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Two Exhibits to See in Memphis (Before They’re Gone!)

Explore two fun exhibits three hours to our west before they're gone for good.

It’s a three-hour drive west from Nashville, but there are two exhibits to see in Memphis before they’re gone. Makes for a fun Memphis weekend.

Two Exhibits to See in Memphis

‘Sue: The T. rex Experience’ lets you see full-scale casts of Sue and the T. rex’s nemesis, Triceratops, during a multi-media show on the Cretaceous forest. The exhibit is available at MOSH through May 12, 2024.

1. ‘Sue: The T. rex Experience’
Open Through May 12, 2024

This cool exhibit is at the Memphis Museum of Science and History (MOSH) through May 12, 2024. The focal point is a full-size cast replica of Sue, the largest and most complete specimen of a Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. Sue is named after explorer Sue Hendrickson, the paleontologist who discovered the fossil on August 12, 1990. At 40.5 feet long and 13 feet tall at the hip, 90 percent of its bone volume was recovered making it the largest and most complete fossilized T. rex ever found. The actual fossil of Sue is permanently housed at Chicago’s Field Museum. This T. rex Experience includes full-size casts.
‘Sue: The T. rex Experience” is a fully immersive experience. You can take a whiff of Sue’s putrid breath. In addition, you can watch her tromp through the Late Cretaceous forest. Moreover, feel her skin and hear her rumble. The exhibit includes fossils of other animals, plants and dinosaurs, too, including Sue’s nemesis Triceratops.

Located inside Mosh’s Pink Palace Museum, tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for seniors 60+ and $13 for ages 3 – 12. MOSH is located at 3050 Central Ave., Memphis. and is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The phone number is 901-636-2362. Learn more and get tickets here.


Kids can explore how things are made in the ‘How People Make Things’ exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Memphis through May 5, 2024.

2. ‘How People Make Things,’
Open Through May 5, 2024

It’s baffling to understand how things get made! The “How People Make Things” exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Memphis (CMOM) helps to clear a little confusion up. The exhibit links familiar childhood objects to a manufacturing process combining people, ideas and technology. Inspired by factory tour segments from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood television series, the exhibit is designed specifically for youngsters. Kids can do hands-on activities using real factory tools and machines. Die cut, cut wax, deform a wire, mold spoons, assemble a trolley and more.

General Admission prices are $16 for ages 1 – 100. Babies younger than 1 are free. Add a carousel ride for $3. CMOM is located at 2525 Central Ave., Memphis. The museum is open daily, Tuesday – Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The phone number is 901-458-2678. Learn more and get tickets here.



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