Memphis Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111- Map It
(901) 636-2362

AAA Editor Notes

Memphis Pink Palace Museum is at 3050 Central Ave. The museum's name refers to the pink marble used in its construction. The 1920s estate was to be the home of entrepreneur Clarence Saunders, founder of Piggly Wiggly grocery stores. It now contains exhibits about life in Memphis through the 20th century; displays about dinosaurs, birds, mammals, insects, fossils and geology; and pioneer-era, 19th-century and Civil War memorabilia. In addition the museum houses a life-size replica of the first self-serve Piggly Wiggly store; the Clyde Parke Miniature Circus; the Sharpe Planetarium; and a hall for traveling exhibits. IMAX films also are presented in the CTI 3D Giant Theater. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Museum exhibits only $12.75; $12.25 (ages 60+); $7.25 (ages 3-12); free (to all Tues. 1-5). Exhibits and planetarium $17.75; $16.25 (ages 60+); $11.25 (ages 3-12). Museum, 3D theater and planetarium $19.75; $18.25 (ages 60+); $12.25 (ages 3-12). Prices may vary; phone ahead.
Hours: Museum and 3D theater Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. noon-5. Planetarium shows offered Tues.-Sat.; phone for schedule. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.