Pink Palace Museum
The Pink Palace Museum offers a large collection of permanent exhibits that help residents and visitors to explore Memphis' natural and cultural history. This 1920s mansion is built from distinctive Georgian marble. Inside the mansion lies the real treasure, however. The museum holds a collection of science, culture, history, and natural history museums all in one location. Recent additions include an IMAX theater and planetarium.
Backstory and Context
Some of the most popular exhibits include: Memphis Music, The Changing Roles of Women, Cotton Carnival, and Memphis Memories. Adjacent to the mansion is the more modern Pink Palace Museum building. This building also houses many of the museum's permanent exhibits. These exhibits include: a walk-through replica of the first Piggly Wiggly store, the amazing Clyde Parke Circus which is a mechanical one inch to one foot scale model circus, Native American pottery, and fossils. This building hosts ever changing traveling exhibits, as well.