Mississippi Children’s Museum

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The Mississippi Children’s Museum features numerous ways to make learning fun for kids, with installations such as the Gertrude C. Ford Literacy Garden that opened in 2017, which features literary-inspired sculptures, native plants and an edible garden where children can also listen to stories.

MCM also regularly hosts traveling attractions, including the “Very Eric Carle” exhibit that ended in January. The next visiting attraction is “Daniel Tigers Neighborhood, a Grr-ific Exhibit.” The exhibit begins in May and is based around a PBS program starring Daniel Tiger, son of the Daniel Striped Tiger character from “Mister Rogers Neighbourhood.”

On Feb. 9, MCM will host its “Ignite the Night” fundraiser, where adults get to enjoy a night of music, dancing and drinks at the museum. This year’s theme is “Hampton’s Holiday,” where guests can dress in “preppy summer chic” and eat Long Island-style food, play lawn games and bid in a silent auction. —Dustin Cardon

WINNER: Best Museum

Address: 2145 Highland Drive, Jackson, MS 39202

Phone number: 601-981-5469

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