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Lictherman Nature Center Plant Sale

April 16, 2021 | Open Now -May 29
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Get Growing this Spring

Beautify your garden with hearty, healthy plants grown right here in Memphis by horticulture experts. Thousands of plants are available for sale at Lichterman Nature Center via online ordering. All plants are propagated onsite using environmentally sustainable horticultural practices, and potted in 100% recycled growing containers.   

Volunteers Needed

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Bird Talk & Walk Series - Purple Martins

May 8, 2021 | 9am - 10:30am: May 8, 15, 22, 29 & June 5

Saturdays – May 8, 15, 22, 29 & June 5                            

Purple Martins, birds that winter in Brazil, are back at Lichterman Nature Center!  Join us for this 90-minute program to learn more about this species and help monitor their nests. Plus, we will take a walk around the lake to see what other birds we can see and hear. This is a great opportunity for birding beginners and experienced birders as well. Binoculars available to borrow.  

Age 12 - Adult

Limit 10 per group.

Cost: $10


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Fling into Spring Tea Party at the Mallory-Neely House

May 22, 2021 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Fling into Spring with our tea party at the Mallory-Neely House Museum. Join us for some fun in the sun as we have a tea party with light snacks and sweets. The first floor will be open to tour. After you have finished with your tea, enjoy learning about the language of the flowers while planting and decorating your own little succulent.

Rain date will be May 29th.

20 person capacity 

Cost:    Adult $25 / Child $15


For more information, please contact Taylor Hopkins at 901-523-1484 or taylor.hopkins [at] memphistn [dot] gov




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Camp Lichterman Polliwogs Pre-K Camp

June 14, 2021 | 9am - 12pm
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Polliwogs have more fun!  Swim on over to Camp Lichterman this summer to enjoy free play on forested trails, live animal encounters, nature stories and crafts daily.  Polliwogs will enjoy catching bugs with nets, playing in a mini Pre-K playscape, digging in the dirt, and netting tadpoles from the lake.  Bring your Polliwog to Camp Lichterman for some natural fun right in the heart of Memphis. 

Ages: 4-5 years (have not attended Kindergarten)

Maximum - 20 campers/camp week (2 groups of 10 for 1:10 Teacher/Student ratio)

Minimum - 10 campers  

Times: 9 am – 12 pm (Monday through Friday)


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Camp Lichterman Nature Explorers Camps

June 21, 2021 | 9am - 3pm - Three Sessions: Session 1 begins June 21
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Walk on the wild side this summer at Camp Lichterman

Fly over to Nature Explorers Camps this summer to enjoy nature walks, live animal encounters, STEM projects, nature games and natural crafts to satisfy the nature and outdoor loving camper.  Use nets to catch butterflies, learn about native plants and animals, pretend you are a black bear living in the woods, and grow your own Earth baby during these fun-filled camps.  Enjoy the great outdoors this summer right in the heart of Memphis at Lichterman Nature Center.


Session 1 - June 21 - 25, 2021  - FILLED / NO SPACES AVAILABLE

Session 2 - June 28 – July 2, 2021 - FILLED / NO SPACES AVAILABLE

Session 3 - July 5 – 9, 2021 - FILLED / NO SPACES AVAILABLE



Ages: 5 – 13 years

Three age groups: 5-7 years;  8-10 years;  11-13 years

Maximum - 30 campers/camp week (3 groups of 10 for 1:10 Teacher/Student ratio)



Camp - 9am – 3 pm

Before Care - 7:30am – 9am

After Care - 3pm - 6pm



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