Museums in MEMPHIS with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Memphis, Tennessee, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Volunteer State city offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick! Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Memphis…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Mud Island River Park

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    Memphis

    The museum is comprised of 18 galleries that showcase 10,000 years of history in the Lower Mississippi River Valley.

  • The Fire Museum

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    (1 miles) Memphis

    The Fire Museum of Memphis welcomes you to enjoy a unique experience among fire museums in the United States. We hope the information that follows will illustrate the scope of the memorabilia, ...

  • National Civil Rights Museum

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    (1 miles) Memphis

    A fascinating museum at the site of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination, which takes you through an important time in American history.

  • Children's Museum Of Memphis

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    (4 miles) Memphis

    A fun children's museum in Memphis that creates great learning experiences through the hands-on exhibits and programs. Plus an outdoor splash park!

  • Pink Palace Museum

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    (5 miles) Memphis

    One of the largest facilities of its kind in the Southeast, this museum has natural history exhibits, cultural exhibits, and a planetarium!

  • The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

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    (8 miles) Memphis

    The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, one of Memphis' premier art museums since 1976, specializes in impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and decorative arts. Throughout its history, the museum ...

  • Hampson Archeological Museum State Park

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    (29 miles) Wilson

    Hampson Archeological Museum State Park in northeast Arkansas exhibits a nationally renowned collection from the Nodena site, a 15-acre palisaded village that once thrived on a meander bend of the ...

  • Tunica County Museum

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    (37 miles) Tunica

    Take a trip from Tunica's past to present in the new Tunica County Museum. Experience what life was like before the casinos. Interesting fact filled fun tour.See how the Mississippi River has changed ...

  • Arkansas State University Museum

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    (60 miles) Jonesboro

    Kids can explore the natural history and cultural heritage of NE Arkansas with this great museum. Learning is made fun for kids!

  • Delta Blues Museum

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    (72 miles) Clarksdale

    Feel that soul and beat at the Delta Blues Museum, where families and kids can explore the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues.

  • Rustys TV And Movie Car Museum

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    (76 miles) Jackson

    Love movies? Love cars? Then perhaps we might have just found your perfect day out!

  • Coon Creek Science Center

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    (92 miles) Adamsville

    Have you ever imagined what amazing creatures lived in Tennessee 70 million years ago? At this natural history and science center, you can find out! Learning and fascinating family fun on your day ...

  • Tupelo Automobile Museum

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    (98 miles) Tupelo

    Featuring 120,000 square feet of automobile displays and open viewing restoration bays. Over 100 antique, classic and collectible automobiles, chronologically displayed, illustrate the progress of ...

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  • Graceland

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    (7 miles) Memphis

    A one of a kind experience to journey through the life of that iconic man we know as Elvis! A historic and musical exploration through the life of a legend!

  • Tunica Riverpark

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    (28 miles) Tunica

    Right in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, The Tunica RiverPark offers a new learning experience like no other. The RiverPark Museum is an extensive, one-of-a-kind interactive, interpretive center ...

  • The Mighty Tunica Queen Riverboat

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    (28 miles) Robinsonville

    Cruise along the Mighty Mississippi on an authentic riverboat! Classic Southern fun for the whole family in the Deep South.

  • The Birthplace of Elvis Presley

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    (99 miles) Tupelo

    The Birthplace of Elvis Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi is the only location in the world where you can see, feel and touch where the King of Rock & Roll began his musical journey. Only in Tupelo ...

  • Memphis Zoo

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    (3 miles) Memphis

    Over 3,500 animals waiting to be experienced in this century year old zoo in Memphis!

  • Tennessee Safari Park

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    (67 miles) Alamo

    An animal filled 2 1/2 mile drive-thru park where you can feed many species of exotic animals, including a petting zoo with a giraffe in!

  • The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo

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    (93 miles) Tupelo

    It's the ULTIMATE FAMILY ADVENTURE! And it is ONLY at the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Oklahoma

  • Paragould Water Park

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    (66 miles) Paragould

    offers an outdoor summer water park with several slides and leisure pool with interactive features, plus further swimming and sporting opportunities in the centre itself.

  • Kids Play

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    (17 miles) Germantown

    Kids Play is a children's indoor play center in Memphis, perfect for those playful kids and parents who want a space for themselves

  • Mud Island River Park

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    Memphis

    Last year nearly 200,000 visitors experienced this unique historical, cultural and recreational attraction. Visitors will enjoy a variety of activities including: touring the ‚½ mile Riverwalk ...

  • Memphis Botanic Garden

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    (8 miles) Memphis

    96 acres of beautiful botanic gardens in Memphis, perfect for those nature loving families! Also family activities, workshops, classes and concerts!

  • Lichterman Nature Center

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    (11 miles) Memphis

    A piece of nature in the city of Memphis, with nature walks, hands-on exploration, live animals, forest boardwalks and gardens!

  • Wall Doxey State Park

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    (42 miles) Holly Springs

    Offers cabins, camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, disc golf, playgrounds, picnic facilities, a spring-fed lake with fishing and 2 fishing piers and lots of nature.

  • John W Kyle State Park

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    (51 miles) Sardis

    John W. Kyle State Park offers a wide array of recreational opportunities in an area abundant in natural beauty. The historic campus of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is just 25 miles away, ...

  • Crowleys Ridge Nature Center

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    (56 miles) Jonesboro

    An educational resource suited to families and children with engaging displays and interactive exhibits plus nature trails and more.

  • George P Cossa State Park

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    (72 miles) Oakland

    This park offers 83 campsites. Yocona Ridge offers 35 waterfront sites, a laundry room, a playground, and a bathhouse. Jones Creek campground offers 48 naturalized wooded camping areas, restrooms, ...

  • Trace State Park

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    (90 miles) Belden

    Trace State Park offers a quiet, natural retreat located just minutes from the excitement of Tupelo, one of Mississippi\'s fastest growing cities. Trace State Park offers a variety of outdoor ...

  • Paintball Park

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    (18 miles) Lakeland

    EZ Paintball and Paintball Park Memphis wish to grow paintball in the mid-south. Paintball is an exciting, action packed experience that\'s fun for all ages. It is currently growing throughout the ...

  • Family Fun Central

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    (58 miles) Jonesboro

    Indoor roller/Inline Skating Rink open to public skating. Come and play various games during open skating sessions, such as Limbo, The Wall Game, Elimination (dodgeball on skates), Speed Races, ...

  • Thrills On Wheels

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    (95 miles) Searcy

    Skating Center and Arcade, place for family fun. Thrills on Wheels also provides speed skating facilities.

  • Sharpe Planetarium

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    (5 miles) Memphis

    Journey to distant galaxies, explore the solar system and settle back in a comfortable seat in the Sharpe Planetarium as you take a cosmic voyage through the universe. The Lida Gammill Sharpe ...

  • Shiloh National Military Park

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    Explore history as you visit the sites of the most epic battle in the Civil War at Tennessee's Shiloh National Military Park.