For some wonderful reason, a lot of area museums offer free or discounted admission to TN residents on Tuesdays…while others offer discounts and freebies on other days.  This is a great way to check out a spot you may not frequent enough to buy a membership.  Also, if you purchase a Contributing Membership to the Children’s Museum of Memphis you can take advantage of a number of perks, including discounted admission to other museums!  Here’s a list of Memphis museum discounts or free days:

The Dixon Gardens are beautiful

The Dixon Gardens are beautiful


National Civil Rights Museum
free from 3-5pm (3-6pm June-August)
not offered during nationally observed holidays and special events including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day. 


Memphis Zoo
free to Tennessee residents from 2-close (must be 17+ or be with someone who is 21+)
this discount is not offered in March (due to Spring Break)

The Pink Palace
free museum admission from 1pm-close
Enchanted Forest, IMAX and Planetarium shows are not included

Lichterman Nature Center
free from 1pm-close

Dixon Gallery & Gardens
“pay what you can” from 10am-5pm

Stax Museum of American Soul Music
free to Shelby County residents from 1-5pm (must be 16+ or accompanied by an adult, not valid on holidays)

Memphis Rock ‘n Soul Museum
free to Shelby County residents on Tuesdays (must be 16+ or accompanied by an adult, not valid on holidays)


Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
free admission

Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
Shelby County residents get $1 off admission on the third Wednesday of each month from 3-5pm


free from 10am-noon

Other Discounts

Download the free Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau app and click on Deals for discounts to many area attractions.

Memphis Botanic Garden
Pass this info along to anyone you know who could benefit:

Memphis Botanic Garden offers free access to qualifying families through the Regions Free Family Membership program. Qualifying families can come to the Garden with their EBT card to receive their membership.

Dixon Gallery & Gardens
If you’re a Bank of America customer you can get in for free on certain weekends through their Museums on Us program.

Children’s Museum of Memphis
Families that cannot afford to pay admission may apply for “Yes, EVERY Child!” memberships by stopping by the Administration Building during regular business hours. Families must meet certain requirements to qualify for these funds, including providing proof of residence (MLGW bill).