Monique Ealey has served as Director of Education and Programs for the Mississippi Children’s Museum for five years. 

Originally the museum’s outreach coordinator in a role funded by a Kellogg grant, Ealey traveled the state to provide educational experiences to students. 

“My passion and purpose is interfacing with children and families,” said Ealey, who once worked with Stewpot Ministries and the Boys & Girls Club of Central Mississippi. “Being able to provide experiences and opportunities to families who are not able to alwalways to affordm experiences is (most rewarding to me).”

Consider this weekend’s Mississippi Science Fest a chance for Ealey to flex her outreach muscles to impact children and the adults who care for them. 

Science Fest celebrates careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) with a weekend of all-ages events across four museums – the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum, the Mississippi Children’s Museum, and the MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

Special guest Temple Grandin, a scientist and activist, will speak about her experience with science and agriculture at the MS Agriculture Museum, Friday, September 17 at 11 am, and at the Mississippi Children’s Museum, Saturday, September 18 at 11 am.

A free shuttle will be provided between museums, and food vendors will be onsite throughout the day at all museums. 

Purchase a single ticket for Saturday’s festival and explore all four museums for one low price of $10. Exhibitors and activities will be at all four LMD museums.

WATCH Ealey on My City TV