Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mississippi Children's Museum

I finally had the occasion to take little man to the Mississippi Children's Museum last weekend. What a hoot!! He absolutely loved the place, and I had so much fun with him while we were there!

He loved it all, but particular favorites included the interactive digestive tract (He had to go through that THREE times!) and the little kitchen (complete with TONS of plastic food). We also spent a significant amount of time scanning food at the farmer's market, dancing to country music over by the jukebox (He was dressed up in a cowboy hat and bandanna kerchief! So precious!), and racing the boats we made over by the water exhibits. I purchased a family membership on the spot, and the kind I bought ($85 per year, and worth every penny) allows you to list THREE adults on the membership. (Pawpaw can take him there, too! Yay!)

If you go on a Saturday, be sure to get there EARLY. We arrived at 9:30 a.m. (They open at 9.), and we parked right near the door. By the time we left at 11:45 a.m., cars were parked all the way down the lane to Frontage Road. And even though it was starting to get a little crowded at that time, the inside of the facility is so expansive (three floors, tons of interactive exhibits) that you hardly notice crowds until the place is really and truly packed.

If you haven't been yet, and if you have kids, you really should go. I promise that you will absolutely love it. What a wonderful treasure, and a long-needed addition to the cultural landscape in Jackson.

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