s initiatives and explore the museum. Tickets available at mschildrensmuseum.org. Attendees must be ages 21 and over.

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Magic Mondays at MCM

Event by: MS Children's Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard, Jackson, MS


July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Start your week with fun!
MCM will be open on Mondays from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for extra hours of inspiration! Magic Mondays also include a special Food Lab program at 3:30 pm. General admission applies or use your museum membership for each visit!

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Visiting Artist: Elaine Maisel

Event by: MS Children's Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard, Jackson, MS


Saturday, June 15 & 29
11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Join us for MCM’s Visiting Artist, Elaine Maisel on Saturdays, June 15 and 29 with workshops at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm for an afternoon of fun! This program is included in general admission, museum membership and supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, with funding, in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. All activities are included in general admission and museum membership.

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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit – Visiting Exhibit

Event by: MS Children's Museum
Where: 2145 Museum Boulevard, Jackson, MS


Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, September 8
MCM is proud to present our summer traveling exhibit “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit,” where families are invited to spend time singing, playing and exploring the world of beloved PBS KIDS character Daniel Tiger. Through immersive experiences, visitors young and old collaborate to solve problems, use their imaginations to transform their surroundings and play along with Daniel’s singable strategies as they learn life’s little lessons. Children are invited to engage in activities that Daniel and his friends love, such as role playing, dress-up, and music making. The exhibit focuses on core social and emotional skills that all children are learning, helping young children prepare for experiences and places they will soon encounter. All activities are included in general admission and museum membership.
This exhibit is sponsored by Trustmark, Atmos Energy, The Barksdale Reading Institute, and Selby & Richard McRae Foundation.

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Fun Fridays in June and July

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


EACH FRIDAY IN JUNE AND JULY 10am-12pm.

Looking for something fun to do with your kids this summer? Then join the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science for Fun Fridays. Each Friday will have hands-on stations activity stations, crafts, and demonstrations spread through the museum. Fun Fridays are suitable for families or groups with children aged 4 and up, every Friday morning, 10am-12pm in June and July. $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 3 and up. Under 3 are FREE. Museum members are FREE. To learn more about each Fun Friday, visit our website as we get closer to the event.

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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit

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


Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit – Visiting Exhibit
Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, September 8
MCM is proud to present our summer traveling exhibit “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit,” where families are invited to spend time singing, playing and exploring the world of beloved PBS KIDS character Daniel Tiger. Through immersive experiences, visitors young and old collaborate to solve problems, use their imaginations to transform their surroundings and play along with Daniel’s singable strategies as they learn life’s little lessons. Children are invited to engage in activities that Daniel and his friends love, such as role playing, dress-up, and music making. The exhibit focuses on core social and emotional skills that all children are learning, helping young children prepare for experiences and places they will soon encounter.

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