Learning takes center stage at The MAX.


Learning takes center stage at The MAX.

For Educators

Field Trips

The heart of The MAX mission is education. At The MAX, learners can explore the life stories of Mississippi's legends, see the creative process behind the artist's work, and pursue their own creative interests through interactive experiences. Your K–12 school group can enjoy just the exhibits, explore The MAX through a scavenger hunt, or even experience a hands-on creative workshop.

School group reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. We are always happy to have visitors to the museum; however, we cannot guarantee the group rate or volunteer assistance in the galleries without advance reservations. Our group rate is $5 per person for a group with 10 or more students. Both students and adults are eligible for the group rate if they pay with the group. One chaperone for every 10 students will receive free admission. Chaperones and additional adults who are members of The MAX may check in with their memberships for free admission before joining their group for orientation. Inquire about assistance with transportation costs.

More information can be found by consulting our School Experience Guide or by calling our Group Reservations Clerk at 601.581.1550 ext. 31.

Any Given Child

As a partner of Any Given Child, The MAX is offering free museum school tours to Meridian public schools.

The city of Meridian was selected in August of 2016 by the Kennedy Center for a multiyear, pre-K–8 arts integration program called Any Given Child. This collaboration is among the MSU Riley Center, The MAX, members of the Meridian community, local educators, and the Kennedy Center. The Kennedy Center experts provide consulting to facilitate strategic planning for integrating arts education into the pre-K–8 experience in the Meridian Public School District. The goal of the program is to touch every child in their school experiences with the arts across many different forms – dance, music, theater, visual arts, and media arts.

Learn more about Any Given Child at anygivenchildmeridian.org


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