Children's Museum, Memphis
Children play to learn and adults learn to play again at The Children’s Museum of Memphis! Packed with quality informal learning experiences that are both fun and educational, the hands-on, interactive exhibits allow children to discover science, math, health, art and more – in a fun new way. Bring your imagination and create memories to last a lifetime!
Children take to the air in Going Places. There’s a flight simulator, air traffic control tower, hot air balloon, wind tunnel and a real airplane cockpit to explore. Kids go on a trip down the Mississippi River in WaterWORKS! Experiment with the flow of water in a 50-foot model of the mighty river, build a bridge, study real honeybees and see it “rain” inside. Learn how your body works in Growing Healthy. Climb through the arteries of a giant heart, ride a bicycle on Mars or the Great Wall of China, and perform surgery in a hospital. Visual and performing arts are explored in Art Smart. Become a “star” on stage, paint, sculpt and draw in the art studio, and weave colorful patterns on a loom.
Cityscape is a miniature city for children. Climb aboard a real fire engine, become a dentist, go through a vertical maze, shop for groceries, drive a van, exercise by dancing, cash a check and more. Special traveling exhibits are featured every 3-4 months. Call 901-458-2678 or visit www.cmom.com for details.
I haven't actually been to the Children's Museum since I was a child myself, & it was new then. I don't remember much about it, but it was fun. Kids will love this place. They will learn a lot, and it's all while they play.