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Caterpillar Club

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis

Toddlers to five years enjoy fun-filled stories, music & movement, nature-inspired art, and adventure hikes through the Garden. 636-4100

Mini Masters

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Parent-child (2-4 years) workshop designed for toddlers to explore shape, texture, color, and other sensory possibilities through art making. 761-5250

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Sharpe Planetarium Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central, Memphis University of Memphis

Join Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu. Together they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon. Visit website for more information and show schedule. (901) 636-2362

Jarek Stultz Dance Academy

Madison Dance Studio 1555 Madison, Memphis Midtown

Learn ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and other forms of dance. Classes Mon.-Sat. for kids in kindergarten through high school and beyond. For more information and class schedules, see website.

Small but Mighty Storytime

Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Continues through Aug. 31
National Civil Rights Museum 450 Mulberry, Memphis Downtown

Recommended for ages 2-5 years. (901) 521-9699

Kaleidoscope Club

Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.

For ages 5-9, this after school club is colorful, inspiring, and always in motion. Meant to spark creativity and critical thinking with weekly projects. 901-761-5250

SmART Kids

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

Children ages 4 to 5 are introduced to the Dixon through exciting art and horticulture activities enjoying science, art, literature, horticulture, and more. Snack included. Reservations required. 761-5250


Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

For ages ages 12 – 24 months. Interactive program for toddlers and caregivers to explore the Dixon with all of their senses building social and motor skills while encouraging creative play and having fun. Reservations required. 761-5250

Fun Fridays

Fridays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis

In the Tracks & Trails and Campfire Tales Idea Garden investigate animal tracks in June, travel trail in July, and campfire tales in August. 636-4100

Movie Mania

Fridays, 6 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31
Carriage Crossing Houston Levee & Bill Morris Pkwy., Collierville Collierville

Movies start at dusk. Bring chairs or blankets. For more information including titles, and activities, visit website. 901-854-8240

Playdate Fridays

Fridays, 3:30-5 p.m.
Co-Motion Studio 416 N. Cleveland, Memphis Midtown

After school family-friendly playdate including a space full of hula hoops, friends, crafting, and good times. Every Friday at Co-Motion Studio. 901-316-7733

Wakanda Weekend

Sat., Aug. 25, 2-4 p.m.

Buy Tickets$12-$15

Celebrate the finale of the month-long feature of Marvel's Black Panther. Activities include themed scavenger hunt, mask making, merchandise for sale from 901 Comics, and more. 636-2362

Social Skills Class

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
ABA Development 7953 Stage Hills, Memphis Bartlett

Buy Tickets$150 per month

Build the foundation for play and social interaction for children on the Autism Spectrum. 901-634-8005

Mudpie Mondays

Mondays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis

Use our dishes, spoons, and nature’s decorations to make your own pie creations. Leave them to bake in the sun and overnight they magically disappear. 636-4100

Family Studio

First Saturday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Families can create magnificent works of art, open studio-style. Make a masterpiece then visit the Dixon’s galleries and gardens. 901-761-5250

Home School Days

First Wednesday of every month, 2-3:30 p.m.
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis

For kids ages 5 and up, an exciting, hands-on learning experience. 901-636-4100

Whet Thursday: End of Summer Luau

Thu., Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m.
Metal Museum 374 Metal Museum Dr., Memphis Downtown

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Featuring games, adult beverages, food, music and more. Mingle with members of local art organizations. Wear your Hawaiian shirt. 774-6380

Hummingbird Migration & Nature Celebration

Sept. 7-9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Buy Tickets$5-$15

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Featuring speakers, nature walks, live animal shows, kids activity zone, wagon rides, nature-themed arts and crafts vendors, native plant sale, and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds being banded. 662-252-1155

Creation Station

Second Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown

Drop-in art-making activity for children and their grown-ups. 901-544-6225

Teen Book Club

Second Monday of every month
Collierville Library 91 Walnut, Memphis Collierville

Read and discuss the book of the month, eat a few snacks, play a review game, discuss the book read, vote on our next book. For teens, 6th-12th grade. 901-457-2601

Peanut Butter & Jam: Obruni Dance Band

Sat., Sept. 22, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Buy Tickets$8, includes two adults

Highly interactive performances inspired and influenced by Highlife music from West Africa. 901-751-7500

Memphis Japan Festival

Sun., Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis

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Family-friendly, hands-on experience of Japanese culture 901-636-4100

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

Nov. 23-Dec. 23
Circuit Playhouse 51 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square

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