There are all sorts of great opportunities for youth in Memphis that are either free of cost or low cost! Check out our top picks in each category, fill out the quick form if we missed anything, and don't forget to vote #MYMEM25 in the survey on the Opportunities main page!
Free or Low Cost & Fun Opportunities!
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
The Boys and Girls Club of America is a great low-cost and leadership opportunity for youth to engage with and help other youth.
The Brooks Museum
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art enriches the lives of our diverse community through the expanding collection, varied exhibitions, and dynamic programs.
The Children’s Museum of Memphis creates memorable learning experiences through the joy of play in hands-on exhibits and programs.
Civil Rights Museum (Free on Mondays after 3:00pm)
Noted as one of the nation's premier heritage and cultural museums, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, is steadfast in its mission to share the culture and lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement and explore how this significant era continues to shape equality and freedom globally.
CLOUD901 is a state-of-the-art Teen Learning Lab, complete with video and audio production labs, editing and mixing stations, formal and informal learning areas, digital and analog displays, a performance area, a Maker Space, brainstorming, homework, and collaboration zones and much more. CLOUD901 is absolutely free and open only to teens, ages 13-18. Please see 'What is CLOUD901?' for more information.
Crosstown Concourse is the product of nearly five generations of innovators, dreamers, and builders. At Crosstown, you can shop at its many retail and local businesses, eat from the plethora of options of local and international cuisine, or workout at its wellness facilities. It is home to MemPops, the Curb Market, the Gloss Nail Bar and more.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens (Saturday 10-12)(Family Day)
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens stands for the plurality of the human experience. We are enriched and inspired in our work and our relations by diverse peoples, ideas, cultures, and traditions. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work and organization.
Elmwood Cemetery is a historic site where youth can come and learn about our history.
Explore the beautiful mansion, made fit for The King, walk the gardens where Elvis found peace, tour the aircraft that he traveled on, and encounter Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment complex for an unforgettable experience featuring legendary costumes, artifacts, and personal momentos from Elvis and his family.
Hattiloo Youth Theatre is committed to producing high quality, accessible, youth arts programs that nurture creativity, build self-esteem and encourage the development of valuable life skills that will serve youth far beyond the stage.
Experience more than 50 free concerts and events each year at this beautiful, open-air facility. Perfect for the whole family, just grab a chair or blanket and move onto the lawn. Let the entertainment begin!
The perfect place for birthday parties, team building, corporate events & parties, meetings & happy hour! FUN & entertainment with family & friends.
Memphis Rox is an indoor rock climbing & bouldering facility open to people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Everything, from membership to food is ‘pay what you can’. They also have competitive or recreational youth climbing teams that you can join.
MEMPHIS TEEN EVENTS CALENDAR
Check out the Teen Events Calendar which shows a list of events being held at the library every month for teens!
Go see the over 4,500 animals at the 70 acre zoo that is over 100 years old. Visiting the zoo is free for TN residents on Tuesdays after 2:00 pm!
Overton Park is a 342-acre public park in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. The park contains a nine-hole golf course, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis College of Art, Memphis Zoo, Levitt Shell, Rainbow Lake, Veterans Plaza, the Greensward, two playgrounds, and a 126-acre Old Forest State Natural Area.
Whether it’s visiting the IMAX theater, nature center, planetarium, science center, or various other exhibits throughout the year - you can find something to do here! Plus it's free on Tuesdays after 1:00 pm.
SHELBY FARMS PARK
Shelby Farms is a park in Memphis that offers recreational outdoor activities for all ages. The park is free to all and open from 7 am to 5:30 pm.
Chain of indoor trampoline parks featuring freestyle bouncing, dodgeball, fitness programs & more.
The The Stax Museum is a place where youth can go to learn about Memphis’ music history. The Stax Museum holds a number of activities for youth and community throughout the year. The museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm and admission cost $13.
2:30-4:30 every Monday-Friday at the Whitehaven Public Library (4120 Millbranch Rd.) Armed with invention kits, Wi-Fi enabled laptops, iPads and tablets, a PlayStation 4, and other various fun activities, the Whitehaven Branch Library is ready to follow the same path of Cloud901 at the Benjamin Hooks Library.
Urban Air (Select Dates)
Urban Air is much more than a trampoline park. It's an indoor adventure park with something for everyone in the family. The Trampoline Park is the perfect destination for providing weekly events and kids birthday parties for all ages and fitness levels.