MERIDIAN, Miss. – The planned Mississippi Children’s Museum-Meridian (MCM-M) will be located at 403 22nd Avenue, the current location of an old Sears department store.
With a grant for $3 million in May of 2016, MCM-M became a signature project of the Phil Hardin Foundation. Executive Director, Lloyd Gray, reflected on their early commitment saying, “The Phil Hardin Foundation recognized early-on that this project will have a tremendously positive impact for children across the socioeconomic spectrum in our community and region. We need to do all we can to stimulate and enhance learning for all children, but especially for those who otherwise wouldn’t have access to the type of enrichment experiences the Children’s Museum will provide. This investment is at the heart of the Hardin Foundation’s educational mission and purpose.”
MCM-M has contracted with Wier Boerner Allin, a Mississippi architectural firm, to design the new museum. According to Meridian Mayor Percy Bland, “The City of Meridian is thrilled to work with the Mississippi Children’s Museum on a project that will not only expand opportunities for Meridian’s youth, but also provide an opportunity for cultural and economic growth in our city.”
The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides unparalleled experiences that ignite a thirst for discovery, knowledge, and learning in all children. MCM is dedicated to inspiring Mississippi’s children from all backgrounds to discover and achieve their potential.
More information regarding the MCM-M project can be found at www.mschildrensmuseum.org/meridian