Kids Activities in Madison

Monster X Tour with One Pit Pass at Mississippi Coliseum on Friday, January 16, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 33% Off)

Monster X Tour w/ Lenny Cooper

Mississippi Coliseum

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Roaring monster trucks thrill motorsports fans in an high-octane evening of races, wheelies, and car crushing; plus Lenny Cooper in concert

$32.90 $22

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Admission to "Spanish Sojourns" for Two, Four, or Six at the Mississippi Museum of Art (50% Off)

Mississippi Museum of Art

Downtown Jackson

“Spanish Sojourns” explores works by Robert Henri and his predecessors who inspired him to study Spanish painters of the Golden Age

$24 $12

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Make-Your-Own Mosaic Projects for One, Two, or Four at The Mosaic Shop (50% Off)

The Mosaic Shop

Jackson

150+ wooden forms frame colorful shards of glass glued by visitors inside this well-equipped mosaic studio

$14 $7

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2 Adult Admissions with 2 or 5 Child Admissions at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

Jackson

Interactive exhibits honor sports legends including Jerry Rice, Brett Favre, and nearly 300 others

$17 $8.50

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Visit for Two or Four to the Mississippi Petrified Forest in Flora (Up to 50% Off)

Mississippi Petrified Forest

Mississippi Petrified Forest

A petrified-forest trail and museum chronicle the lifecycle of ancient trees that turned to stone over the span of 36 million years

$14 $7

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Admission for Two or Four with Gift Shop Credit at B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center (Up to 44% Off)

B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center

Indianola

Museum depicts B.B. King’s life and career through exhibits, a high-definition theater, and an interactive guitar studio

$40 $23

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Mini Golf Packages for Two, Four, or Eight at The Park at North Hills (Up to 54% Off)

The Park at North Hills

Meridian

As guests play 18 holes of jungle-themed miniature golf, they munch on popcorn and sip sodas

$16.22 $8

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What began as a small art association?originally assembled to organize an exhibit of local art?eventually blossomed into a full-scale museum as its art collection grew. Today, works by world-renowned artists share space with masterpieces by Mississippians in a museum committed to making the visual arts more accessible for the community at large.?

  • The Building: After decades in its original location, the museum was moved to a new space in 2007. A transparent door and entryway enables outsiders to see the visitors inside the space, a play on the museum's mission to make it a "museum without walls."

  • Permanent Mainstay: The Mississippi Story celebrates art by Mississippians and includes photos by Eudora Welty, 280 works by William Hollingsworth, and a collection of 77 quilts.

  • Don't Miss: 19th-century portraits by British artists Thomas Lawrence and Thomas Sully; works by master artists Picasso, Mir?, Chagall, and Rembrandt; as well as a collection of pre-Columbian artifacts.

In the Open Air: Outside the museum, take a stroll through the Art Garden, more than an acre of green space peppered with outdoor art installations and a performance stage.

  • Past Exhibits: Spacious Skies featured 14 painted or drawn landscapes culled from the permanent collections of such artists as John Sloan, Will Henry Rivers, Elaine Galen, as well as the museum's first painting, William P. Silva's The Shower.

  • Pro Tip: At the monthly workshop Look and Learn with Hoot, kids develop the skills for art literacy through an art activity and story time.

  • Special Programs: Almost 30 affiliate museums throughout the state regularly feature artwork from the museum's permanent collection.

201 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson,
MS
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More than 200 species swim through the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and that's just the facility's aquatic residents. Beyond the aquarium network sprawls an abundance of plant and animal life both indoors and out. A trip through the museum campus reveals Mississippi's diverse ecosystems, as well as their relationship to humans.

  • Size: the 73,000-square-foot complex overlooks 300 acres, including an open-air amphitheater and 2.5 miles of nature trails
  • Eye Catcher: The Swamp, a 1,700-square-foot greenhouse with a 20,000-gallon aquarium for alligators, turtles, and other animals
  • Permanent Mainstay: Stories in Stone, a display showcasing meat-eating dinosaurs, trilobites, and other fossils from Mississippi's distant past
  • Don't Miss: the outdoor Overlook, where visitors can observe every layer of the forest, including the one filled with caramel
  • Special Programs: fish-feeding demonstrations, monthly naturalist lectures, and story time for kids ages 3–5
  • Hands-On Experiments: a Kids Corner and Discovery Room with kid-friendly interactive activities
  • From the Press: Mississippi Magazine calls this the best museum in the state
2148 Riverside Dr.
Jackson,
MS
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The leading receiver in NFL history, the leading passer in NFL history, and the patriarch of football's first family all have something in common—a few things, actually. Not only do Jerry Rice, Brett Favre, and Archie Manning all hail from the Magnolia State, but all three are also inductees in its Sports Hall of Fame. They share the honor with nearly 300 other legends, including winners of Olympic gold medals and World Series games. Visitors can learn about these athletes through exhibits and touchscreen kiosks, or they can head to play areas to have a chance to complete a game winning pass, strike out a batter with the game on the line, make a game winning shot, or kick a game winning goal.

1152 Lakeland Dr
Jackson,
MS
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At both of the The Bounce Palace's metro Jackson locations, kids let off steam and excess energy with hours of bouncing, leaping, and playing amid an indoor inflatable playground. Children make new friends and get plenty of exercise as they slide, climb, and bound on an expansive air-filled playset decked out with oceanic and jungle-themed decorations. Adults enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi in at either location, or relaxing sessions of miniature golf with their kids on the decidedly non-bouncy golf course at the Pearl location.

3528 U.S. 80
Pearl,
MS
US

Every day of the week, Indian Lanes rumbles with activity as bowlers of all ages rack up points on the facility's 16 lanes. A smoke- and alcohol-free alley, Indian Lanes strives to create a suitable environment for every guest, from children and sports teams to church groups and individuals with special needs. In between frames, the action moves away from the pins and toward the snack bar, where popcorn, nachos, and frozen drinks await, or the arcade, which houses video games, pool tables, and air hockey. For bigger groups, the facility features two large party rooms that open for birthday parties, business ventures, and union meetings for striking pins.

815 E Northside Dr
Clinton,
MS
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Sprawling across an indoor arena, Pump It Up's giant inflatables beckon kids to slide and bounce during private parties and open play. Technicolor bouncy castles send their inhabitants soaring, obstacle courses foster good-spirited competition, and ceiling-to-floor slides let sock-clad kiddies pretend they're escaping a giant gumball machine. Occasionally, Pump it Up's staff dims the lights and turns up the music to transform their facility into a glow-in-the-dark party catered to tweens and teens.

Pump It Up's staff supervises the arena during parties, giving parents time to relax and play patty cake uninterrupted. They can also help customers design personalized parties inside a private room with options such as pizza, drinks, goodie bags, balloons, and ice cream.

1576 Old Fannin Rd
Brandon,
MS
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