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


The Tornado Generator uses mist, fans and a uniquely shaped structure to produce a large indoor tornado. This exhibit can intentionally be manipulated so that random air currents can cause both the creation and temporary cessation of a tornado, just like in nature. This display presents a fun and ever-changing image of a powerful storm. Special tips on what to do in a tornado are featured.