We’ve got a story for you – and so does the Mississippi Children’s Museum! MCM’s first traveling exhibit, Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites™, opens tomorrow. Families can watch books come alive as they discover Storyland’s engaging environments. The exhibit features famous characters and iconic scenes taken right out of the pages of seven celebrated children’s books: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Snowy Day, Abuela, Tuesday, and Where’s Spot? Storyland encourages families to discover that it is never too early to develop a love of reading through the realistic environments pulled from each of the seven books.
Alicen Blanchard, MCM Director of Education says, “Storyland is truly early literacy in action. Whether sneaking under Mr. McGregor’s picket fence, building a snowman, playing on a giant coconut tree, or mixing up an enormous batch of cookies, children and parents will delight in seeing their favorite characters and settings come to life at MCM this summer.” Storyland’s grand opening will be tomorrow beginning at 10:00 a.m. MCM Members will have the opportunity to view the exhibit from 8am until 10am.
MCM’s mission to provide unique and exciting educational experiences is accomplished through hands-on and engaging exhibits and programs focusing on literacy, the arts, science, health and nutrition. Storyland will provide museum guests with an early-literacy focused educational experience unlike any other. The traveling exhibit is free with paid admission to the museum.
The Mississippi Children’s Museum is located at LeFleur’s Bluff Park, just across the way from St. Dominic’s Hospital in Fondren.