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Museum Day Camps September 23 - April 14, 2021

September 23, 2020 | September 23 - April 14, 2021

SEPTEMBER 23, 2020                                    

AM: Great Barrier Reef, Race to the End oft he Earth, Coral Reef Lab

PM:  Our Sky Tonight, Natural Science Galleries front half, NISENet Earth and Space Activities

OCTOBER 21, 2020                                      

AM: Dinos of Antarctica, Fossils Gallery, I Dig Dinos Lab

PM: Astronaut, Tiger Hoops, Fit Kids Lab

NOVEMBER 18, 2020                                

AM: America’s Musical Journey, Mansion Galleries, Sound Science lab

PM: Earth Moon & Sun, History Galleries, Native Americans of the MidSouth lab

FEBRUARY 17, 2021                                     

AM: Tiny Giants, Mammals Gallery, Animal Ambassadors program from LNC

PM:  Follow the Drinking Gourd, African American History Trail, Circus Gallery

MARCH 10, 2021                                      

AM: Journetohe South Pacific, Prehistoric Ocean Gallery, Whales or Sharks lab

PM:  Firefall, Dinos in Motion Activity

APRIL 14, 2021                                          

AM: Dream Big, Piggly Wiggly and the Country Store, Engineering Lab

PM:  Perfect Little Planet, Geology Gallery, Rocks and Minerals Lab

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Crafts Fair Pop Up Shop

September 25, 2020 | Friday & Saturday - 10:30 am - 5pm - Sunday - Noon -5pm
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Crafts Fair Pop Up Shop

While the Pink Palace Crafts Fair and Cooper-Young Festival were cancelled this year due to the COVID pandemic, that doesn’t mean you can’t shop for one-of-a-kind art and handmade crafts from local artists and craftspeople. Brought to you by the Museum and Memphis Modern Market, the Crafts Fair Pop Up Shop features the creations of artists and brands from Memphis and the surrounding areas.  From paintings and home decor to jewelry and candles, we are bringing the best of Memphis makers to you in a socially distanced pop up experience.

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Community Scavenger Hunts - Public Art

September 26, 2020

Community Scavenger Hunts: Public Art 

Memphis is a creative town, and while music is often the headliner, the city is home to many impressive visual artists as well. Join our community scavenger hunt to learn more about the murals, installations, and sculptures that have grown out of Memphis’ artistic community through riddles, photo ops, and more. Compete with other teams in an Amazing Race style challenge every other Saturday.  

The Art of Memphis I - Downtown: 9/12, 9/26 

The Art of Memphis II - Midtown and East Memphis: 10/10, 10/24 

Click here to register.

Past Scavenger Hunt topics are available for purchase, though teams will not compete for a prize for these. They are a fun way to have a self-guided tour of the city or create a team-building opportunity. 



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Make & Take Activities

September 26, 2020 | 2:30pm Saturdays & Sundays thru September & October

Make your own sea creature using recycled materials. 

Free with admission.

For more information, contact Luke Ramsey at 636-2388 (cell: 901 438-4251).

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Crafters on The Mezzanine

September 26, 2020 | 10:30am - 4:00pm


Each Saturday & Sunday through October, you can enjoy demonstrations from some the Pink Palace Crafts Fair’s master craftspeople and purchase their creations. Join us on the Mezzanine and experience the creativity of local craftspeople and do some early holiday shopping.

September 26 & 27 Featured Artists

Aileen Anderson - Hooked Rugs

Rachel Stovall Davis - Pottery

Lester Jones - Afrocentric Styled Sculptures

Jessica Mahan - Artist/Paintings

Fran Sorrell - Hand Woven Baskets


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Virtual Wine Dinner benefiting the Museum of Science & History- Pink Palace

September 30, 2020
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This year, for the first time ever, the exclusive wine and food pairings you’ve enjoyed at Science of Wine will be available for you to experience in your own home from one of our favorite restaurant partners. The Museum is excited to partner with Char Restaurant and West Tennessee Crown in hosting our first virtual wine dinner event on Wednesday, September 30th. Proceeds will benefit the museum’s Education Department.
Contact Char Restaurant at 901.249.3533 or go to https://memphis.charrestaurant.com/event/virtual-wine-dinner-pink-palace-museum/ to reserve your spot.
We are delighted to offer a limited distribution of the featured wine: Stoller Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (2/2020) 90 points Vinous. Aromas of ripe, fresh, mixed cherries and a gentle, stony-mineral edge.  Char’s head chef and wine specialists have selected this wine to be expertly paired with the following three courses:
First Course: Spinach Salad- with Maytag blue cheese, tart dried cherries, strawberries, almonds, and honey white balsamic vinaigrette
Second Course: Filet-8 oz. maître d’ butter, mushroom and asparagus medley, and garlic mashed potatoes.
Third Course: Dessert Trio-double cut fudge brownie, pecan butter crunch and blueberry bread pudding.

  • Tickets are limited to the first 60 guests. 
  • Ticket Cost:  $110.00 each 
  • Ticket sales will end Monday, September 28, 2020 at 5pm 
  • Price includes three courses and one bottle of the featured wine per meal.  Meals will be prepared to go and can be picked up from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Char Restaurant, 431 S. Highland Street, Suite 120, Memphis, TN 38111 
  • Price also includes a special link to a series of videos featuring our wine expert, Michael Luckey from West TN Crown and Aubri Luckey, General Manager of Char.  

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Movies at Mallory-Neely

October 1, 2020 | October 1, 15 29
House On Haunted Hill

Don't miss large screen movies on the sprawling lawn at the Mallory-Neely House. Grab a chair and/or blanket for a socially distanced movie night. 

Opens at 7pm - movie starts at 7:30pm.

Price: $8 for adults, $5 for children, ages 3 and under free.

Food trucks will be available.

October 1: House on Haunted Hill

October 15: Charade

October 29: The Lodger

For more information, call Taylor HopkinsManager of Historic Properties at (901) 523-1484.

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CREATE Workshop - Rug Hooking with Aileen Anderson

October 3, 2020 | 11:00am - 4:00pm
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Learn to Rug Hook with Aileen Anderson

Learn how to rug hook with Aileen Anderson of Bear Creek Studio. Beginner project is a small Star mat . Your kit will include a pattern, wool to complete and a rug hook. Students will need to bring scissors and a 14" quilt hoop. If you cannot find a quilt hoop contact me and I will help. The fee for the class and kit is $100. I hope you will join me for this fun and creative class.

Cost- $100 (This includes  a kit to make a small mat.)

Class Limit- 8 people 

Bring a sack lunch and drink.


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Book Preservation Workshop - October 17

October 17, 2020 | 1pm - 3pm

Come learn from our conservator about preserving the books and paper artifacts in your home, what causes damage to these delicate materials, and how to protect them for decades to come!  Participants are encouraged to bring a book or family bible that they would like to preserve and will receive a Book Preservation Kit, guidance from our staff on how to properly pack it, and a consultation with our conservator on how best to care for your book.  Please have the dimensions (length, width, and height) of the book you will bring available when you reserve your spot, as your Book Preservation Kit will be customized to you.   

A Behind the Scenes Tour of our conservation and collections areas is also included, as well as demonstrations of some of the paper conservation techniques we use in the Museum. 

Space is very limited for this workshop to observe social distancing and registration to participate and receive the Book Preservation Kit will close October 4th.  After that date, you may register to attend but will not receive the Book Preservation Kit.   

Cost for Admission: 

$75 for participants who will be preserving a book and receive a Book Preservation Kit

$50 for guests of participants or anyone registering after October 4th(does not include a Book Preservation Kit)

To purchase tickets click here.

For more information, call Laurel Albrect at 901-636-2336 

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