The museum's hands-on preschool Discovery Room is a tiny space with big ideas, designed especially for children ages 3 through pre-kindergarten 5. Here children can climb a tree, play with puppets, visit animal habitats, and listen to captivating stories under the guidance of experienced and inspirational preschool education staff.
For groups, a variety of programs provide natural world enlightenment for little ones and their caregivers by reservation. Please see "Preschool Room Reserved Group Access Times" below.
For information or to reserve a class time, call Yolanda Hawkins at (601) 576-6000.
Preschool Room Visitor Hours & Programs
Children 5 and under with caregivers
Mon - Fri 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sat 9:30a.m. - Noon & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Story Time (Ages 3 -5)
Every third Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m.
(We will not have Story Time in June, July, or August)
Bring your children (ages 3 -5) to Story Time in the Preschool Discovery Room to hear a story and make a craft. Sometimes, we even get to meet a live animal! Included with regular museum admission. Free for Members.
Hear a story, make a craft, and MEET AN ANIMAL!
Preschool Room Reserved Group Access Times
Fall / Winter / Spring Schedule (Aug - May)
Mon - Fri 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Summer Schedule (June - July)
Wed and Fri 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
NOTE: The Preschool Room will be open during the published times if a staff member or volunteer is available. The schedule is subject to change.
Preschool Summer Camp