Fall Family Activity Days


The University of Mississippi Museum
Cost: FREE!

The Museum offers fun-filled activity days for children to experience with their families. These events coincide with exhibits, holidays, and other special events—enriching the museum experience for all ages.




SATURDAY, December 2, 2023 9:00 a.m. – NOON (DROP-IN)
Storytime starts in the Speaker’s Gallery at 11:00am.

Nothing feels better than sitting near a warm light through the chilly winter nights. Lanterns kept humanity warm and well-lit during long cold nights under a swath of beautiful stars. Early humans looked to the heavens and crafted unique stories around the mystical stars that guided their perilous journeys. Jump from one vast cloud of gas and dust to the next and look at all the stars, constellations, and planets found during this fun winter and stars themed gala.

Museum Readers, pick up a FREE BOOK supplied by LOU Reads!


Museum Education Reader List: 

What Miss Mitchell Saw by Hayley Barrett and illustrated by Diana Sudyka.
A 2019 Pura Belpré Honor Book for Illustration.
Discover the amazing true story of Maria Mitchell, America’s first professional female astronomer.
Every evening, from the time she was a child, Maria Mitchell stood on her rooftop with her telescope and swept the sky. 

Questions? Contact Kassidy Franz at klfranz@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7205.



Want to give back? Help us stock the shelves of Grove Grocery!

Grove GroceryIf you would like to donate, please read through our list of most-needed items, sorted by category.


  • Baking items (flour, sugar, baking powder, canola oil, cooking spray, baking mix, etc.)
  • Canned goods (fish/meat, beans, vegetables, jars of fruits)
  • Dry pasta
  • Dry rice
  • Cans of soup or pasta (such as Spaghetti O’s)
  • Condiments, sauces, spices, and seasoning (pasta sauce, salsa, peanut butter, Italian seasoning, salt/pepper, etc.)
  • Cereal/oatmeal
  • Shelf-stable snacks (granola bars, microwave popcorn, crackers, nuts, etc.)
  • Brown paper grocery bags
  • Bottled water
  • Unrefrigerated juice


Cleaning Supplies

  • Laundry detergent (detergent pods, such as Tide Pods, work best)
  • Dish soap
  • Dish detergent (detergent tablets, such as Finish tablets, work best)
  • Sponges
  • Multi purpose cleaner
  • Lysol wipes
  • Paper towels (individually wrapped)
  • Toilet paper (individually wrapped)


Hygiene Products

  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Floss
  • Shower gel
  • Bar soap
  • Lotion
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Tampons
  • Pads/liners 

Visit https://grovegrocery.olemiss.edu/getinvolved/donate/ to learn more.


Palm tree on a beach


SATURDAY, October 21, 2023
10:00 a.m. – NOON (DROP-IN)
Storytime starts in the Speaker’s Gallery at 11:00am.

The calming ocean breeze, the sea spray, and the smell of salt water: this is life on the islands and coasts of the Caribbean. This massive body of salty water is home to 13 different sovereign nations, where fauna and culture are vibrantly expressed through art. Sail the Caribbean Sea and explore the Museum in a day full of art activities and learning, you might run into some bioluminescent creatures!


Museum Education Reader List:

Islandborn by Junot Díaz. A 2019 Pura Belpré Honor Book for Illustration.

From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination.
Every kid in Lola’s school was from somewhere else. Hers was a school of faraway places.

Questions? Contact Kassidy Franz at klfranz@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7205.