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Mississippi Children’s Museum

The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) offers an engaging and playful atmosphere to make your event unforgettable. Each unique space has a colorful ambiance that is multifunctional to suit every event, from business meetings to evening gala affairs.

ENTIRE MUSEUM: The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) offers an engaging and playful atmosphere to make your event unforgettable. Each unique space has a colorful ambiance that is multifunctional to suit every event, from business meetings to evening gala affairs.

MUSEUM ATRIUM: The atrium provides a bright, playful backdrop for civic organizations and social events. The atrium is a fun and unique space to dance the night away. Be inspired when you see the view of our Mississippi map top, highlighting our great state.

GERTRUDE C. FORD EXHIBITION HALL: Our traveling exhibit space offers an airy, colorful ambiance for your next seated dinner, team building event, or luncheon club. Available during operating hours as well as after hours.

EDUCATION CENTER: Our Education Center, formerly the LeFleur’s Bluff Clubhouse, is a truly multifunctional event space. A perfect space for you to host a family reunion and celebrate a birthday. Included in the rental is a fully functional kitchen, a deck with seating, and access to LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. Available during operating hours as well as after hours.

Multiple spaces may be combined to create the perfect space to fit your needs. (Please note: The entire museum and atrium space are not available during regular business hours).

Contact Pam Graham at 601.709.8972 to see if your date is available.

COFO Civil Rights Education Center

Established in 1961, the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) unified the efforts of civil rights organizations in Mississippi, including SNCC, CORE, SCLC, the NAACP and other groups. Focused on voter registration and education, COFO organized the 1963 Freedom Vote, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the 1964 Freedom Summer project. Reopened by JSU in 2011, the Center challenges and empowers visitors, cultivates young minds and develops future leaders.

Arts Center of Mississippi

The Arts Center of Mississippi is a non-profit organization for the advancement of the arts in the Jackson area dedicated to inte- grating the arts into community life through collaborations, out- reach programs, exhibitions, cultural events and educational oppor- tunites. The center is home to several arts organizations and exhibits that are open to the public.