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Children's Museum Of Memphis Memphis

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Children's Museum Of Memphis
2525 Central Ave
Memphis
TN
38104
Tel: 901 458 2678

Directions

From I-55 take I-240 East to Airways Exit #23 and travel North, then right on Central to Hollywood. From I-240 take Poplar Exit #15B and travel West, then left on Alicia to Central. From I-240 take Union Exit #30 and travel East, then right on Hollywood to Central. From the Sam Cooper deadend at Overton Park travel South on East Parkway, then left on Central to Hollywood.

Where are we going today?

We all know that one of the best ways for kids to learn is to play, so why not visit a museum that is ALL about education through play and creativity!

Welcome to the Children's Museum of Memphis

This inspiring, fun and exciting museum in Tennessee gives kids a day of hands-on experience, experimentation and fun. They can use their imagination and creativity to learn, create memories, and really develop their senses.

The Children's Museum of Memphis has exhibits, programs and fun special events for the kids. With over 30 permanent exhibits, as well as rotating ones, you certainly won't be short of learning!

Ever wanted to travel into the air! Well, in the Going Places exhibit kids can become a pilot for the day, experience a real airplane cockpit where they can fly through the clouds in the flight simulator!

A Mississippi River model is waiting to be explored, and in WaterWORKS they can even study live honeybees!

For those future thespians in the family, they can become a star on stage, or paint and scult in the art studio and get those creative juices flowing.

Head on down to the city! Kids can board a real fire engine and pretend to be saving lives all across town, or they can shop for groceries, and even climb a sky scraper!

Feeling active? Good thing there is a disco to dance in! Ready to hear something cool? There is even a water operated organ which actually plays like a piano!

We haven't even begun on the H2Oh! Splash water park! There is an additional entry fee for the park, but between Memorial Day and Labor Day you can enjoy some fun water feature, including turtles, spray loops and geysers! There is 7,700 square feet of water fun!

There is SO much fun and learning to be had at the Children's Museum of Memphis...just make sure you leave overflowing with fun! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12 museum. $20 combo for all areas.
  • ChildrenSame as adult.
  • Free Under: 12 months.
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Museum: 9am - 5pm 7 days. 6pm close in summer. Spl

All year round. Splash Park Memorial Day to Labor Day. After Labor Day Saturdays only weather pendi

Teachers corner

They offer some great exhibits and programs for school visits, so why not give them a call to get your students learning!.

I'm Hungry!

The Kids' Cafe inside the museum features Domino's Pizza, drink/snack machines and an ice cream machine..

Healthy Eating!

There are picnic areas out on the front lawn so why not bring your own food!.

Any Top Tips?

You can get combo tickets for all areas, or just museum, just the outdoor playspace or just the splash park, but the combo is the best value. Check the times of the splash park before you go. .

Need a little extra help?

The museum is handicap accessible, and wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis..

Baby Facilities

There are changing facilities available in all restrooms, and there are family restrooms available too. There is even a private nursing room..

Can I get one of those?

The Village Toymaker Museum Store is packed with some of the best educational toys, games and other fun items in Memphis! Have a blast searching through items that will excite your little ones and ignite their learning and thinking!.

More information

Allow 2 hours for your museum visit; parking is free; the museum appeals to children 12 and under; the museum has a special area for toddlers only (4 and under)..

What people are saying?

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    Children's Museum of Memphis is definitely a hit! We have taken our grandchildren there and are so impressed by the cleanliness, the creativity, and the fun. We will go back again and again!--Joy Austin/Jackson, TN

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    Great place. Big or small, take the kids & go. If you miss your kids, go.

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    Wow, $12 a person! Someone is out of their mind. Been to several other CM's lately at 1/2 the price that are as good or much better than the one in Memphis.

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    I must strongly dis-recommend this museum, despite its nice number of engaging, interactive exhibits that cover a good range of interests.
    This is because of the quite unpleasantly mixed signals I got from the museum staff, concerning their policy with respect to adults. The museum director has failed to make sure that his staff know that, for what are claimed to be security reasons, adults must bring children with them, presumably on the assumption that if you bring a child then you are not a (potential) child predator. (This does not logically...Read More

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    Great place for kids! We took our two boys and they loved it. The cost of admission is a little steep if you ask me($12/ person, ages 1 & up), so it cost us $48 for our family of four to get in. I was initially worried we wouldn't get our moneys worth, but that being said, the kids had a blast. There are quite a few exhibits, and pretty much everything is interactive for the kids. There are things for small kids as well as big kids. They have a large play area for small toddlers with plenty of toys, and its surrounded by a wall(with doors that...Read More

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by Stuart Herring

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I must strongly dis-recommend this museum, despite its nice number of engaging, interactive exhibits that cover a good range of interests.
This is because of the quite unpleasantly mixed signals I got from the museum staff, concerning their policy with respect to adults. The museum director has failed to make sure that his staff know that, for what are claimed to be security reasons, adults must bring children with them, presumably on the assumption that if you bring a child then you are not a (potential) child predator. (This does not logically follow.)
Staffers assured me that I could come, alone, to check out the museum's suitability for my grandchild, but I was accosted and angrily expelled by the director!

My recommendation: find some other, more understanding and user-friendly place to take your children in Memphis.

by corey ramsey

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Great place for kids! We took our two boys and they loved it. The cost of admission is a little steep if you ask me($12/ person, ages 1 & up), so it cost us $48 for our family of four to get in. I was initially worried we wouldn't get our moneys worth, but that being said, the kids had a blast. There are quite a few exhibits, and pretty much everything is interactive for the kids. There are things for small kids as well as big kids. They have a large play area for small toddlers with plenty of toys, and its surrounded by a wall(with doors that can only be opened by adults). Parents can sit on the benches and watch their little ones play without fear of them running off into the rest of the museum. All in all, I would highly recommend. There is a Jason's Deli located inside the museum as well. Admission is a little high, but the kids loved it.

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