Location & Hours




Bicentennial History Hikes at Lichterman Nature Center

May 21, 2019 | Tuesdays at 2pm
Lichterman Tree Trail

Join us for our Bicentennial History Hikes at Lichterman Nature Center Tuesdays at 2pm. No fee. Meet at the Guest Services Desk in the Visitor Center.

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FREE Lunch Time Yoga Mondays for Pink Palace Family of Museums and YMCA Members

December 3, 2019 | Mondays 11 am - 12 pm

Mondays 11 am - 12 pm

Come enjoy a great workout in a beautiful  & relaxing atmosphere!  We will practice outdoors when the season/weather permits.

Open free of charge to members of the Pink Palace Family of Museums and/or the YMCA. 

Bring a mat. Classes held rain or shine. Meet at the Welcome Center.

Pink Palace Family of Museums Members, call 901-636-2221, or email reservations at nature.reservations [at] memphistn [dot] gov to reserve your spot.

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The Birds and the Seeds Winter Workshops and Seed Swap

January 25, 2020 | 10am - 2pm
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If you are into birdwatching and gardening, you won’t want to miss the Lichterman Nature Center’s The Birds & Seeds: Winter Workshops and Seed Swap January 25, 2020. Visitors will be able to swap seeds with each other and learn from birdwatching and gardening experts. 

Activities for the event will include: 

Seed Swap & seed giveaways


Birdwatching and gardening experts on hand to answer your questions

Beginner bird watching seminar

Owl pellet dissection* and seed starting activity stations

Cooking demos & children’s activities

Tool sharpening*

Birding from the balcony

Free admission*

*Fees for tool sharpening, plant purchases & owl pellet dissection

Grab a lab coat and experiment with nature at Lichterman Nature Center!  

Free admission* 



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Breakfast with the Birds

January 25, 2020 | January 25th & 26th 7:30 - 9:30am

Breakfast with the Birds 

Saturday, January 25, 2020 & Sunday, January 26th

Time 7:30a.m. -9:30a.m.


Enjoy a delicious breakfast overlooking Mertie’s Lake.

Fun birding basics followed by a guided bird walk through lake, meadow & forest trails.

Loaner binoculars available. Limited seating & small groups on the walk: advance ticket purchases highly recommended!

Tickets: $25/person   Call 901-636-2221 for reservations or more information

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Art is for the Birds! Art of The Explanation Contest

January 25, 2020

ART IS FOR THE BIRDS!! Enter your original mixed media piece following the theme: The Birds and Seeds to participate in the second annual Art with an Explanation Contest at Lichterman Nature Center.  Be creative!  All mixed media pieces accepted from beads to coffee grounds to recycled materials to watercolors to sketch art. 

Go wild and fly high because the sky is the limit!! 

The second annual Art with an Explanation Contest will be held at Lichterman Nature Center with art exhibit and awards presentation at The Birds and Seeds Event on Saturday, January 25, 2020 AT 10AM.  Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winner(s).  Individual and group projects welcome.

All participants must be current 6th – 8th grade students and only one entry per individual or group may be entered into the contest.

AWARDS:   1st = $100     2nd = $75       3rd = $50  

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Camp Lichterman Spring Break STEM Camp

March 16, 2020 | March 16 - 20, 2020
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Grab a lab coat and experiment with nature at Lichterman Nature Center this Spring Break! Meet live animals and hike in nature while participating in true experimental science. Discover why leaves change colors in the fall.  Figure out “who ate the sandwich” by using forensic techniques to catch the culprit. Engineer the best contraption to protect the egg before the BIG drop from the observation deck. Gross out by making slime and dissecting owl pellets. Meet a scientist from a different STEM field every day. Come over to the wild side of science and test that hypothesis! 

For registration forms and information, please visit www.memphismuseums.org or call reservations at 901-636-2221, nature.reservations [at] memphistn [dot] gov or camp director, Dr. Dawn Manning at 901-636-2226 dawn.manning [at] memphistn [dot] gov

Click here  for registration form. 

*Before and After Care is available.


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