Mississippi Children’s Museum’s (MCM) Journey to the North Pole exhibit opens November 23.
Based on cherished holiday traditions, Journey to the North Pole transforms MCM’s Gertrude C. Ford Exhibition Hall into a magical winter wonderland of snowy skies, glittering holiday decorations, and invitations for memorable family holiday experiences.
Just inside the front door, guests will find our enchanting 45-foot Snowflake Slide, cascading over the central staircase, always a favorite for children (and their adults!) 36” or taller to ride down. Also nearby, children will find hundreds of decorations to build a life-size gingerbread house. An exciting return for everyone is the child-favorite Reindeer Rink for sock skating (children must bring socks for this experience).
Drawing inspiration from lessons in navigation and geography, along with traditional holiday literature, Journey to the North Pole is a place where children can don a conductor’s cap and find tickets for their next railroad adventure.
MCM will unveil an interactive clock tower with a toddler slide, as well as a child-size post office equipped with a package sorting station and conveyor belt for guests to sort and ship packages. An expansive train table, complete with snowy buildings and lots of child-sized train cars, will thrill train enthusiasts with hands-on imaginative play.
The exhibit grand opening for MCM Members will be held on Monday, November 23, and will open to the public on weekends and holiday breaks beginning November 24 through January 4.
Wear your favorite holiday pajamas to Jammies at Journey on December 18, the museum will openly exclusively for members from 12:30-4:30 p.m. and will be open to the public from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
This one-of-a-kind holiday exhibit was designed by MCM’s in-house creative team in partnership with Davaine Lighting, A Plus Creative & Signs and ADEX International Exhibit Fabrication of Cincinnati, Ohio.