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Mississippi Children’s Museum Reopening to Visitors

Mississippi Children’s Museum Reopening to Visitors

Here is a special message from the Mississippi Children’s Museum. We are so glad to share the good news of the museum’s reopening next week!

Dear Friends of MCM,  

We miss you and we have heard from many, many of you that your children miss the museum! We know for children this disruption in their regular schedules and not being allowed to visit places they love has been stressful. We appreciate not only your patience, but also your support as we establish our reopening plans.  

We are excited to share that we will be opening to the public on Tuesday, June 23 at 9:00 am with timed visits and a limited capacity.  Guests will be able to buy tickets for a timed session here on our website. Between sessions, the museum will close for 30 minutes for complete disinfection of exhibit galleries and public spaces. 

What will MCM do to safely welcome visitors? 

  • Limit occupancy 
  • Offer timed tickets 
  • Expand cleaning protocols 
  • Mask and wellness requirements for museum staff 
  • Increase sanitation stations 
  • Offer additional outdoor programming 

What can you do to help? 

  • Stay home if you feel sick 
  • Maintain six feet of distance between groups 
  • Let us check your temperature 
  • Wash your hands regularly 
  • Masks are strongly encouraged as age appropriate 

We are also asking friends of MCM to consider making a donation to our Inspiring Hope campaign to help offset the increased costs of reopening.  Even a small gift allows us to purchase the increased supplies and support the staff necessary for a Safe, Clean, Fun! reopening! 

We look forward to welcoming you to MCM! 

Gratefully,
Susan Garrard 

 

 A few items you may be wondering about: 

Daily Play-
Our new hours are 

Tuesday through Saturday 

9:00 to 11:30 

12:00 to 2:30 

3:00 to 5:30 

Sunday 

1:00 to 3:00 

3:30 to 5:30 

Reserve your time slot now! We are making it easy to plan your family fun.

Timed Tickets – Frequently Asked Questions 

  • Why are there reserved time slots? 

The CDC recommends limiting the number of people in the building at one time and this also gives us time for cleaning. 

  • What if I am late? 

No worries, you can still come in for your selected time slot. 

  • What if we are going to miss our time slot? 

Just give us a call at 601-981-5469 to reschedule or you can reschedule online. 

  • What if I would like more time in the museum? 

No problem, you can purchase two blocks of time. During scheduled cleaning time between slots, our guests may wait in the atrium or can visit the Splash Pad and other activities on the C-Spire Plaza. 

  • I am an MCM member, do I still need to make a reservation? 

Yes, MCM Members still get in free, but do need to make a reservation. 

  • What if I am not a member? 

Admission is $10.00 per person. There is no charge for children under 12 months. 

  • Will the Red Rocket Cafe be open? 

Yes, the Red Rocket Café will be open! Please preview the menu here.

  • Will the Splash Pad will be open? 

Yes, the Splash Pad on the C-Spire Plaza will be open during business hours. Using the Splash Pad is free and we encourage you to follow the posted Splash Pad rules. 

  • Can I visit MCM without a reservation? 

 Yes.  However, we encourage you to purchase a ticket beforehand in case we reach our capacity before you arrive. 

Memberships
For every day that we were closed, we added a day to extend your membership! Not a member? This is a great time to purchase a membership.  Members can play every day for an entire year.  The membership pays for itself in just four visits!  Members get 10% off in the Red Rocket Cafe, Louis LeFleur Trading Post, and on facility rentals.   Join here

Field Trips
We are taking field trip reservations on Mondays throughout the summer beginning June 22. This allows us to comply with capacity regulations as your group will be the only ones in the museum! Visit here to learn about our new field trip guidelines/sign up.

Facility Rentals/ Birthday Parties
Please send your booking questions to Cynthia Till at Cynthia@mcm.ms. MCM will comply with all capacity regulations regarding event size. 

Summer Camp
To register your child for summer camps, click here or contact Patti Reiss, Patti@mcm.ms 

Events
All upcoming, large museum events are in the process of being rescheduled. More info to come! 

Louis LeFleur’s Trading Post
The Louis LeFleur’s Trading Post is open! Museum admission is not required to shop. Curbside pick-up is also available. Call us at 601-981-5469 or email patti@mcm.ms for toy suggestions, pricing, and pick-up times! 

MCM at Home
Can’t come to the museum? We will continue to create content for #MCMatHome. You’ll find all sorts of fun activities to do with your children, experiments to try at home, coloring sheets and more here. You can also keep in touch with us through our social media. We’ve been posting #MCMatHome content and behind the scenes action at the museum.

Facebook: @MississippiChildrensMuseum and @mcmmeridian
Instagram: @mschildsmuseum and @mcmmeridian
Twitter: @MSChildsMuseum and @mcmmeridian 

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