It's time for fun in the sun this summer as The Children's Museum of Memphis premieres its new "H2Oh! Splash" spray park exhibit on May 24 at 10am. The long anticipated grand opening of this garden-themed attraction provides over 7,700 square feet of cool fun. Boasting over 40 sprayers - including flowers, leaves, split and jet streams, magic mist, turtle, crab, snail, water jelly, geysers, aqua dome, spray loops, cylinder spray, and water tunnel - children and families enjoy the refreshing water as they escape the oppressive summer heat in Memphis. The park will be open daily and remain open through Labor Day and beyond if the weather is warm enough.
The garden theme allows children to have fun and learn educational concepts at the same time. Learning aspects include how plants grow, photosynthesis, and water and sun safety. Music is the centerpiece of the park with a water organ that plays like a piano. Children are sure to line up and play a tune on this magical instrument shaped like a whale!
Additions to the "H2Oh! Splash" exhibit include four carved, green granite turtles. The "turtle family" has a baby, child, mommy and daddy turtle - with the daddy weighing over 2.5 tons. The iron gates leading into the park have colorful, oversized flowers in steel painted in bright primary colors. Two lifeguard stands allow museum staff to watch over the safety of our guests. The park-like setting includes plantings of ornamental grass, a variety of trees and bright flowers to create a nature scene and complement the garden theme of the spray park.
Admission to the spray park is separate from the admission fee to the museum. The park is also not included in museum membership since it is seasonal and will only be open approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day based on how hot it is. The park will be open daily 10am-6pm based on weather conditions. Prices: Monday-Thursday, $4 members & $8 non-members; Friday-Sunday & Holidays, $5 members & $10 non-members. Prices and hours are subject to change.
Monday-Thursday: Museum Members $4 & Non-members $8 (Museum NOT included)
Friday-Sunday & Holidays: Museum Members $5 & Non-members $10 (Museum NOT included)
*Prices are subject to change without notice.