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.


We have fun CMOM-themed merchandise available for online purchase and in our gift shop. Take home a fun souvenir of your favorite children’s museum.


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. CMOM does not currently sell tickets with Reciprocal Network benefits online, but you can purchase your discounted ticket at the admissions desk when you arrive. If you are not sure if your children’s museum participates in the program, the Association of Children’s Museums provides a comprehensive online list.
  • 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.
  • Are strollers or wagons allowed in the museum?
    Yes. There are several storage corrals within the museum for your convenience.
  • Do you have a private breastfeeding room?
    Yes, ask a staff member to give you access to the room.
  • Is there any place to eat in the museum?
    Vending: There are healthy snack choices in the vending area located in the museum.
    Picnics: Pack a lunch and enjoy dining al fresco at the picnic areas or dedicated areas inside the museum.
    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.




9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays.

H2Oh! Splash Park, Bubble Gardens, and Dinosaur Dig are open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The museum is closed:
Mother’s Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

On occasion, we may close due to high traffic for neighboring sporting events. Please check our homepage for any updates.


Ages 1-100: $16
Younger than 1: Free
Members: Free

General admission includes: museum exhibits, PlaySpace, and Bankshot™ Basketball

Carousel tickets can be added on to your general museum admission fee.
Ages 1-100: $3/ride
Younger than 1: Free
Members: Free

Seasonal Combo: $21
Includes general museum admission, H2Oh! Splash Park and Dinosaur Dig
Members: Free

Purchase tickets in the main lobby.


Non-members: $4
Members: Free