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Museum Free Family Days

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68 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 09, at 11:59 PM CDT
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Museum Free Family Days

Support Free Family Days at the UM Museum! 

“Let’s make a memory!” That’s the enthusiastic invitation extended by the University Museum, as community members join in fun art projects and other interesting experiences of Family Activity Days. These events promote enriching opportunities for intergenerational learning, introducing young children to the Museum while they spend quality time with parents and grandparents.

Family Activity Days are hosted two to three times each semester and are often based on themes from special traveling exhibits at the UM Museum. Families enjoy a variety of activities led by the Museum's education team, with refreshments offered, as well.

Participation in Family Activity Days has soared over the last few years. More than 800 children came to the University Museum during Family Activity Days in 2014. Our vision is to continue offering these great events and reach many more area families without any limitations of cost!

Our Vision

Learning about art and culture plays an important role in childhood development, but unfortunately there are costs involved. We don’t want families to worry about having funds to introduce their children to amazing, transformational experiences. Previously, Family Activity Days have cost $5 per family. While that may seem like a small price to pay for a wonderfully entertaining and educational few hours, that cost can prevent many families from taking part. The last few Family Activity Days have been generously supported by the Children's Dental Center, and the Museum staff would like to continue to ensure that no child is ever unable to attend because of cost.

Your contribution – no matter the size – can help the University Museum offer these Family Activity Days at no charge. Your gift will assist in bringing families to the University Museum, enlarging their worlds, and assist the Museum in continually expanding innovative programming.

Make a Difference

The projected cost of offering Family Activity Days free to families is $2,000 per year. Our goal is to attract the level of funding needed for three years of Free Family Days – and more! Your generosity can help make these family days accessible for many deserving children and families for years to come.

Please consider donating to create lasting memories for families as they travel through time, explore new cultures, make new discoveries on our outdoor trail, and create art together at the University of Mississippi Museum! 

Please Share Our Vision

In addition to supporting this campaign with your financial resources – where even $5 truly can make a difference – your help is needed to spread the good news of these Family Activity Days. Please share this page through email, social media and beyond to help serve more children and families.

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At our most recent family day, families traveled back in time in the Travel-O-Meter 6000!

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of Thanking You


Digital Thank You

Receive a digital thank you E-mail from our education team at the UM Museum.

12 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015


Educator Thank You!

Receive a hand written thank you from a member of our Museum Education Team!

13 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015


Director Thank You and Tweet!

You will receive a personal thank you from our Museum Director and a shout out on the Museum's twitter page.

12 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015


Hand-Crafted Thank You

Receive a personal, hand-crafted thank you from a Family Day or Art Zone participant!

4 of 60 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015


Museum Stationary

Receive a set of notecards from the Museum's gift shop.

0 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015


Discount + Thank You Card

Donors will receive a $20 gift certificate towards the Museum gift shop or a future educational program.

0 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015


Membership + Thank You Card

In addition to the satisfaction of making the difference in museum family days, you will receive a family level membership for one year ($100 value).

1 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015


Corporate or Name Recognition

Your logo or family name will be included on all publicity for Museum Family Days for three years. (Flyers, E-mail, Posters, and Web)

1 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2015
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