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We are lucky—in Memphis we get to experience all four of the seasons. However, our summer heat and often oppressive humidity can make you feel anything but blessed!

Why not look at our sweltering “sauna season” as a reason to take advantage of some of the things that make Memphis special—like our area museums. Many of them offer free admission at various times throughout the week, giving you cool options to “beat the heat” while soaking up history and culture.

Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art - 119 S Main Street - (901) 523-2787
Present your Memphis Library card and get in free any day (closed Mondays) until July 31; 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday - Friday; 12 noon - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Also teachers and military personnel and their guests are free every day (closed Mondays) until Labor Day.

Dixon Gallery and Gardens - 4339 Park Ave. - (901) 761-5250
Saturdays from 10 a.m. - noon, and Pay What You Wish on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Lichterman Nature Center - 5992 Quince Road - (901) 636-2211
Tuesdays from 1 - 3 p.m.

Magevney House - 198 Adams Ave. - (901) 526-4464
First Saturday of every month, 1 - 4 p.m.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art - 1934 Poplar Ave. - (901) 544-6220
Wednesdays for Wacky Wednesdays (family friendly event) from 10 a.m. - noon, as well as free access all day from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Memphis Pink Palace Museum - 3050 Central Ave. - (901) 636-2362
Tuesdays from 1 - 5 p.m. - museum only

Memphis Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - 126 S. Second Street - (901) 205-2533
Tuesdays for Shelby County residents, from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Memphis Rock and Soul Museum - 191 Beale Street - (901) 205-2533
Tuesdays for residents of Shelby County, from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

National Ornamental Metal Museum - 374 Metal Museum Drive - (901) 774-6380
Thursdays for TN residents, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Present your Memphis Library card and get in free any day (closed Mondays) until July 31.

STAX Museum of American Soul Music -  926 E. McLemore Ave. - (901) 261-6338
Tuesdays for Shelby County residents, from 1 - 5 p.m.
 
Withers Collection Museum and Gallery - 333 Beale Street - (901) 523-2344
Tuesdays and Wednesday - Pay What You Can - (Summer only), from 2 - 10 p.m.

 

Emily Adams Keplinger
editor@rsvpmagazine.com