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Friends of the Pink Palace

Become a Member of the Friends

The Friends of the Museum of Science & History - Pink Palace is a volunteer organization formed in 1968.  Our mission is to provide volunteers, financial support and enhancement of community awareness of the Pink Palace Family of Museums. The Friends welcome both male and female members.

The Museum of Science & History - Pink Palace consists of seven facilities: 

  • The Museum
  • Giant Screen Theater
  • AutoZone Dome at the Sharpe Planetarium
  • Lichterman Nature Center
  • Mallory-Neely House
  • Magevney House

The diversity of these facilities allows Friends members to participate in a variety of activities. 

Throughout the year the Friends prepare for several fund raising events, including Stomp in the Swamp and the Pink Palace Crafts Fair.  Our homemade donuts and the outstanding juried and demonstrating craftsmen make our award-winning Crafts Fair a popular and anticipated community event. 


The Friends meet at the Pink Palace Museum on the 4th Tuesday of each month – August through May.  For the convenience of our professional members, there are two meetings a year held at night.  They are welcome at our day meetings as well. 

“How much time will I have to volunteer to be a Friend?”

Not as much as you think.  We’re sure that we have several opportunities that will interest you. Everyone has an expertise in some area  - cooking, organizing or decorating for a party, preparing for a  plant sale, getting donations or sponsors, helping with mailings, docents, working special events,  volunteering in the museums, helping with an auction and much more. 

How to Join

For more information call the Friends of the Pink Palace at 901-636-2408 or fill out the contact us form to the left.

If you would like to join you can over the phone or by downloading and mailing back the Application along with the $60 initial membership fee. These dues include an Individual Level PPFM membership, a Friends' apron to wear at the Crafts Fair, and his or her first spring luncheon. After the first year dues are $40 and still include a yearly membership to the Museum. 

Friends of the Pink Palace
3050 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN  38111