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 fostering child development through interactive exhibits and programs designed to support enriched early learning in the domains identified by the United States Department of Education as key to school readiness and success:

  • Fine arts
  • Language and literacy
  • Cognition, general knowledge, math, and science
  • Approaches to learning
  • Physical wellbeing and motor skills
  • Social and emotional competencies

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 Arts Commission
Tennessee Association of Museums
Tennessee Department of Tourism