Exploring the Power of Play at the Children’s Museum

Kids these days crave experiences – and museums know this. Their mission is to create memorable learning experiences through hands-on exhibits and programs. More by clicking here.

The Children’s Museum of Memphis TN has a lot to offer. Here are just a few of their most popular exhibits:

1. Going Places

Kids will love flying into a real airplane cockpit or loading packages onto the FedEx conveyor belt in CMOM’s “Going Places” exhibit. It’s the first time the museum has utilized the Boeing 727 cockpit that’s been dormant on its front lawn since 1992!

The new exhibits are designed to attract older children without being too advanced for younger ones. They also include a stage for future thespians and an art room where they can paint and sculpt.

2. WaterWORKS

WaterWORKS is a multi-faceted, interactive exhibit that encourages children to explore the power of play. It brings to life the physical properties of water while examining buoyancy, gravity, and flow dynamics.

The exhibit includes a 25-foot model of the Mississippi River complete with miniature boats and barges, which kids can use to build levees, and bridges and change the speed and direction of the water. It also has a glassed-in Rain Room that simulates a shower of water from a cloud.

3. The City

With its education-disguised-as-fun exhibits, the Children’s Museum of Memphis TN is a place where kids will feel like they’re getting a lesson, but you’ll be amazed how much fun they’re having!

The city is filled with a variety of interactive displays where youngsters can assemble and re-assemble giant multi-colored letter blocks, build an erector set, or make a light-up card. They can also learn about flight and transportation in the airplane cockpit or load real packages on a FedEx conveyor system.

It’s all part of the CMoM’s mission to provide playful learning opportunities for everyone. They’re committed to building community outreach and making playful learning accessible for all kids, regardless of their families income levels.

4. Airplane Cockpit

The Airplane Cockpit at the Children’s Museum of Memphis TN is one of many interactive and educational exhibits. Permanent displays include a skyscraper maze, an airplane cockpit (donated by FedEx), a fire engine, an art studio, a grocery store, and, most recently, a mechanic’s garage sponsored by AutoZone.

While Memphis is best known as the home of Elvis Presley, this city has a long history of defining music styles. For that reason, it’s no surprise that the town is also a hotbed of cultural museums that pay homage to its rich musical past. Visit another area in town here.

5. AutoZone’s Garage

Kids can pump gas, change a tire or take the wheel in a real-life car. They can also learn the rules of the road and take a spin around a race track.

The Children’s Museum of Memphis TN has a number of hands-on displays that keep young visitors busy for hours on end. There’s a rock wall, a sand pit, and an art studio to name a few. The museum even has a nifty carousel when it’s too cold to play outdoors. CMoM aims to make playful learning accessible to all with programs like free one-year memberships for preschoolers and weekend specials on classes, activities, and events.

6. Art Studio

The Art Studio is an interactive and facilitated space for kids to express themselves creatively. Designed by internationally-renowned artist Hebru Brantley, it is an immersive narrative-driven experience that allows littles to “soar” through their imagination.

The goal is to create a safe environment where kids can experiment with a variety of art forms and techniques, from painting and drawing to sculpting and 3-D building. The studio also includes stations where kids can learn about local artists and career options.

7. H2Oh! Splash Park

CMOM, or Children’s Museum of Memphis, is a great place for kids to explore their imagination and curiosity through the power of play. Its mission is to create memorable learning experiences through the joy of play in hands-on exhibits and programs.

In addition to a number of indoor and outdoor exhibits, CMOM also offers a splash park. Unlike your typical splash pad, this garden-themed one is filled with 40 sprayers in the form of flowers, leaves, jet streams, and everything else under the sun. Continue reading about the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.



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