A certified arboretum, and a nature center, Lichterman Nature Center offers many outdoor and indoor exhibits, activities, and events. The Lichterman Nature Center is one of the facilities within the Pink Palace Family of Museums featuring exhilarating new exhibits, beautiful gardens featuring native wildflowers and trees, and a tradition of excellence in environmental education set in the heart of 65 acres of lake, meadow, and forest.

Located in metropolitan Memphis, the Lichterman Nature Center promotes a sense of stewardship for the earth by increasing the visitor's appreciation and interpretation of the natural world through environmental education and understanding of native wildlife. The nature center places an emphasis on nature related education, including hands-on explorations, microscopic discoveries, a forest boardwalk three stories high, and an underwater viewing area. Enjoy a three mile walk on the nature path which is home to a wide variety of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals! Visitors can also partake in wildlife programs, plant sales, festivals and many other entertaining activities designed to expose and build connections between the participants and the natural world. Looking to plan an event? This is the perfect venue for birthday parties, weddings and receptions!

Don’t miss the upcoming Tree Giveaway, December 13th, 10 am - 12 noon. Winter is the best time to plant trees and to celebrate tree-planting season, Lichterman Nature Center is hosting a tree giveaway & family fun event.

For more information, visit the website, email [email protected] or call 901.636.2211.

Members - FREE 
Adult - $6.00
Senior - $5.50
Child (age 3-12) - $4.50
Children under 3 - FREE

Admission to Lichterman Nature Center is free to public Tuesdays from 1:00 until closing. 


Photo Credit: Lichterman Nature Center