Children's Museum of Memphis, Memphis

4.4
#4 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Tennessee
Hands-on interactive museum with 21 exhibits - from a tornado to honeybees to airplane to karaoke - lots to do with kids 1-12 and their families! *(All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompained by a child during their visit.)
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  • I live in Memphis and have been to the Children's Museum lots of times. I remember having heaps of fun when I was little, but there is not much to do for older children. I took my cousins back recentl...  more »
  • My young children love this place! The new carousel and funky outdoor basketball areas are very nice. They also love many of the spaces inside, but I agree with others that a bit of maintenance or ren...  more »
  • We have avoided going for 3 years due to the expense of the museum ($15/person ages 1-100, $20/person including outdoor splash area, + $3/person carousel and $4 parking) but we were gifted a membershi...  more »
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  • This place is awesome for my 2 year old! It is so much better than 20 years ago when i was a kid. We had such a blast and there's even an enclosed area for children under 5. I love the outdoor play area. I love the interactive exhibits. My son loves the birds and the disco room! He also enjoyed the fire truck. It's THE place to go when the weather is too extreme, and worth getting a year membership for you and your little one.
  • Pretty good. It would help if the staff walking around would help explain how some of the stuff works. The fishing stream just had a bunch of magnetic fish piled up at the end. No one (out of a big crowd) could figure out what was supposed to happen.
  • We went to the museum while visiting some family in Memphis. We were so impressed that we bought a membership to use next time we visit. Our 2.5 year old had a blast in the under 4 area, but also enjoyed the exhibits geared toward older kids. The splash pad was a big hit. We're looking forward to seeing the carousel when it is restored. I was especially impressed with the cleanliness of all of the facilities, and the staff was very friendly.
  • A fun place for children to play and learn while doing it. Indoor and outdoor play areas. Kids will love this place and parents too!
  • We were able to enjoy the museum with our 2 & 1 year old nieces. So much fun for them especially in the shopping center and area for younger kids. But there was a lot more to do and we would be able to come back and stay busy as they get older.

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