The Connection Tutoring Center - STEAM

WHEN:  Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: The Connection Tutoring Center, 4726 Poplar Ave., Suite 7, Memphis, TN 38117

COST: Free


Kids will learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math work together with our fun, free activities:

  • Making original designs, memes, photos, and drawings for science and coding demonstrations

  • Coding simple programs from their own designs and memes

  • Modeling allergic reactions and other cell activities with our Giant Cell where kids and adults can “be” different organelles and compete for energy points

  • Math bingo



Chucalissa Archaeological Museum - Archaeology Day

WHEN:  Saturday October 20, 2018

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Chucalissa Archaeological Museum, Memphis

COST: $6/adult, $4/child (4-11), $4/senior(60+), Free University of Memphis students, faculty & staff with ID

WHAT: This family-friendly event offers visitors an opportunity to learn about the prehistoric Native Americans of Memphis through hands-on, engaging activities. Learn to make prehistoric tools & pottery, try using a prehistoric weapon called the atlatl, watch a demonstration of bead weaving, or join a guided hike of the nature trail.

Five in One Social Club - Marbling Workshop

WHEN:  Saturday, October 20, 2018, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Five in One Social Club, Memphis

COST: $40 (includes materials)

WHAT: This workshop explores the beautiful art of marbling. We'll show you how to create patterns with special dyes and tools on the surface of thickened water. These designs transfer onto paper or fabric almost as if by magic!

The Metal Museum - Repair Days - Family Fun Day

WHEN:  Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: The Metal Museum, Memphis

COST: Free; fees for hands-on activities

WHAT: Repair Days is the Metal Museum's largest annual fundraiser. Family Fun Day occurs on the Saturday of this multi-day event and features various hands-on activities, kid-friendly games, and demonstrations. Attendees will be able to make their own custom aluminum art tile ($20) and watch an Iron Pour in the afternoon.


Pink Palace Museum Planetarium - Laser Light Shows

WHEN:  Friday, October 19, 2018. 

7:00 P.M.  Fright Light (Only show recommended for children)

8:00P.M.   Metallica

9:00 P.M.  Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”

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 Autozone Dome at the Sharpe Planetarium is reviving Laser Light Shows in response to popular demand!  With new top of the line equipment from Audio Visual Imagineering, visitors can see mind blowing visuals matched up to timeless music.  

Chickasaw State Park - Frontier Days

WHEN:  Friday, October 19; Saturday, October 20; Sunday, October 21, 2018

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Chickasaw State Park, Henderson

COST: Free

WHAT: A variety of craft demonstrations and programs will be offered to entertain and enlighten both young and old. Join us for a weekend full of the frontier spirit.



Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis - E-DAY

WHEN:  Friday, October 19, 2018, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Herff College of Engineering, Memphis

COST: FREE to middle and high school teams, but advanced registration required:
http://www.memphis.edu/herff/eday.php All competitions will be limited to TWO (2) entries (teams) per school, unless otherwise noted on the registration form.

WHAT: Engineering Day, or E-Day, is an annual open house hosted by the Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis. The day-long event hosts various STEM competitions, engineering lab tours, and multiple walk-up activities throughout the engineering complex. E-day historically attracts thousands of Memphis area middle and high school students!


UT Martin - Chemistry Demonstration

WHEN:  October 18, 2018, 7:00pm- 8:30pm

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Brehm Hall 258, University of TN at Martin, Martin, TN

COST: Free and open to the public

WHAT: Chemistry students from the University of TN at Martin, Murray State University, Bethel University, Union University, and West Kentucky Community and Technical College will be gathering to present chemistry demonstrations to the public.  This event seeks to foster the development of innovative chemistry education available to our community. Students emphasized safe demonstration practices as well as conveyed correct chemistry, which can be challenging tasks in most demonstration shows.  We didn’t seek to be the most “explosive,” but rather, the most informative (while still having fun, and a few controlled explosions!)  

Five in One Social Club - Batik Silk Scarves

WHEN:  Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Five in One Social Club, Memphis

COST: $40 (includes materials)

WHAT: Join us for this wonderfully colorful workshop exploring the art of batik.  We'll learn about applying a wax resist and colorful dyes to create layered patterns. We will provide everything you need to make two beautiful silk scarves.