Pink Palace Museum Memphis
Where are we going today?
The Pink Palace Museum is an amazing place to visit in Memphis! It happens to be one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Southeast. It is filled with natural history and cultural exhibits, as well as dinosaurs and a planetarium! Pretty awesome!
The Museum itself is filled with exhibits. Kids can walk through a replica of the very first self-service grocery store in the entire country (how amazing is that - you forget that they had to start somewhere!) The Clarence Saunders Piggly Wiggly will give you an insight into what life was like centuries ago in the USA!
There are cultural and natural history exhibits that cover the Mid-South, with dioramas and audio visuals. Go back in time in the city and trace the development of Memphis from when the Spanish explorers arrived, through the Civil War and even epidemics!
We mentioned dinosaurs....and we weren't kidding! Kids can see how the dinosaurs and fossils changed the planet!
The Pink Palace Museum also has a number of touring exhibits which means that there is often always something new for you to see!
Don't forget about the Planetarium! This space filled experience lets kids see what really goes on up in that big sky of ours...and beyond! There is also a 3D Giant Theater where you can see some very cool films, such as Walking With Dinosaurs! See the world in a whole other light!
History, science, dinosaurs, space...what more could there be at the Pink Palace Museum!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$12.75 - $19.75 (either exhibits only or combos)
- Children$7.25 - $12.25 (exhibits only or combo) Ages 3 to 12)
- Free Under: 3 years.
When can we go?
9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday / 12pm - 5pm Sunday
All year round. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day
There are a number of student programs that you can choose from. Give them a call to discuss and book.
You're in Memphis! There are plenty of places to enjoy some food and drinks before you head to the museum.
You won't be short of healthy options in the city.
Any Top Tips?
There are a number of shows a day at the planetarium but just check times at the beginning of the day so you don't miss out.
Need a little extra help?
If you have special needs, just give them a call to see how they can help .
Can I get one of those?
There is a museum store with gifts for educate and inspire! Take that pocket money with you. .
If you head over on a Tuesday after 1pm, it's free admission but the 3D theater and planetarium shows aren't included. .
What people are saying?
by Ian Walker
Loved the planetarium and 3D theaters. The exhibits were OK , many of my friends and then including myself, felt that most of the exhibits focused way to much on Race. All the exhibits had something on how one race was oppressed by the other and to be quite honest, its completely pointless. The museum gave focus only on the role of blacks in Memphis, not giving credit for others that have accomplished things too. In the WW1 part they only pointed out the race difference in the officers. Why can't they talk about the trenches instead?
by John Donna
Wonderful exhibits - and so much to see! We'll have to allow much more time on our next visit.
by Christine Boswell Boswell
Excellent for kids it will take half of a get through it highly recommend
by John R
I've been here on a number of field trips and I always had a lot of fun! It's very educational and informative!
by Amanda Michelle
We enjoy going here for many reasons and just for the fact for family fun!