Location & Hours



Visitor Info

Lichterman Nature Center is located in the heart of metropolitan Memphis, featuring exciting exhibits, native wildflowers and trees, and a tradition of excellence.

According to the laws of Tennessee, it is illegal to rehabilitate native wild animals without a permit from the state. An additional federal permit is required to rehabilitate birds. It is illegal to possess native wildlife as pets

Lichterman Nature Center does not maintain state or federal rehabilitation permits. As a result, the Nature Center cannot accept any live or injured animals

Here are some resources for additional information about wildlife rehabilitation and nuisance animals:

Information on injured/orphaned animals.

Non Profit & Government Agencies:

Mammals and Reptiles:
Tennessee residents: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Mississippi residents: Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc.

Arkansas residents: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission list of rehabilitators


Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN 38119 

Nature.Reservations [at] memphistn [dot] gov

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Phone: 901.636.2211
Fax: 901.682.3050


We are temporarily closed.


Members - Free
-CHILD (3-12)                   
$8.00-SENIOR (60+)                   
$9.00-ADULT (13-59)
Children 2 and under - FREE

Admission to Lichterman Nature Center is free to the public Tuesdays from 1:00 until closing. 

We are proud to participate in Blue Star Museums, where we offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. For more information, click here.