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75 Jefferson Avenue  Memphis  Tennessee  38103  USA 

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Visitor's Guide: Memphis

Lida Gammill Sharpe Planetarium

A Planetarium Kids Love
  • Neighborhood: University of Memphis Area
  • Category: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes

Description

Tired of putting people, especially kids, to sleep with droning lectures in a dark room and trying to compete with the IMAX theater next door? This planetarium has spiced up its shows with laser lights and music from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam and Pink Floyd. There is even an Elvis show during Elvis Week in August. During special meteorological events, such as meteor showers, the planetarium staff sets up telescopes on the front lawn and encourages visitors to bring their families as well as a picnic dinner.

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