Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Kids rejoice! At this museum, you're supposed to touch everything! Hands-on, interactive exhibits and activities for children are the focus here. Exhibit topics range from waterworks to health, recycling to house construction, money to transportation. The special theater area has costumes and puppets for performing plays, as well as painting, sculpting, and weaving. Transportation exhibits have a motion simulator, hot air balloon, even a mini-van that kids can "drive" and "repair." A splash / play area opened in 2013, adding an extra dash of fun, weather permitting. One of the most popular exhibits is the Skyscraper – a multi-level, vertical maze for kids over four. Tots have their very own Playscape – with a toddler-size treehouse, and a host of other stuff for little ones to explore. A small cafe and brown bag area, and a gift shop are also on the premises.
2525 Central Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
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Things to Do with Kids, Museums: "Splash park admission is an add-on for all visitors, from $4 and up."
Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: With it's education-disguised-as-fun exhibits, your kids will never want to leave the Children's Museum.
Best for Museums Because: Besides the Zoo, this is the best kid-focused attraction in the city.