JACKSON, Miss. – In 2016, with support and assistance from The Franklin Institute, the Mississippi Children’s Museum piloted the first MS Science Fest. They hosted 23 exhibitors from across the state and saw over 600 visitors to the one-day event. In 2017, working together, the four museums of the LeFleur Museum District (LMD) hosted nearly 100 businesses and agencies and had over 3,300 visitors. Reflecting on the success of the past two years, MCM President & CEO, Susan Garrard saw the evident desire from the community for this event, noting, “STEM jobs are the future of Mississippi. The Mississippi Science Fest is a great way to expose children to educational concepts in an exciting and engaging way, as well as provide them examples of STEM-centered career paths they may have not had the opportunity to ever consider.”
This year the festival, set for September 22, has been significantly expanded to include events throughout the LMD, which includes the Mississippi Children’s Museum, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Admission is $10 for all four museums. For more information about the 2018 MS Science Fest, contact Susan Branson, Director of External Affairs, Mississippi Children’s Museum at SBranson@mississippichildrensmuseum.com.