Children's Museum of Memphis
This attraction encourages the curiosity and imagination of children and their families through interactive exhibitions, programs and resources that help demystify the arts, sciences, humanities and technology.
C.T.I. IMAX Theater
The Crew Training International IMAX Theater is the only IMAX Theater in the Mid-South.
Experience the excitement that only IMAX® can deliver. It's a motion picture experience that totally immerses the viewer. With a screen four (4) stories high, our IMAX experience makes visitors feel as if they are part of the action. In addition, the six (6) channel IMAX DIGITAL surround sound system will transport you into the ultimate film experience. For more information go to C.T.I. IMAX Theater website
C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa
This national historic landmark is located on a 187 acre tract of land in southwest Memphis, Tennessee and is home to the C.H. Nash Museum and associated collections and research facilities as well as a reconstructed 15th century Native American village located on an actual archaeological site, now known as Chucalissa.
Take a step back in time to explore the culture of a people who flourished before the first Europeans set foot in the Mississippi Valley. Learn about the lives of these people by strolling through a reconstructed village, observing demonstrations, absorbing the history in the museum displays, or by participating in the archaeological process (upon availability). Afterwards relax and enjoy a picnic on site and wander the trails of the Chickasaw bluff. Chucalissa is the perfect spot for the scholar or the family.
National Civil Rights Museum
The National Civil Rights Museum offers the first and only comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement in exhibit form. It is an educational institution designed to help visitors understand the civil rights movement and how this movement impacted movements for social rights worldwide. Museum visitors experience the sights, sounds, and emotions of the movement through its exhibits and programs.
The Museum houses over 10,000 square feet of permanent exhibits, an auditorium, a courtyard for dramatic presentations, a changing gallery, a gift shop, and staff offices. The Museum's permanent exhibition provides a timeline that chronicles the history of the civil rights struggle in America. Visitors to the Museum leave with a better understanding of the seminal events that shaped the movement.
This small, white clapboard cottage was built in the 1830's and was home to Irish immigrant, Eugene Magevney. Typical of pre-Civil War, middle-class homes, it is furnished as it might have been in 1850 and features several personal possessions of the Magevney family, including a desk bureau and other antiquities. A kitchen garden is found behind the house. The house is one of the city's oldest remaining residences.
Temporarily closed - until further notice - to visitors. Please accept our apology for any inconveniences. Please call 901-523-1484 for further information. For more information go to Magevney House Website
Built in 1852, the 25-room home contains stenciled and hand painted ceilings, parquet flooring, and stained-glass windows purchased at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The Mallory-Neely House is the only historic property in Memphis to retain most of its original furnishings. For more information go to Mallory-Neely House website
Lichterman Nature Center
The Lichterman Nature Center has the following attractions:
Pink Palace Museum
- Nature Store
- Special Events Pavillion
- Greenhouse and Head House
- Nature trails
- New lake boardwalks
- Two teaching pavillions
- Backyard Wildlife Center
The Pink Palace Museum is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Southeast. You can walk through a replica of the first self-service grocery store in the country, Clarence Saunders' Piggly Wiggly. Explore the cultural and natural history of the Mid-South through exciting exhibits, dioramas, and audio-visuals. Trace Memphis' development from the time of Spanish explorers through the Civil War and the yellow fever epidemics. Learn from the award-winning medical exhibit how health care grew to be Memphis'largest industry.
You will also see how dinosaurs and fossils dramatically chronicle our ever-changing planet. The Museum also hosts a number of touring exhibits for you to see and experience throughout the year.For more information go to Pink Palace Museum Website
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 Planetarium, a 130-seat theater-in-the-round, uses planetarium technology to project star fields, visual images and patterns on a domed ceiling. Augmented by a superb sound system, the Planetarium programs are a treat for the eyes and ears.
The Sharpe Planetarium is now open Tuesday through Saturday.
For more information go to Sharpe Planetarium's Website
Fire Museum of Memphis
If you've ever wanted to follow a fire truck or slide down a brass firehouse pole, if you agree that firefighters are a brave and dedicated band of public servants, and if you realize that deadly fires affect us all, then please come and visit. Because the finest Fire Museum in the nation is in Memphis, Tennessee.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is home to the region's most comprehensive collection of fine and decorative arts. In addition to our permanent holdings, which span from antiquity to the present day, Brooks presents significant changing exhibitions and related educational programs throughout the year. Everything at Brooks combines to fulfill the museum's mission of helping every visitor discover and learn about the fascinating world of the visual arts.
National Ornamental Metal Museum
This is the only museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to the exhibition and preservation of fine metalwork. Visitors to the museum are invited to enjoy a tour of the galleries and sculpture garden, shop in the gift store, and visit our working smithy where classes are regularly offered.
The Rock n Soul Museum in Memphis
The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum's exhibition about the birth of rock and soul music, created by the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world.
Located at 191 Beale St. & Hwy 61 at FedExForum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, located at the original site of Stax Records, pays tribute to all of the artists who recorded there with a rare and amazing collection of more than 2,000 interactive exhibits, films, artifacts, items of memorabilia, and galleries designed to keep Stax alive forever. Because it is the only soul music museum in the world, it also spotlights America's other major soul music pioneers, including the sounds of Muscle Shoals, Motown, Hi, and Atlantic Records, spotlighting the contributions of such soul pioneers as Ike & Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, The Jackson Five, Ann Peebles, Al Green, Sam Cooke, James Brown, Ray Charles, and many others. Come and Explore Stax Museum!