Sunday, September 03, 2006

Memphis Pink Palace Happenings!

CALENDAR September 06

Crew Training International IMAX® Theater:


Now through June 22, 2007

Mon-Sat, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm; Sun, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm

Your seat is waiting. No passport required. Toga optional. Sail across the breathtaking Greek Isles, from the rumbling volcanoes of Santorini to the haunting ruins of the Parthenon in Athens. Today’s state-of-the-art technology will transport audiences back in time to the dawn of democracy and the birthplace of Western Civilization in a new adventure of discovery, Greece: Secrets of the Past.

$8 Adults, $7.25 Seniors, $6.25 Children, Under 3 free.

Reservations suggested, call (901) 320-6362.


Now through November 10, 2006

Mon-Sun, 2pm

Only 12 have walked on the moon. You will be next! Magnificent Desolation takes audiences to the lunar surface to walk alongside the 12 extraordinary astronauts who have been there to experience what they saw, heard, felt, thought and did. Co-written, presented and narrated by Tom Hanks, sponsored by Lockheed Martin, in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Local sponsors are Crew Training International and H.W. Durham Foundation.

$8 Adults, $6.25 Children, Under 3 free, Adults 55+ free.

Reservations suggested, call (901) 320-6362.

IMAX® Discovery Room (All ages)

The Greece IMAX Discovery Room is open through October, 2006.

Bodine Exhibit Hall:


Now through September 10, 2006

Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun 12noon-5pm

Your brain is the essence of you. Alive, changing and full of energy, this essential organ enables us as humans to do what we do and to be who we are. Everyone’s brain is different. People of all ages can explore the mechanics and mystique of the body’s amazing organ in “BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head.” Hands-on, total sensory displays immerse visitors in the brain’s physiology, psychology and mystery in “BRAIN,” developed in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and made possible by Pfizer Inc.

$8.25 Adults, $7.75 Seniors, $5.75 Children, Under 3 free, For more information, call (901) 320-6362.


Now through September 10, 2006

Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun 12noon-5pm

A special exhibit in conjunction with “Brain: The World Inside Your Head.” Outside of Your Head” features human and animal brains as well as medical models of brains that can be handled by visitors. The exhibition was developed in association with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Specimens are on loan from UTHSC and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. “The Brain--Outside of Your Headis made possible by a grant from the Pfizer Foundation. (Included with admission for (BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head.)


October 7 through October 29, 2006 Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun 12noon-5pm

The ”Worlds Greatest Hobby” is on exhibit with a display of model trains from the Memphis Society of Model Railroaders displaying operating model railroad layouts of various scales. The exhibit includes railroad memorabilia from the Memphis area to emphasize the importance that railroads have had and continue to have in the City.

$8.25 Adults, $7.75 Seniors, $5.75 Children, Under 3 free, For more information, call (901) 320-6362.

Lobby Exhibit:


Now through November 15, 2006

Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun 12noon-5pm

A new exhibit pays tribute to the ministry of James O. Patterson, and offers a fascinating look into his private life as well in James O. Patterson, The Bishop and The Man. Called into the ministry as a young man, married to the daughter of the founder of The Church of God in Christ and chosen to lead the worldwide Church for 20 years, Patterson led a remarkable life. For more information, call (901) 320-6362.

Sharpe Planetarium:

SOL & COMPANY (ages 8 & up)

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., now until further notice

Voted Most Popular by Teachers! Go on a journey with “Sol” and “Astro Nomy” as they visit the members of our solar system – planets, comets and asteroids. Length: 35 minutes.

$4.50 Adults, $4 Seniors, $4 Children, Under 3 free.

No reservations needed, for more information, call (901) 320-6362.

STARLIT NIGHTS (ages 8 & up)

Saturdays, 12 p.m. & 3 p.m., now through September 22, 2006

Familiarize yourself with the night sky in the summer season’s tour of the heavens. As part of the program, learn to identify the summer constellations, find out how they were defined and hear stories about the extraordinary mythological figures for which they were named.

$4.50 Adults, $4 Seniors, $4 Children, Under 3 free.

No reservations needed, for more information, call (901) 320-6362.


Saturdays, September 23-December 22, 2006, 12 noon and 3 p.m.

Embark on a journey through the fall night sky during this seasonal tour of stars, planets and constellations of autumn including the bright star Vega and the ghostly image of the Andromeda Galaxy. Discover the fascinating history behind autumn’s stars and enjoy some of the year’s best displays of “falling stars” such as the Orionids, Leonids and Geminids.

Lichterman Nature Center:

5992 Quince Road, Memphis, (901) 767-7322, x 121

Family Fun Saturdays Free with regular admission.

Art in Nature September 9, 2006 Saturday, 2-4pm

Night Hike October 14, 2006 Saturday, 6-8pm

Raindrops 10 AM – 11 AM $5.00 Member parent & child $6.00 Non-Member parent & child

September 5/6 Meander in the Marsh September 12/13 Awesome Amphibians

September 19/20 Busy Beavers September 26/27 Animal Senses

October 3/4 Hooray for the Hawk October 10/11 Going Batty

October 17/18 Rainbow of Trees October 24/25 Critter Camouflage

October 31/November 1 Creatures of the Night

Special Events:

Master Gardner Talk “Art in Nature” Friday, September 8, 9am; Saturday, September 9, 1pm

Fall Demonstration Bed Cleaning Tuesdays, September 12 & 19, 9am

Fall Demonstration Bed & Trail Tour Friday, September 22, 9am

Trail Blazin’ Saturday Saturday, September 23, 9am, sign up at Hands On Memphis or call 901-725-2132.

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