Educational play is just a visit away.
Kid-friendly environment. Brain-shaping results.
For the price of admission, your family can spend the entire day in the award-winning Children’s Museum of Memphis, where learning is child’s play. Children lose themselves in the world of playful learning at dozens of interactive exhibits.
Let us be a partner in shaping your child’s future story.
Conveniently located on the corner of Central Avenue and Hollywood on the grounds of the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium with ample parking.
- What is the targeted age range for the museum?
Ages 2 – 10
- Can I visit the museum if I do not have a child with me?
To visit the museum, you must be accompanied by a child. Unaccompanied adults wishing to ride the carousel require an appointment. Please call ahead to make prior arrangements with a member of CMOM staff.
- Is there a dress code?
Family-friendly attire is always welcome.
- Why do you stamp our hands?
The stamp represents the admission package you’ve purchased.
- Why do adults need an admission ticket?
Admissions only cover a portion of your visit to the museum. The rest of the museum’s operating money is raised through grants, sponsorships, and generous donations.
- Do you offer discounted admissions?
If you are a member of another children’s museum, you may be eligible for a 50% discount. The Association of Children’s Museums provides a comprehensive list of participating museums.
- Where do we pay for parking?
Your parking is purchased at the admissions desk.
- How many times can you ride the carousel per token?
One carousel ride per token.
- How often does the carousel run?
The carousel runs on the quarter hour.
- What time is the last carousel ride?
The last carousel ride is at 4:45 pm daily.
- What are the hours of Doodlebug Studio?
The studio is open from 10 am – 4 pm daily.
- Are strollers or wagons allowed in the museum?
Yes. There are several storage corrals within the museum for your convenience.
- Is there any place to eat in the museum?
Vending: There are healthy snack choices in the vending area located in the Kid’s Café.
Picnics: Pack a lunch and enjoy dining al fresco at the picnic areas or inside the Kid’s Café.
Food delivery services: An easy option is to use a local food delivery service.
Off-campus dining: With over 100 bbq joints alone, Memphis has options to satisfy your family’s culinary cravings. Your admission is good for the whole day so enjoy dining in a nearby restaurant then show your receipt for reentry.
- What if I can’t afford to pay admission?
Families with limited resources can apply for the Yes, Every Child program which grants a subsidized membership for one year. These memberships are made possible through the generous donations of friends of the museum. Download the application.
- What is your photo / video policy in the museum?
Each person entering CMOM grants the museum permission to photograph, videotape, record or otherwise reproduce the image and/or voice of that person and all accompanying minors, without compensation, for the museum’s marketing efforts. If you do not wish to participate, please ask the front desk for a red wristband to opt out.