Children's Museum of Memphis
Children's Museum of Memphis
Midtown / Centralview website
2525 Central Ave
Memphis, TN 38104+5926
Children's Museum of Memphis Description
You could call it interactive Memphis. Fly a FedEx jet, get into the muddy Mississippi and pilot a barge, or get ready for the game in University of Memphis football gear. There's one rule at the museum: Anything that's not behind glass is considered touchable, and that includes the art collection. A giant catfish will delight the toddlers, while pre-schoolers will beg for more time in the drama area and grocery store.
Science & Nature Museum
Babies: The museum is loud and rambunctious at all times, and can be difficult to navigate with a stroller. If baby's happy in a front or backpack carrier, then you're in good shape.
Toddlers & Pre-K: If you lose track of them, they're undoubtedly in the dress-up/theater area or the grocery store.
School-Age Kids: Grade schoolers love landing -- uh, we mean crashing -- the planes on the simulators; they also get a kick out of the wind machine in the FedEx area.
Pre-Teens & Teens: The climbing tower and recycled art center grab their attention, although we've spied a few surly teens delighting in helping their little sibs with the water works and dental exhibits, and even playing make-believe at the grocery store.
- Bring hand sanitizer. After all, this is a hands-on museum.
- Snack time. There's a small sandwich shop and a few vending machines for a light lunch or snack.
Just the Facts
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Fees: Under $10
Reviews of Children's Museum of Memphis
By asorsoleil79 January 27, 2010
What we loved:
Kroger was cool.
What we didn't love:
Wasnt worth the price...not as advertised
My sister and I took 5 kids between 1 and 9 years old in November. The 4 year olds enjoyed it, the 7 and 9 year olds were bored and there wasnt much for the 1 year old to do.br/I had gone to the website prior to driving the 1 and a half to get there and the price said $8 and when I got there it was $10. I also say on the website a human heart that the kids could play in and explore...that was no longer at the museum when we got there.br/There was a school at the museum the day we went of children too old for the museum and they were pushing the smaller children out of the way. Also, at lunchtime we went to the cafe which is just vending machines and a Dominos pizza counter the website gave the impression it had other food choices...luckily we had stashed a few sandwiches for the kids in the diaper bag because the school had taken all the pizza by Noon...which left pop, candy and chips from the vending machines.br/Some of the exhibits were neat but overall I was disappointed with the museum and feel $10 a person is too expensive for what they offer. Read More