Children’s Museum of Memphis

More than 30 interactive exhibits including an outdoor splash park await at this Memphis, Tennessee, museum dedicated to the art of learning through play. 

Child playing with giant chess set at Children's Museum Of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee (photo by Disciple Photo)

Little ones can take a seat in the cockpit of a FedEx plane and man the controls at Engine House 18 in this imaginative space where kids rule the world. With more than 30 interactive exhibits to explore, the Children’s Museum of Memphis houses both indoor and outdoor spaces that inspire little ones to learn through play.

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, head out to the H2Oh! Splash Park to soak in 7,700 square feet of geysers and sprayers or learn how air flows and moves things in the American Airways exhibit that gives a kid-friendly introduction to aerodynamics.

Embrace imagination at Build-a-Brik before checking out the Kid’s Market and Deli where children select pretend groceries and add up the cost at the register. For an extra dose of imagination, kids can experience a pint-size version of what it would be like to step out onto the Orpheum stage at Role Play Theater. 2525 Central Ave., Memphis, Tennessee 38104, 901/458-2678,