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February 2019

Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited

February 1, 9:00 amMay 25, 5:00 pm

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited is a dynamic new visitor experience exploring Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture. The exhibition features a broad range of artifacts, including more than 20 original puppets, character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, film and television clips, behind-the-scenes footage, iconic costumes, and interactive experiences.  Members Free | $5 Non-members | Kids 5 and under FREE Purchase Tickets

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Make + Take Workshops

February 1, 1:00 pmApril 30, 3:00 pm

Every Saturday from 1–3pm, our education staff leads half-hour Make + Take workshops. Young visitors to The MAX will make art projects to take home. FREE with admission to The MAX. (A parent or caregiver must be present for every two children.)

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Mommy + Me Fitness

February 21, 9:00 am10:00 am

From yoga to stroller aerobics, Leslie and Erin from Elegance Ballroom lead Mommy + Me Fitness classes at The MAX. The type of class varies, and moms and their children are invited to an hour of fun and fitness on Thursday mornings through April 25. $5 Members  |  $7 Non-Members

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Mini Maestros Enrichment

February 21, 10:00 am11:00 am

The Mini Maestros enrichment program offers dedicated time for the very young to engage in activities that are hands on, artistic, and connect to the artists showcased in The MAX exhibits. For toddlers and their parents/caregivers, limit two children per adult. Register Here

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Mommy + Me Fitness

February 28, 9:00 am10:00 am

From yoga to stroller aerobics, Leslie and Erin from Elegance Ballroom lead Mommy + Me Fitness classes at The MAX. The type of class varies, and moms and their children are invited to an hour of fun and fitness on Thursday mornings through April 25. $5 Members  |  $7 Non-Members

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March 2019

Puppet Building Workshop

March 1, 4:00 pm8:00 pm

Learn the process of building large parade puppets from the Wood & Strings Theatre company, and along with your puppet, join us in the Meridian Mardi Gras parade the next day! Funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and The MAX. Open to high school students. Class size limited to 10. Free with registration. Register Here

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Mississippi Day: Happy Mardi Gras!

March 2, 9:00 am5:00 pm

Join us on March 2 for a day of fun in downtown Meridian! We'll be celebrating Mardi Gras with our discount admission—for both The MAX exhibits and The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited. We'll have FREE refreshments, a FREE photo booth, and door prizes. And kids can create a souvenir art project at our FREE Make + Take Workshops led by a museum educator. Check out our events calendar for more Mardi Gras events. Discount admission for The MAX Only:…

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Dr. Seuss’ Silly Birthday Celebration

March 2, 9:00 am12:00 pm

It’s a Green Eggs and Ham birthday breakfast! The Mississippi Children’s Museum—Meridian and The MAX are celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with breakfast, crafts, games, storytelling, and more. The party takes place in the Citizen’s National Bank Courtyard at The MAX and is free and open to the public.

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Wood & Strings Puppet Theatre

March 2, 5:00 pm6:00 pm

“Out of the Mist a Dragon” is the story of a young man’s journey of self-discovery. His encounters with traditional folk puppets from around the world give exotic glimpses of puppetry styles rarely seen. Join us for this special presentation followed by a Q&A session. Funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and The MAX. Free and open to the public.

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Mardi Gras Masquerade After-Party

March 2, 8:30 pm11:30 pm

The City of Meridian and The MAX are partnering for an after-party following a day of Mardi Gras fun in downtown Meridian. There will be music by LuV Undercover, food trucks, and beverages for sale. Your admission gets you one drink ticket. Costumes encouraged! Free for MAX members or with a Mardi Gras Symphony Concert ticket stub | $20 cover charge Purchase Tickets

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