The Children's Museum which is located in the heart of Memphis is a museum built special for the children to gives them an unforgettable experience through playing in the museum. The museum was first built in 1987 to support early learning. Not only that children are playing here, they will also get so many knowledges to help them in the process of brain-shaping.
An Exciting Tour in The Children's Museum
1. Doodlebug Studio
Doodlebug Studio is basically a small art-studio purposedly made for children to explore their creativity. In the Doodlebug Studio, children are expected to show their creativity, confidence, problem-solving skills, patience, and many more skills through the artwork. One thing that your children can do here is making their own artwork and take it home as their present.
2. Story Time in The Nook Book
In the Story Time in The Nook Book, children will actively participate in the process of story-telling. The Story Time in The Nook Book tried to make students increase their attention span and practice auditory processing. Through the story, the instructor tried to bring out and built the love for books in children's mind. It is very recommended for the children who are in the time of learning how to read.
3. Science Saturday
Science Saturday is a very interesting activity for children on the age of 5-6 years old. In the Science Saturday, children will involve in a simple scientific explorations. The Science Saturday tried to bring out the active exploration, thinking, and reasoning skills in children's brain. By getting involve in the scientific explorations, children can also built their ability on making sense of the natural, social, physical, and material worlds.
4. The Countdown
The Countdown is an activity where children will practice their counting ability. The Countdown will be held every Fridays. Inside The Countdown, children will learn and also solve some simple counting questions or problems. After the children are succesful on counting the questions, then they will celebrate it through a countdown for the presents.
5. Creative Movement
This activity is perfect for children who like to dance. Not only children, parents are also allowed to enjoy the activities inside Creative Movement. Inside Creative Movement, participants will be expected to perform on the stage while the instructor play the music. Things that your children can do here is dancing, singing, and perform everything with the helps of music. Through all that activities, it can build your children's confidence and also train their body to move.
6. Toddler Sensory Play
Toddler Sensory Play is designed purposedly for children under the age of 4. In a less crowded area, toddlers will be trained to practice their sensitivity in senses like sight, touch, smell, balance, movement, and hearing. This activity also provides exploration for the toddlers and will naturally encourage toddlers to practice their ability on using scientific processes while they play.
How to Get Tickets?
If you are planning to visit The Children's Museum, you can directly buy the ticket from the ticket booth. The tickets fare for people on the ages of 1-100 are USD 15. Children under the age of 1 will be free of charge and for members, you can also enter the museum freely.
How To Get Around?
To get around The Children's Museum it is best to go on foot because you will have an indoor tour and you will also get to move to another place in a fast pace.
What Should I Wear?
To have some tours around The Children's Museum, it recommended to wear a family-friendly attire. Also, wear comfortable shoes so that you can walk around the complex in comfort.
Best Time to Visit
The Children's Museum is open from 9 am to 5pm in 7 days a week. It is recommended to visit the museum between noon and afternoon because you will get a less crowded museum and it will be very convenient for you if you want to walk around the museum while carrying your children on the stroller.
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Will I Need a Guide?
No, you don't need any guide and all the detailed information for your tour is available on this site.
How To Get There?
If you are planning to visit Ho Chi Minh Square, it is recommended to go there by car or taxi. It will take around 20 minutes of driving from the center Memphis via Poplar Ave. If you are planning to go to The Children's Museum by your own car, make sure that you have prepared money for the parking ticket. The parking ticket is USD 4.
There are many things that children can enjoy other than the things that are stated above. Children can play in the water in H2Oh! Splash Park and also get to the wild world of Dinosaur Dig. If you want your children to practice their body's flexibility, take your children to the Zumba Dance class as well.