kid exploring

The uncertainty of the upcoming school year is weighing heavily on parents and their children. Will there be school? What will it look like? Do I want my kid(s) to go or not to go? The questions are endless – but so are the opportunities to help your children continue to learn new things both now, and in the future, in more non-traditional ways.

Pack up your bags and hit the open road – it’s time for an educational experience your family will never forget! Whether you’re considering roadschooling, or just want to take a family vacation, with Jellystone Park™ Memphis as your home base, there are plenty of opportunities to explore nearby in fun, educational ways. Keep reading our blog for a few suggestions.

History

Pink Palace Museum – Distance from Camp-Resort: 18.4 miles

At the Pink Palace Museum, visitors can explore the cultural and natural history of the Mid-South through exhibits, dioramas, and audiovisuals. However, the learning opportunities don’t stop there – visitors can also learn about how healthcare grew to be Memphis’ largest industry, check out dinosaurs & fossils, and more!

Biology

Memphis Zoo – Distance from Camp-Resort: 18.4 miles

The Memphis Zoo is home to more than 4,500 animals! Visit “cat country” – a four-acre, open-air cat exhibit, “pelican pool” – home to five pelicans: Radar, Fat Albert, Billie Jo, Bobby Jo, and Betty Jo, “primate canyon” – a five-acre, state-of-the-art outdoor exhibit, and so much more! The Memphis Zoo is dedicated to providing a naturalistic sanctuary for their animals, along with an entertaining and educational experience for guests.

Art

The Art Project – Distance from Camp-Resort: 16.9 miles

This artistic studio is dedicated to art-making and free creative experimentation geared towards children. Spend time bonding with your child(ren) through unique projects, or sit back and watch them explore their creative side! “Make art. Leave the mess.”

Critical Thinking

Memphis Escape Rooms – Distance from Camp-Resort: 16.9 miles

 With 11 unique escape room games across 2 different locations – there’s no shortage of fun to be had. These escape rooms will help build your family’s communication & critical thinking skills and encourage teamwork. Choose from “Shadow Manor,” “Shipwreck Cove,” “Magician’s Code,” and more!

Recess

Jellystone Park™ Memphis is full of fun things to do! Play a game of basketball or sand volleyball with your family, swim in the outdoor pool, go gem mining, and more! Your kids won’t be kids forever – now’s the time to have some family-friendly fun!

*Activities have limited availability during non-peak season.

rving family camping

Camping, along with the great outdoors, offers tons of opportunities for kids to experience new things – from star gazing to learning how to build a campfire. Here at Jellystone Park™, your family will be able to have a safe, fun-filled getaway. And while you’re in the Memphis area – take advantage of the nearby educational experiences that can be found.