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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 the home of entrepreneur Clarence Saunders, founder of Piggly Wiggly grocery stores. It now is home to the Museum of Science & History (MoSH), the AutoZone Dome at the Sharpe Planetarium and the Giant Screen Theater presenting 2D and 3D movies; MoSH also runs the historic Mallory-Neely House, the Magevney House and the 65-acre Lichterman Nature Center.

The Cossitt Room features artifacts from the original 1930s museum. A life-size replica of the first self-serve Piggly Wiggly store allows visitors to shop like the old days, while the Clyde Parke Miniature Circus is home to jugglers, carnies and parades in motion. The MoSH contains cultural exhibits about life in Memphis from its birth as a frontier river town, through the Civil War to its role in the 21st century. Visitors can view skeletons and skulls of massive apex predators in the natural history sections of the museum.

An exciting exhibit, "AI Artificial Intelligence: Your Mind & The Machine" opens in January 2023 and has interactive tasks that help visitors understand how the brain goes through the learning process. The Lichterman Nature Center is home to presentations focusing on birds, mammals, insects, fossils and geology. Special events are offered throughout the year.

Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.

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