Our Mission

The Children’s Museum of Memphis inspires children to explore, imagine, and create – growing minds and filling them with endless possibilities.

Incorporated in 1987, the museum is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization focusing on children’s development through exhibits and programs designed to support early learning.

Our Core Values

  • The intersection of play and hands-on learning
  • A positive impact on the community
  • A positive family experience
  • A complement to classroom education
  • Inclusiveness
  • Excellent customer service
  • Nurturing appropriate partnerships in the community
  • Following the best practices of the children’s museums field

CMOM Affiliations

American Alliance of Museums
Association of Children’s Museums
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Greater Memphis Chamber
Memphis Tourism
Metro Memphis Attractions Association
Momentum Nonprofit Partners
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Carousel Association
Tennessee Association of Museums
Tennessee Department of Tourism