10/14/18 SUNDAY

Belcourt Theatre - A Nightmare on Elm Street & the Science of Dreams

WHEN:  Sunday, October 14, 2018, 4:40pm - 6:30pm

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

WHAT:  One, Two, Freddy’s Coming For You…

Before we watch Wes Craven’s classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dr. Volney Gay from Vanderbilt University will walk us through the Dream World with the science of dreams.

Nancy Thompson and the rest of the kids at Springwood High begin to have strange dreams of a mysterious man with hideous facial scars and knives strapped to his hand. The only thing about this shared vision is that sometimes the dreamers never wake up—murdered one-by-one in spectacularly grotesque ways as the nightmare crosses over into reality. Wes Craven’s smash-hit horror sensation took the world by storm upon its initial release and has been firmly lodged ever since in the psyches of anyone who’s seen it.


Discovery Park of America - Earth Science Week

WHEN:  Sunday, October 14-20, 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm'; Closed Monday, October 15

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Discovery Park of America, Union City

COST: Free with admission

WHAT:  At Discovery Park of America, throughout Earth Science Week, we will have special programming every day!  Every day will be a different activity, so make sure to explore the facility and look for the Earth Science Day tables.  Discovery Park of America is proud to partner with the University of Tennessee at Martin to host education events and programming for the local region, so if you have ever been interested in just how scientists study the planet, make sure to plan a visit through October 16-20, and try out some Earth Science for yourself!. For complete details, visit www.discoveryparkofamerica.com.


Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum - Adorn a Microphone

WHEN:  Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE:  Taylor Swift Education Center at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

COST: Included with museum admission.

WHAT:  Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, and Shania Twain are among scores of artists who have been known to use a flashy microphone in their stage shows. Make your own microphone design, drawing inspiration from the bedazzled microphones on display in the galleries. Channel your inner country music star to create an inventive mic using color, gems, sequins, and your own creativity. When finished, strike a pose behind the iconic Grand Ole Opry microphone stand and snap your own photo. All ages. This program is created in partnership with Ryman Hospitality Properties in recognition and celebration of the Grand Ole Opry.



Breeden's Orchard - STEAM Day

WHEN:  Saturday, October 13; Sunday, October 14, 2018  11:00 am - 4:00 pm

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE:  Breeden's Orchard, Mount Juliet

COST: Free

WHAT:  Bring your family out to Breeden's Orchard to learn how we are using science, technology, engineering, art and math in the orchard. Learn about the importance of bee pollination, solar power, genetically modified trees, and other sciences involved in running a successful orchard.



Memphis Pink Palace - CTI 3D Giant Theater - America’s Musical Journey


Saturday, Oct. 13; Saturday, Oct. 20th    9:45 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm

Sunday, Oct. 14th, Sunday Oct. 21st,   1:00 pm, 3:00 pm.

Monday Oct. 15 to Friday, Oct. 19th   9:45 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Memphis Pink Palace


$8.00-CHILD (3-12)
$9.00-SENIOR (60+)
$10.00-ADULT (13-59)
Children 2 and under – FREE

Members receive a $1 discount


WHAT: The CTI 3D Giant Theater at the Pink Palace Museum will be airing America’s Musical Journey, a chronicle of how different cultures and people across America have shaped music.  This inspiring journey through our artistic roots shows how America’s music has become a testament to the vibrant diversity of our nation.

Hands On! Discovery Center - Star Party

WHEN:  Friday, October 12, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

REGION: East Tennessee

WHERE: Hands On! Discovery Center, Gray

COST: Free with paid general admission.

WHAT:  Join us for some out-of-this-world star gazing!  We have both a solar observation telescope for safe daytime viewing and a traditional night viewing scope for your viewing pleasure.  Weather permitting, stay tuned to social media for more information and updates. Limited access to the scopes based on attendees. 


Crosstown Arts - The Wish Book Series, featuring Lay of the Land (Pearson)

WHEN:  Galleries open every day but Monday

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Crosstown Arts, Memphis

COST: Free

WHAT: The Wish Book Series is a triannual exhibition named for the famed Sears Catalog and hosted at the Crosstown Concourse, once a major Sears Distribution center. This October, they will show John Peasron’s large cyanotypes, Lay of the Land. In Pearson’s prints, made during midday sunlight, the horizon is removed from the composition, but becomes the topographic support for the images.  Pearson moves beyond appearance to invoke a dynamic experience of place by linking the physical landscape to the visual process of photography.


Shelby Farms Park - Field Trips + Guided Nature Hikes

WHEN:  October 12th – 21st  *Dates and times must be scheduled with Christina Fortenberry to participate in these programs.  Please call Christina at 901-222-7265 for available dates and times.

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Shelby Farms Park, Memphis

COST: Cost = $3 per student   *Advanced registration is required to ensure your date and time is available.  These programs are open to groups of all ages.

WHAT: Shelby Farms Park is an outdoor classroom.  Your field trip and nature hike can be designed to enhance your science lessons by providing hands-on learning opportunities.  Lessons can focus on native animals, ecosystems, and sustainability. These programs are open to school groups, homeschool groups, scout troops + more!


Memphis Botanic Garden - Origami in the Garden

WHEN:  October 12-21, 2018

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Memphis Botanic Garden

COST: Free with Garden Admission; Adults $10, Seniors $8, Children 2-12 $5, Children Under 2 Free.

WHAT: From paper planes to NASA robots, Origami is all around us. These 16 museum-quality fine art, outdoor, metal sculptures will be displayed around the garden. Throughout the six months of the exhibit, we will have a variety of programs and special programs for kids, families, and adults. Visit www.memphisbotanicgarden.com for more information.


Hands On! Discovery Center - October Art Studio Programs

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 2 - Wednesday, October 31

REGION: East Tennessee

WHERE: Hands On! Discovery Center, Gray

COST: Free with paid general admission.

WHAT:  Join us for Hokusai inspired watercolor resist wave paintings, leaf plate rubbings, and a jack-o-lantern paper craft in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!