Please note that two exhibits will be temporarily closed for maintenance: Waterworks from May 21 - May 25 and the Memphis Grand Carousel on May 23.

Katherine & John Dobbs Family Center

(901) 458-2678

2525 Central Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

Open 7 days a week

9 AM - 5PM

Mississippi River

Children go on a trip down the Mississippi River! Experiment with the flow of water in a 50-foot model of the mighty river, study real fish, build a bridge and see how water “works” as it turns a water wheel. Tie knots and learn fun facts about the history of the Paddle Steamer in the Paddleboat area! Science principles and the history of the river come to life!