The Mississippi Children's Museum ushered in the summer season with some outdoor fun Saturday. A big crowd of children and parents took part in a fun run on museum grounds.
The event kicks off "Splash into Summer", which also marks the opening of the museum's splash pad for kids.
The "C Spire Summer Soaker and Fun Run" is designed to encourage families to exercise and make healthy choices. Participants had the opportunity to run one mile or one-half mile.
This summer, the Children's Museum will also take part in the Blue Star Museum Program.
"We've joined with other museums across the nation to welcome active military and their direct family to the museum, admission free. We are so excited to be part of this national initiative," says MCM President Susan Garrard.
Performers from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus greeted guests at Saturday's event.