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“Great morning activity!”

Children's Museum of Memphis
Ranked #25 of 154 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Children's museum featuring a kid-sized city where kids run things while parents sit back and watch.
Jackson, Miss.
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442 reviews
209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
“Great morning activity!”
Reviewed June 13, 2011

On a recent trip to Memphis, our Saturday morning found us up and at 'em for a fun-filled trip to the Children's Museum. We arrived promptly at 9 a.m. (when it opened), enjoyed free on-site parking, and paid our $30 (total) to get in.

My 3-year-old son immediately noticed the big FedEx plane to the right of the museum entrance, so our first stop was a stint as pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit. We explored the Mississippi river exhibit, then spent some time checking out groceries at the mini-Kroger before heading into educational exhibits about dentistry, auto mechanics, and more!

Little man loved the fire truck and police car, and we spent a good while on the "stage" where you can be in your own music video. (He loved seeing himself on TV!) He also really loved the construction area, where you can climb through a "house" in construction, connect different bits of PVC pipe together, and practice drawing blueprints. Then, it was off to build structures with wood slats and see how far your paper airplanes would fly in another exhibit.

We finished up in the Wizard of Oz section, where we practiced putting the stuffed scarecrow back together and tried on wild Ozian hats. A trip to the museum store for a puzzle and a little yellow car rounded out the visit, and we were back at our hotel for lunch and a nap a short while later. This was a GREAT morning activity, and easily do-able in a good half day or so.

Visited April 2011
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Jackson, Mississippi
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“Great place for the family”
Reviewed February 25, 2011

We have 3 children and this is always a place we visit when we come to Memphis. Great exhibits! Great value and safe for all ages- even us big kids.

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Memphis
2 reviews
“Best Place for Kids!!”
Reviewed November 2, 2010

The Children's Museum of Memphis is a great place for kids and adults. Kids can roam around in a child friendly place that is made jsut for them. There are soamny activities that noone could name them all. There so many educational activites for the kids. And ther is a great gift sjop at the end. You can certainly make this an all day event or a short trip.. Your choice!

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Tennessee
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“Neat, but pricey!”
Reviewed February 27, 2008

As Memphians, we have taken our children to the Children's Museum a handful of times. For visitors, it is a neat place to go but you need to know some basics. It is not a large museum. We have been to children's museums in other cities that were multi-level. This is not one of those museums. Also, it is pricey. All children over age 1 must pay-even my 2 year old who can't really do very much there yet. Sometimes, the website has coupons to print out. If you are going, check that first. The other problem is the large amounts pf public schools who have field trips there. Sometimes, the place is literally overrun with elementary age children without supervision. I would suggest calling before you go to see how many school groups are going to be there that day.

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Pflugerville, TX
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“Family Fun!”
Reviewed September 12, 2007

We had a great time exploring all of the different exhibits. Both of my children, 3 1/2 and 18 months enjoyed themselves, as did Mommy & Daddy. It is a fun place to spend a few hours. No food or drink permitted inside, but plenty of picnic tables outside, and just show your receipt and you can come and go all day long.

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