This museum is housed in the Georgian marble home built in the 1920s by Clarence Sanders, founder of the Piggly Wiggly ... More
Pink Palace Museum
This museum is housed in the Georgian marble home built in the 1920s by Clarence Sanders, founder of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store chain. Sanders never got to live here, and the city transformed the site into a complex of attractions, including the Sharpe Planetarium and an IMAX theater . The Pink Palace's exhibits cover topics ranging from dinosaurs to the Civil War, and from the early Spanish explorers to the evolution of medical research in Memphis.
We can't wait to return. this was the best place we visited the week we were in memphis. Our children ages 5 , 9, and 19 all found pleasure and learning at the Pink Palace. The employes were pleasant and knew how to answer the younger childrens questions where they understood. They took there time with the children.I really enjoyed the entire day At the "Palace" . Our daughter said. She wanted to know which princes lived in the palace.
The Pink Palace has something for everyone in the family. Young and old will enjoy the history of Memphis captured here. With plenty of hands on displays the children will be learning while thinking they are having fun. I stayed in the museum for 4 hours during my visit and was not bored for a minute, I could have easily stayed the whole day if I was not with a group. The food court has plenty to choose from to suit mosts tastes. Tuesday is free day and is crowded so if you do go try one of the other days when it isn't so busy, but any day it is worth the trip.
At the Pink Palace, you can learn everything. The musuem has so much to it. It is in a Mansion that a man who owned Piggly Wiggly built. The exhibits are nice and sometimes they have special exhibits like King Tut. The Planetarium also has neat shows like Pink Floyd.
There is a bubble show that is also cool for kids.
I grew up in Memphis and loved going to that big old pink stone castle/mansion. I loved the doll room and the blacklite rock room, and I miss them. However, the new museum is more accessible to a wider group of people and children seem to love it. My favorite spots are the Piggly Wiggly disply, the bugs, and the natural gardens. I just wish we could somehow have both the old and the new instead of hiding the old house behind the modern buildings.
I loved the minature carousel. It's been there for years, I've seen it several times, but, I always go back. The story of how the museum was built (by the Piggly Wiggly man) is so sweet but, alas, tragic.
Lovethe place went heir when I was a child and a teenager and then auilt. Love to bring my family their ity is a good plasce to show your kids diff. thong's that's good for them to learn. Their's nothing to dilike at all.I love the place.I tell my friends to visit the place.
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