BABIES & TODDLERS

BABY'S MY FIRST VALENTINE'S DAY PLAYSET
Genious Baby Toys | $24.99
Ages 3 months & older

This cute infant playset comes with five soft, developmental toys that squeak, crinkle, rattle and jingle — perfect for stimulating Baby's mind and motor functions.

 

DELUXE BUSY TIME PLAY CUBE
Fat Brain Toys | $69.95
Ages 12+ months

Your tot will love this wooden play table that feature multiple play structures all around. The top of the box has colorful beads your baby can slide along winding rails along with peg-popping fun and curvy cutout track where a lion and elephant move along. The sensory safari includes wooden doors that reveal animal friends, a train with a tiger at its controls, a shape-sorting feature and plenty more to entertain Baby for hours.

 

HORSE BLUEY
HABA | $37.99
Ages 18+ months

One of the most adorable pull-along toys we've seen in a while, Horse Bluey is sure to become one of your tot's favorite companions. Your child can play with the horse by itself and also enjoy pull-along, clippity-clop fun by placing it on the accompanying wheeled board.

 

PRESCHOOLERS

PEPPA PIG TABLE & CHAIR SET
Delta Children | $69.99
Ages 3+

Little kids go hog wild for Peppa Pig, and they love having their own table and chairs in their play areas, so this makes a perfect Valentine's gift for them. The colorful furniture is solid, sturdy and easy to clean. There's a built-in storage area that drops down in the center of the table that's great for storing small toys or art supplies.

GLITTER FAIRY QUEEN GWEN CROSSBODY
OMG Accessories | $24
Ages 3+

Unicorn-obsessed little ones will gush with delight by toting their favorite things in this sparking purse, complete with pink glitter wings, a metallic gold crown, pink glitter hair and a rainbow zipper. This cute bag is fully lined and comes with a silver metal heart puller and an adjustable strap. Your youngster is sure to walk proudly showing off such a fierce, magical accessory!

 

ZOOMIGOS
Educational Insights | $14.99
Ages 3+

Kids will have a blast with this brand of unplugged play. Simply pump the Zoomigo's head and place it in its Zoomer and watch it zip across the floor. This toy helps children develop their fine motor skills. Six options include: Fox with Box; Elephant with Bathtub; Monkey with Banana; Hippos with Rowboat; Alligator with Floatie; and Dog with Tennis Ball.

 

HOT WHEELS MONSTER TRUCKS 4-PACK COLLECTION
Mattel/Hot Wheels | $17.99
Ages 3+

These 1:64 scale trucks with big wheels are sure to provide your child with hours of epic crashing and smashing fun along with imaginative play.

FURever Love Bear
Build-a-Bear Workshop | $20
Ages 3+

What youngster doesn't love and adore a special stuffed pal? Just in time for Valentine's Day, you can snag this heart-felt bear buddy through Build-a-Bear's website — it's an online exclusive. The 16-inch bear comes already stuffed. Add a colorful gift box for an extra $2.50. And like being in one of the stores, you can add clothes, shoes, sounds, scents and accessories for additional fees.

AGES 6 - 10

TICKLEME PLANT
TickleMe Plant Company | $15.95
Ages 6+

Who needs roses when you can grow a unique alternative? Kids love to grow things, and they're sure to be tickled over this TickleMe Plant set. It comes with two pots, soil pellets and a packages of seeds to grow their own TickleMe plants. What's so unique? Once the plants are grown, they close their frond-like leaves in response to being touched or blown on.

 

PLUSH HEART ORGAN
Uncommon Goods | $18
Ages 6+

Kids have immense senses of humor (and sometimes kind of gross ones), so when it comes to a plush pal for Valentine's Day, consider going the literal route with this cute anatomical heart. If your child is into science and biology, this is sure to be a heart-felt hit!

 

LOVE IS SWEET JIGSAW PUZZLE
Vermont Christmas Company | $13.95
Ages 6+

What better Valentine's Day puzzle could there be than this sweet treat? The 1,000-piece puzzle measures 30" x 24" upon completion, and it's the perfect catalyst to whet sweet appetites along the way. What's more, it's a project you can enjoy doing with your kids to score some extra quality time together during the season of love.

 

MAD LIBS DEAR VALENTINE LETTERS
Mad Libs | $6.99
Ages 8+

Kids will love rewriting mushy Valentines with this classic word game. The letters fold up into their own envelopes, and 20 custom stickers seal them, whether kids want to pop them in the mail or slip them into the locker of someone they secretly admire.

TWEENS & TEENS

WHO WILL MY LOVER BE? GAME BOX
Chronicle Books | $13.95
Ages 13+

This fun fortune-telling novelty game is reminiscent of the middle school game MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House), but here you don't need paper and pencils. Simply tilt the box to move the silver balls around until they land on a characteristic (Hothead, Intelligent, Mysterious, Wild, Fickle, Know-it-All, etc.). Wherever the balls land allegedly predicts the future describing the player's forthcoming relationship. It's sure to guarantee lots of laughs.

 

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED ENGRAVED PENCILS
Etsy | $8 for a six-pack
Ages 11+

Granted, pencils are apropos for any age, but these fun pink and red pencils toting "All you need is love..." and "...Love is all you need" make for great writing instruments for young Beatles fans and kids who engage in journal writing. The pencils have a Number 2 graphite core, so they work on standardized tests at school, too.

 

REGAL UNLIMITED SUBSCRIPTION PASS
Regal Cinemas | $23 per month
Ages 11+

No doubt about it, tweens and teens are movie hounds, and going to the movies with friends is a popular social activity among them. Given that the average ticket price for a movie is now $13, going unlimited for $23 per month is a steal. So, give them the gift of unlimited flicks with a Regal subscription. With the subscription, you can watch as many movies as you want every day, whenever you want, wherever you want, and you can reserve seats far in advance. subscription works at every Regal location in the U.S. Plus, card holders get 10 percent off at the concessions counter. Your child must have a smartphone, though, because Regal Unlimited is app based only.

FAMILIES OF ALL AGES: THE GIFT OF LOCAL MEMBERSHIPS

Experiences more than things are what matter most. Experiences make memories while spending valuable time together exploring new and familiar subject matter at local museums and attractions. Consider investing in a membership to your family's favorite spot in Middle Tennessee so you can go as often as you like during the year.

ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER

800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville
615-862-5160 | adventuresci.org
Voyager Membership: $139
Admits one or two adults and all children in the household or all grandchildren younger than 18 years.

Benefits:

  • Free general admission for one year 
  • Free or discounted admission to 300+ science enters in the USA and worldwide with the ASTC passport» 
  • Member express check in 
  • $2 discount on general admission guest passes 
  • Half-price Sudekum Planetarium and BlueMax flight simulator  
  • Discounts on camps, classes, special events, and more 
  • Convenient digital membership card stored on your smartphone 
  • 15% discount at the gift shop 
  • Free parking 
  • Free birthday gift for member kids under the age of 18 in the Birthday Club»

 

BELLE MEADE PLANTATION

110 Leake Ave., Nashville
615-356-0501 | bellemeadeplantation.com
Family Membership is $85
Admits two adults and two children younger than 12

Benefits:

  • Unlimited admission to all sites of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities, including Belle Meade Plantation
  • 10% discount in the museum store

 

CHEEKWOOD

1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville
615-356-8000 | cheekwood.org
Family Two Membership is $100
Admits two named members and members' children or grandchildren, but not both, 17 and younger

Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission to Cheekwood for one full year (a surcharge may apply for special exhibitions or events)
  • Free Parking (excluding select special events)
  • Reciprocal admission to nearly 200 botanical gardens, arboreta, and conservatories nationwide, and more than 60 museums in the Southeast
  • Invitations to Member-Only events and exhibition previews
  • Discount for select special events, including Holiday LIGHTS and Spring Art Hop
  • Discount on classes and workshops
  • Priority registration for children’s camps. Family and Society level memberships also receive a discount.
  • 10% discount at the Cheekwood Gift Shop and Café 29
  • Subscription to quarterly Member Newsletter

 

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM

222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville
615-416-2001 | countrymusichalloffame.org
Family Membership $115 (Tennessee children ages 18 and under from Cheatham, Davidson, Sumner, Robertson, Rutherford, Williamson, and Wilson counties receive free museum admission as part of Community Counts: Museum Admission for Locals.)
Includes two adults and all children 12 and younger in your household. Plus two single-visit admission tickets for guests.

Benefits:

  • Quicker gallery ticketing (skip the line) via the Information and Membership Desks
  • Free admission to the Museum galleries and the Taylor Swift Education Center
  • Free admission to hundreds of Museum programs, including weekly songwriter sessions, instrument demonstrations, film screenings, and family activities
  • Discounted Museum audio guides and tours of Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print
  • 10% off at Circa The Museum Store, Hatch Show Print retail, 222, Red Onion, and Bajo Sexto Taco
  • Access to the Museum’s online member portal, your one-stop shop for all of your membership needs
  • Subscription to Inside the Circle newsletter, bi-monthly postcards, and other Museum communications

 

DISCOVERY CENTER AT MURFREE SPRING

502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro
615-890-2300 | explorethedc.org
Discovery Membership is $100
Admits two named adults and four named children of the same household.

Benefits:

  • Unlimited admission for one year
  • Free admission to special events
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Discounts on birthdays and camps
  • Priority enrollment in camps
  • 10% off in the gift shop
  • $3 off admission for any guest attending with a member
  • FREE admission to 350+ museums through the Association of Science and Technology Center’s Travel Passport Program (restrictions apply: visit this ASTC web page for info)

 

FRIST ART MUSEUM

919 Broadway, Nashville
615-244-3340 | fristartmuseum.org
Family Membership is $75
Includes two adults and one caregiver (ages 18 and younger are admitted free of charge)

Benefits:

  • Unlimited FREE admission for a full year to Frist exhibitions, Martin ArtQuest® Gallery, and Frist Friday
  • Free audio tour rental
  • Two single-use guest passes
  • Discounted parking in Frist lots
  • Discounts on classes and workshops
  • 10% gift shop discount
  • Invitations to members-only events, previews, and tours
  • A print subscription to our quarterly magazine
  • Birthday card and gift for children

 

THE HERMITAGE

4580 Rachel's Lane, Hermitage
615-889-2941 | thehermitage.com
Family Membership is $80
Includes two adults and all children in household

Benefits:

  • Unlimited admission to all sites of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
  • Monthly “Notes from the Curator” e-newsletter highlighting unique items and photographs from the collection
  • 10% discount to our Museum Store
  • Invitation to our annual Spring Outing
  • Discounted member rates for after-hour tours & events

 

LANE MOTOR MUSEUM

702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville
615-742-7445 | lanemotormuseum.org
Family Membership is $65
Includes two named members plus one guest per member and two youth

Benefits:

  • Unlimited admission for one year
  • 10% discount in gift shop
  • Subscription to museum's e-newsletter
  • Subscription to quarterly member newsletter
  • Discounts for educational classes, special events, lectures, workshops and any other events sponsored by the museum
  • Invitation to annual member's reception

 

NASHVILLE ZOO

3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville
615-833-1534 | nashvillezoo.org
Household Membership is $145
Includes one adult, one guest and up to six eligible children

Benefits:

  • Free Zoo admission and parking during regular hours for a full year
  • 10% discount on concessions & retail purchases
  • $1 discount on stroller and manual wheelchair rentals
  • $1 discount on Zoo admission for additional guests
  • Member rates for eligible education programs and special events
  • Discounted admission to over 170 zoos and aquariums nationwide
  • Access to members-only events
  • Email updates about new exhibits, animals, programs and more
  • Membership card
  • Fully tax deductible (most levels)

 

SAM DAVIS HOME

1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna
615-459-2341 | samdavishome.org
Charles Lewis Davis Society Membership is $100
Admits two adults and all children younger than 18 living in household

Benefits:

  • Membership card
  • Two single-visit guest passes
  • 10% gift shop discount
  • 10% party & wedding rental discount
  • Newsletter recognition
  • Quarterly electronic newsletter & annual print newsletter subscription