Educational play is just a visit away.

Kid-friendly environment. Brain-shaping results.

For the price of admission, you 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
  • 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 allowed in the museum?
    Yes. There are several stroller 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.




9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

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

The museum is closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day and 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: $15
Younger than 1: Free
Members: Free

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

Carousel tickets sold separately.
Ages 1-100: $3/ride
Younger than 1: Free
Members: Free

Seasonal Combo: $20
Includes general museum admission, H2Oh! Splash Park and Dinosaur Dig
Members: Free

Purchase tickets in the main lobby.


Non-members: $4
Members: Free