Alexander and Andrew Pearson hang out in the Healthy Dining Car.
Alexander and Andrew Pearson hang out in the Healthy Dining Car.
Mississippi Children’s Museum’s Journey to the North Pole exhibit opened on Monday and is slated to stay open through the first week of January.

Based on cherished holiday traditions, Journey to the North Pole transforms MCM’s Gertrude C. Ford Exhibition Hall into a magical winter wonderland of snowy skies, twinkling starry lights, and climb-on train cars.

Outside of the exhibit hall, guests will be invited to ride down an enchanting 45-foot Snowflake Slide which cascades over the central staircase of the museum. New this year, children under three feet tall can enter nearby Santa’s Stable to ride down a secret slide with reindeer and elves watching nearby or build a life-size gingerbread house!

Drawing inspiration from lessons in navigation and geography along with traditional holiday literature, Journey to the North Pole is a place where children can don a conductor’s cap and find tickets for their next railroad adventure. While listening to the sounds of a bustling train station they can toot Santa’s Steam Engine horn, climb aboard a dining car to serve lunch, or enjoy a holiday story in the reading car.  An expansive train table, complete with snowy buildings and lots of child-sized train cars, will thrill train enthusiasts with hands-on imaginative play.

Journey to the North Pole will provide special times for children to have their photo with Santa, build a Gingerbread House with family members or attend special late-night PJ parties with hot cocoa and visitors from the North Pole.