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March/April 2012 Inside this issue Dinosaurs : Land of Fire and Ice Good For You Cirque du CMOM Jammin’ to the Music Programming Spotlight Spring Break Camp Save the Date Donor Spotlight Membership News Flash

“We create memorable learning experiences through the joy of play in hands-on exhibits and programs.” At The John and Katherine Dobbs Family Center


Long before the Mid-South was populated by cows and cotton fields, dinosaurs roamed the land. A traveling exhibit now open allows children and adults to explore dinosaur habitats to better understand how these mysterious animals lived and use inquiry skills to examine what they left behind. Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 - 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth.

Children go face-to-face with the prehistoric world and meet dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. The exhibit, created for children ages 3 - 10, features two distinct environments and a variety of activities. A Field Research Station allows children to step into the role of paleontologist by uncovering fossils with brushes and creating drawings of the dinosaur environment using fossil rubbings and tracings.

The steamy “Land of Fire” connects visitors with the prehistoric home of the Triceratops and T-Rex. Children can circle the land in insect costumes and buzz through a volcano with oozing lava. Work through a swampy bog and identify an ecosystem of animals and plants. No coats are needed for a trip across the “Land of Ice” where visitors meet two dinosaurs, a Troodon and Edmontosaurus, who made their homes in the cold climate of Alaska. Activities include: climbing rocky steps, breezing down an icy slide, and hopping across stepping stones in an icy river. Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice utilizes new research about climates in which dinosaurs were able to survive and thrive. The discovery of numerous species of dinosaurs in the arctic is causing scientists to reconsider old theories about dinosaurs only living in tropical climates. It is now known that many dinosaurs, including Edmontosaurus and Troodon, lived in cold weather climates for at least part of the year.

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice is the first child-centered exhibit in the country dedicated to expanding the understanding of dinosaur habitat and range. The exhibit will be at the museum through May 13, 2012.

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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum and is sponsored locally by Kronos Energy Solutions. 2


Come visit Ginger and her friends, the Good for You Crew at The Children’s Museum of Memphis, now through June 24 in the traveling exhibit Good for You: Healthy Fun on the Run. Ginger is a potato chip eating, soda guzzling couch potato who loves to watch T.V. When her mother orders her out of the house, she and her faithful dog George begin an adventure that leads to a world of healthy foods and active play. With childhood obesity ranking as one of the most important issues facing the United States, especially in Tennessee, the exhibit is part of the museum’s health initiative to teach children and their families that living healthy, active lifestyles can be easy and fun. When guests enter the exhibit, they are greeted by life sized cutouts of Ginger and the Good for You Crew. In the introductory area, visitors listen to their heart beat and participate in hands-on activities that teach the importance of balancing good food choices (energy in) with physical activities (energy out). Visitors enter a room with an interactive video wall where they use their whole bodies to capture floating images of foods to create a balanced meal. As visitors continue through the exhibit, they pick authentic looking fruits and vegetables in Sam’s garden and take them to Maria’s Farmer’s Market where they assume the roles of shoppers and sellers as they learn about healthy food choices. To promote physical movement, children are invited into Nelson’s Treehouse for climbing and then visit Michael and Lea’s campsite where they explore a cave, traverse a rock wall and try out a kayak. Children then venture into Josh’s Living Room where families will enjoy activities like building cardboard forts and playing twister showing the many ways you can be active in your own home. Good for You: Healthy Fun on the Run was created by Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga with funding from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. BlueCross BlueShield Foundation has also provided funding for the exhibit to come to The Children’s Museum of Memphis.

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A Fun Evening of Glitz and Red Carpet Glamour The museum’s annual fund raiser, Cirque du CMOM, amazed more than 900 guests on February 4 and raised money beyond it’s goal for the museum’s educational exhibits and programs. This year’s theme was “Night in Hollywood: A Vanity Affair.” Guests enjoyed a comprehensive array of food by more than 30 of Memphis’ finest chefs as well as mulitiple bars and a signature drink from Alchemy. The Cirque committee once again held a successful online auction prior to the party, with an astounding array of items from all over Memphis and beyond. Guests were greeted by paparazzi as they walked down the red carpet into the storefronts of Rodeo Drive and the entrance to the Beverly Hills Hotel. T h e “shady side” of Hollywood wowed guests with street performers and a sliderbar on “Skid Row.” Inside the Ciros tent visitors were treated to a special bourbon bar with an “Old Hollywood” feel. Attendees danced the night away to the tunes of DJ Mark Anderson in the IBERIABANK Vanity Affair Room. Co-chairs of this year’s fundraiser were Cindy Dobbs and Janie Lowery. A special thanks to this year’s sponsors and committee for such a great party!

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Saturday, April 28, 10am-1pm

e’re lining up an all-star cast of continuous stage performances for our second annual Jammin’ to the Music event. Pony rides, rock climbing wall with bungee trampolines, moonwalk, face painting, crafts, concessions and music by the Friendzies will rock the front lawn! Sponsored by Amerispan Tents, Inc. Blue Bell Creameries, Inc. King Cotton Kroger

Members Free Non-Members - $15 (Cancelled in case of rain, check CMOM.COM for details)

Program Spotlight: Murphy The Manatee Visits Memphis Join us for a special guest storytelling, book reading and signing of Murphy the Manatee Visits Memphis, Saturday, March 17 from 2 – 4 pm. Murphy the Manatee visits Memphis was written by Erin Thorpe, a native of Memphis. She was commissioned by James Jackson to write this fictional story loosely based on a realistic event that involved his experience on the mighty Mississippi River. James and a friend were fishing on the banks of the river in Memphis when they discovered a live manatee stuck in the shallow waters near the bank. An artist will be on hand to draw caricatures of the visitors.

Dinosaurs Galore & More! Spring Break Camp March 5 - 9 and 12 - 16, 9am-3pm Cost: $150 per child Dinosaurs lived millions of years ago and are fascinating creatures. Step into the life of dinosaurs and explore the discoveries of what their fossils are teaching us today about the ancient world. Join us for our one week Spring Camp and we’ll get up-close and personal with the dinosaurs as we learn about their eating habits, reconstruct dinosaur bones, play dinosaur games, and make special crafts to reinforce the learning during this prehistoric adventure camp. Hurry! Don’t miss out, space is limited, sign up today! For more information call (901) 458-2678, ext. 221. 6


Donor Spotlight Since June of 1989 AutoZone, Inc. has been a strong supporter of The Children’s Museum (CMOM) and a champion of our mission which also reflects the AutoZone company values. In addition to supporting the museum through charitable donations and in-kind gifts, AutoZone fosters community involvement in philanthropic activities and encourages others to get involved with educating the children we serve through the joy of play. Renovations and a major expansion to the AutoZone Garage Exhibit are currently in process and made possible through a recent AutoZone gift. CMOM is very grateful for our partnership with AutoZone, Inc. and is excited to provide our visitors with this first class, state-of-the-art exhibit.

Save the Date! Dr. Seuss Birthday Friday, March 2, 11am-3pm

Wear red and white; participate in a Dr. Seuss storybook character hunt, and look for a special guest in a red and white hat to stop by at noon!

It’s a Deaf Deaf World Saturday, March 17, 11am-1pm

Join Quota Intertational and come take a trip into a world where you may listen with your eyes and speak with your hands.

Flashback: for the Young at Heart Thursday, May 10, 6-9pm

Call 458-2678, ext. 234 for more details.

Splish Splash Bash CMOM Birthday Celebration Saturday, June 16, 10am-1pm

Call 458-2678, ext. 221 for more details.

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Tot Art: Sting Art, 10am

Seussical Story Time: Yertle the Turtle, 3:30pm

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Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration!, 11am-3pm (See page 7)

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Fabulous Fine Art: Andy Warhol, 11am

Silly Science: Milk Swirl, 1pm Move& Groove: Red Light, Green Light, 3:30pm

Search Party: Round Objects, 3pm

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Who Are You? Investigations: The Lungs & Oxygen, 11am Creative Thinker Tinker Time: Wedgits, 3pm

Human Bingo: Just for Kids, 3pm

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Who Are You? Investigations: The Heart Parts, 11am

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Creative Thinker Tinker Time: Acrobat Builders, 3pm

Search Party: The Letter T, 3pm

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Who Are You? Investigations: The Brain Game, 11am

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Creative Thinker Tinker Time: Wedgits, 3pm

Search Party: The Color Blue, 3pm

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Who Are You? Investigations: The Eyes Have It, 11am

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Creative Thinker Tinker Time: Bamboo Building Blocks, 3pm

My First Book Club: If You Give a Moose a Muffin, 10am

Game Time! - The Angry Birds Card Game, 3:30pm

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My First Book Club: If You Give a Pig a Pancake, 10am

Game Time! - Hungry Hungry Hippos, 3:30pm

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Dino Art: Stained Glass Dinos, 10am

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Silly Science: Play Dough, 3:30pm

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Dino Art: Dinosaur Feet, 3:30pm

Around the World: Netherlands, 3:30pm

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Tot Art: Collage, 10am

Seussical Story Time: The Cat in the Hat, 3:30pm

Tot Art: Cork Painting, 10am

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Seussical Story Time: Green Eggs and Ham, 3:30pm

Tot Art: Coffee Filter Drawings, 10am

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Seussical Story Time: Sneetches, 3:30pm

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Move & Groove: Hoola Hoop, 10:30am Okie Dokie Karaoke, 3:30pm

Move & Groove: Animal Exercise, 10:30am

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Okie Dokie Karaoke, 3:30pm

Move & Groove: Freeze Dance, 10:30am

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Okie Dokie Karaoke, 3:30pm

Fabulous Fine Art: Frida Kahlo, 11am

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Silly Science: Elephant’s Toothpaste, 1pm Move & Groove: Paper Plate Frisbee, 3:30pm

It’s a Deaf, Deaf World, 11am-1pm (See page 7)

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Move & Groove: Simon Says, 3:30pm

Fabulous Fine Art: Alma Thomas, 10am

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Silly Science: Making Music with Water, 1pm Move & Groove: Bubble Wrap Attack, 3:30pm

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My First Book Club: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, 10am Family Time Trivia: Children’s Movies, 3:30pm

Creative Thinker Tinker Time We supply the materials and you supply the creative mind as we tinker around and build with various materials. All ages.

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Around the World: United States, 3:30pm

Silly Science: Exploding Fun, 11am

Around the World Discover a different culture or country. All ages.

Fabulous Fine Art Explore the amazing artists of history. All ages.

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Dino Egg Hunt, 11am

My First Book Club: If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, 10am

Museum Programs Programs are subject to change or cancellation. To verify programs: 458-2678 or CMOM.COM. Unless noted, programs are included with museum admission.

Dino Art Make dinosaur themed masterpieces. All ages.

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Silly Science: Volcano, 11am

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Around the World: Tanzania, 3:30pm

Tot Art: Foot Tracing Art, 10am

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Seussical Story Time: The Foot Book, 3:30pm

Family Time Trivia Kids and parents work in teams to answer fun trivia questions to win prizes. All ages. Game Time Play games with the family. All ages. Human Bingo Get visitors to sign your card in the right spaces to win a prize. All ages.

Move & Groove: Crab Races Relay, 10:30am

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Okie Dokie Karaoke, 3:30pm

Dino Art: Movable Dinosaur, 11am

Silly Science: Homemade Slime, 1pm Move & Groove: Jump Rope Jingles, 3:30pm

Search Party Find clues, complete tasks and get a prize! All ages. Silly Science Discover the silly science behind your favorite things! All ages. Seussical Story Time In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday join us as we tell his stories and make a Seuss themed craft. All ages.

Move & Groove Get your heart pumping as you play! All ages.

Tot Art It’s never too early to encourage your little artist and let the creative juices flow as you explore different kinds of art! Ages 1-4.

My First Book Club Explore and investigate our world through story time, crafts and a healthy snack. Ages 2-4.

Who Are You? Investigations Simple experiments and explorations help us understand how the human body works. All ages.

Okie Dokie Karaoke Sing your favorite tunes on stage in The Little Orpheum. All ages.

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Who Are You? Investigations: The Tooth Truth, 11am

Creative Thinker Tinker Time: Giant Hollow Hardwood Blocks, 3pm

Happy Easter! Museum Closed!

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Who Are You? Investigations: Just a Bag of Nerves, 11am

Creative Thinker Tinker Time: K’nex, 3pm

Search Party: Star Shapes, 3pm

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Who Are You? Investigations: The DNA Story, 11am

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Creative Thinker Tinker Time: Marble Race Set, 3pm

Search Party: Recycled Materials, 3pm

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Who Are You? Investigations: The Nose Knows, 11am

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Creative Thinker Tinker Time: Geo Snaps, 3pm

Search Party: The Color Red, 3pm

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Who Are You? Investigations: Ear Adventures, 11am

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Game Time! - Checkers, 3:30pm

My First Book Club: Knuffle Bunny, 10am

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Eco Art: Homemade Finger Paint, 3:30pm

My First Book Club: Ten Little Ladybugs, 10am

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Family Time Trivia: Cartoons, 3:30pm

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Silly Science: Sink or Float Investigations, 11am

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Tot Art: Cornstarch Paint, 10am

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Book Worms: Olive’s Pirate Party, 3:30pm

Around the World: Mexico, 3:30pm

Silly Science: Ice Fishing Experiments, 11am

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Dino Art: Dinosaur Rubbings, 11am

Book Worms: Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Okie Dokie Karaoke, Know She Was Extinct, 3:30pm 3:30pm

Around the World: Antarctica, 3:30pm

Silly Science: Surface Tension Experiments, 11am

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Tot Art: Relief Prints, 10am

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Book Worms: Find-ASaurus, 3:30pm

Around the World: Ghana, 3:30pm

Dino Art: Foam Dinosaur Mosaics, 11am

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Okie Dokie Karaoke, 3:30pm

Dino Art: Dinosaur Hats, 11am

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Okie Dokie Karaoke, 3:30pm

Good For You: Eat a Healthy Rainbow, 10am

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Fabulous Fine Art: Alexander Calder, 1pm Silly Science: Explore Physical Change, 3:30pm Fabulous Fine Art: Pablo Picasso, 11am

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Silly Science: Milk Swirl, 1pm Move & Groove: 3 Legged Sack Races, 3:30pm Eco Art: Earth Day Leaf Prints, 11am

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Silly Science: Disappearing Air, 1pm Move & Groove: Spanish Hokie Pokie, 3:30pm

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My First Book Club: Never, Ever Shout in a Zoo, 10am

Silly Science: Toothpaste Slime, 11am

Move & Groove: Hot Potato Game, 3:30pm

Around the World: France, 3:30pm

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Tot Art: Fingerpaint Leaves, 10am

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Eco Art: Newspaper Hats, 11am

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Jammin’ to the Music, 10am-1pm (See Page 6)

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Book Worms: Alexander Okie Dokie Karaoke, and the Terrible, Horrible, 3:30pm No Good, Very Bad Day, 3:30pm

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Creative Thinker Tinker Time: Magnetic Magic, 3pm

Museum Programs Programs are subject to change or cancellation. To verify programs: 458-2678 or CMOM.COM. Unless noted, programs are included with museum admission. Around the World Discover a different culture or country. All ages. Book Worms Listen to a story, sing songs and make crafts! All ages. Creative Thinker Tinker Time We supply the materials and you supply the creative mind as we tinker around and build with various materials. All ages. Dino Art Make dinosaur themed masterpieces. All ages. Eco Art Make “green” themed creative masterpieces. All ages.

Fabulous Fine Art Explore the amazing artists of history. All ages.

Okie Dokie Karaoke Sing your favorite tunes on stage in The Little Orpheum. All ages.

Family Time Trivia Kids and parents work in teams to answer fun trivia questions to win prizes. All ages.

Search Party Find clues, complete tasks and get a prize! All ages.

Game Time Play games with the family. All ages. Human Bingo Get visitors to sign your card in the right spaces to win a prize. All ages.

Silly Science Discover the silly science behind your favorite things! All ages. Seussical Story Time In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday join us as we tell his stories and make a Seuss themed craft. All ages.

Move & Groove Get your heart pumping as you play! All ages.

Tot Art It’s never too early to encourage your little artist and let the creative juices flow as you explore different kinds of art! Ages 1-4.

My First Book Club Explore and investigate our world through story time, crafts and a healthy snack. Ages 2-4.

Who Are You? Investigations Simple experiments and explorations help us understand how the human body works. All ages.

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Thanks to Our Members and Donors!

MEMBERS FOR 5+ YEARS 5 YEARS Mr. and Mrs. Brian Chiozza Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Gorham Mr. and Mrs. William Deupree III Mr. and Mrs. David Blaylock

6 YEARS Mr. Eric Hudson and Mrs. Patricia Dewey Mr. and Mrs. Jon Bascom Mr. and Mrs. James Folz Mr. and Mrs. Eric McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Karnes Ms. Jacqueline Plummer Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Howard Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tsai Ms. Martha Wesson 7 YEARS Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Carey Ms. Elizabeth Carter and Ms. Erin Kaste Mr. and Mrs. John Wilbourn 8 YEARS Dr. and Mrs. Charles Green Dr. and Mrs. Ziad Younes Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Shackelford 9 YEARS Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Sweatt Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Baker 11 YEARS Mr. Stanley Friedman and Ms. Rena Feller 13 YEARS Mr. and Mrs. Alan Gates 14 YEARS Dr. and Mrs. Paul Carruth 15 YEARS Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rike 16 YEARS Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Hyde 17 YEARS Mr. and Mrs. Richard Binswanger 18 YEARS Mr. and Mrs. Edward Felsenthal 22 YEARS Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Moss NEW MEMBERS Mr. and Mrs. Michael Aaron Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Abel Mr. and Mrs. Abe Abuelouf Mr. and Mrs. Brent Adams Mr. and Mrs. Ed Adams Pradeep Adatrow and Jaya Adabala Dr. and Mrs. Oluwatoyin Agbaosi Mr. Taner Akbulut and Mrs. Aysun Ozmen Mr. and Mrs. Lutrell Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Allen Anand Andrew and Kameswari Chikka Ms. Alecia Ayers Ms. Elizabeth Baertels Mr. and Mrs. Gene Baggett Mr. and Mrs. Chip Baine Mr. and Mrs. Todd Baker Mr. and Mrs. Geoff Bakewell Ms. Julie Baltz and Mr. Carey Stevens Mr. and Mrs. Justin Barden Mr. and Mrs. Ben Barksdale Mr. and Mrs. Gene Barzizza Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Bateman Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Beck Mrs. Pat Beeson Dr. and Mrs. Scott Berl Mr. and Mrs. Julius Besser Mr. and Mrs. Murali Bhojanapalli Mrs. Tanya Biscardi and Mr. Jason Sprowl Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Blankenship Mr. and Mrs. Craig Blondis Dr. and Mrs. Brian Bolerjack Mr. and Mrs. William Bolton Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bonds

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Mr. and Mrs. David Flautt Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ford Mr. and Mrs. Larry Ford Mr. and Mrs. Brad Foster Ms. E. Diane Fraccastoro and Mr. J. J. Wright Mr. and Mrs. Edward Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Frisch Mr. and Mrs. Noel Frizzell Ms. Daryl Gann Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Fenno Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Gauldin Mr. and Mrs. Will George Mr. and Mrs. Josh Gettys Maher Ghawji and Nour Hajjar Mr. and Mrs. Avinash Gholap Ms. Julie Goebl and Mr. John Olivio Mr. David Goff and Ms. Brandy Fenton Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gomez Mr. and Mrs. Don Goode Mr. and Mrs. Craig Grady Mr. John Granger Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Gray Mr. and Mrs. Brent Green Mr. and Mrs. John Griesbeck Mr. and Mrs. Eric Griesheimer Mr. and Mrs. Adam Groveman Mr. and Mrs. Daxton Grubb Mr. Krzysztof Gruszczynski and Mrs. Greta Banyte Mr. and Mrs. Sanjay Gudiboina Mr. Satish Gundala and Mrs. Nalini Boini Mrs. Deana Hagaman and Mr. Chad Hilde Miss Erika Hagood Mr. and Mrs. Darin Halford Mr. and Mrs. David Hallum Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Hardy Mr. and Mrs. Chris Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Dicki Hasselbaum Mrs. Kim Hassler Mr. and Mrs. Christian Hawkins Mr. and Mrs. Tharren Hayes Dr. and Mrs. William Hayes Mr. and Mrs. David Hays Mr. and Mrs. Michael Helbis Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Herr Mr. and Mrs. James Hess Mr. and Mrs. Jon-Paul Hickey Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Hill Mr. and Mrs. Jason Hilliard Ms. Leslie Hipp Mrs. and Mr. Heather Hodges Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. David Holdinghausen Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Hopkins Mr. and Mrs. R. Matthew Horner Mr. Harold Horner and Miss Judy DeGraw Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Houk Mr. and Mrs. Will Hudson Mr. and Mrs. James Huffman Mr. Jimmy Hurdle Mr. and Mrs. Scott Imorde Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Ingram Mr. and Mrs. Roy Isaksen Mr. and Mrs. Sean Isham Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Ivey Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Jehl Mr. and Mrs. Seth Jenkins Mr. Bo Jiang and Ms. Guolian Kang Mr. and Mrs. Michael Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Johnston Mr. and Dr. William Jones Mr. and Mrs. Devernesh Jones Mr. and Mrs. Eric Joseph Mr. and Mrs. Craig Jostes Mr. and Mrs. Craig Juneau Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Kempe Mr. and Mrs. Chris Kerstell Mr. and Mrs. Chris Kiffin Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kolp Mr. and Mrs. Souleymane Kone Ms. Jennifer Kunihiro and Mr. Jim Kunihiro Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lake Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lambeth Mr. and Mrs. Brendon Lasley Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Lasley Mr. and Mrs. Chris Lausterer Mr. and Mrs. Javier Leiva Mr. and Mrs. Brian LeMar Mr. and Mrs. Victor Lendermon

Ms. Yating Liao and Miss Sophia Jin Mr. and Mrs. Tony Lin Mr. and Mrs. Matt Littlejohn Mr. and Mrs. Shaun Lloyd Mr. and Mrs. James Lockhart Ms. Natalie Lopez and Mr. Lester Reyes Mr. and Mrs. Austin Lowry Mr. and Mrs. Sean Mahoney Mr. and Mrs. Matt Manning Mrs. Joanna Marzec and Mr. Radwan Abdallat Mr. and Mrs. Danthony Mathis Mr. and Mrs. Daisuke Matsumoto Mr. and Mrs. Cory McCabe Mr. and Mrs. David McCormick Mr. and Mrs. Brooks McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. McElroy Mr. and Mrs. Dan McEver Mr. George McFall Mrs. Candice McGaugh and Mr. Nathan Voivedich Mr. Joshua McGuinness and Ms. Shelly Eaglehunter Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Mcguire Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Mcintyre Mr. and Mrs. Lance McKee Mr. and Mrs. Chris McLemore Mr. and Mrs. Michael McSwain Mr. and Mrs. Mason McWilliams Mr. and Mrs. Justin Menard Dr. Sandra Milasta and Dr. Oliver Sturm Mr. Alex Milbright Ms. Alexis Miller Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Minderman Mr. and Mrs. Joel Minton Mr. and Mrs. Justin Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Adam Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Todd Moen Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Moore Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Moore Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Moore III Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Morgan Mr. and Mrs. David Morgan Ms. Mary Morris and Mr. Paul Morris Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Morris Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Morris Mr. and Mrs. John Moss Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Musick Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Myers Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Myers Mr. and Mrs. Tuan Nguyen Ms. Heather Nicholas Ms. Roslyn Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Jason Nickel Mr. and Mrs. James Nicklay Ms. Wynetta Noland and Mrs. Ashley Noland Mr. and Mrs. Shane Norman Mr. and Mrs. David Northcut Mr. and Mrs. Keith O’Dell Mr. and Mrs. Jon Olswanger Mr. Coss and Ms. Orwich Mr. and Mrs. Michael Osber Mr. LaShad Overstreet and Ms. Hala Bell Mrs. Ioama Pacurar and Mr. Ash (Anshuman) Mehrotra Mr. and Mrs. William Palmer Mr. David Paschal and Ms. Debbie Drew Mr. and Mrs. Sal Passalaqua Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Pate Mr. and Mrs. Chris Patterson Mr. John Pearson Ms. Michelle Pettigrew Miss LaSaundra Pirtle Mr. and Mrs. Richard Playford Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Poe Mr. and Mrs. Thai Pongmee Ms. Ann Pretzer and Mr. Zach Pretzer Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Price Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pritchard Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Raines Mr. and Mrs. Andy Rambo Mr. and Mrs. James Randle Mr. and Mrs. Allen Rasoul Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Redick Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Reed Mr. and Mrs. Corey Reeves Mr. and Mrs. Parker Rhett


Mrs. Margie Rhodes and Mrs. Tori Farmer Miss Alicia Rice and Mr. Mitchell Euell Mr. and Mrs. Peter Richards Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Robbins Dr. Camaryn Robbins and Mr. George Robbins Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Robinson Dr. Jana Robinson and Mr. Ken Robinson Mr. and Mrs. David Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Chris Rockholt Mr. and Mrs. Darren Rolfe Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rolls Ms. Cynthia Romoff and Dr. Todd Romoff Ms. Vanessa Ross and Mr. Lloyd Ross Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ruiz Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Ruleman Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Sample Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sanders Mr. and Mrs. John Sanderson Mr. and Mrs. Robin Sandlin Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sankey Mr. Temoor Sarwar Mr. and Mrs. Russell Savory Mr. and Ms. Danny Schaffzin Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Schlett Mr. and Mrs. Clint Scott Ms. Nikki Scudder and Mr. Joey Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Brad Seessel Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Will Shepard Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Shepsky Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Sherwood Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Shipley Dr. Carla Shirley Mrs. Almedia Shores and Lataria Shores Ms. Denise Shorter Dr. Sahar Siddiqui and Dr. Mahboob Alam Mr. and Mrs. David Silva Mrs. Sangeetha Singiri and Mr. Prasad Epuri Mr. Logoitino Sito and Ms. Hannah Simpson Mr. and Mrs. David Smith Mr. and Mrs. Mike Smith Mr. and Mrs. George Smitherman Mr. and Mrs. Michael Solley Ms. Mae Stanton Mr. and Mrs. Josh Starrett Mr. and Mrs. Matt Stephens Mr. and Mrs. Beau Stephens Mr. and Mrs. Brent Stone Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Stratton Mr. and Mrs. Michael Strieder Mr. and Mrs. Jerimiah Sullivan Ms. Donna Summers Mrs. Liz Sykes Mr. Toru Tanahashi and Ms. Yoko Tanahashi Ms. Beth Tanner and Mr. Lee Goodman Mrs. Sarah Tate and Ms. Vicky Evans Ms. Katy Tedder Mr. and Mrs. Shalin Tejani Mr. and Mrs. Tim Tell Mr. and Mrs. Errol Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Jason Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thurmond Mr. and Mrs. Keith Townsend Mr. Bao Tran and Ms. Stacy Pham Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Travis Mr. and Mrs. Walker Uhlhorn Mr. and Mrs. Ross Vego Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Wade Mrs. Stephanie Waldrip and Mr. Thomas Burcham Ms. Brenna Walker Mr. and Mrs. John Walker Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Walker Mr. and Mrs. Jim Walker Ms. Lei Wang and Mr. Bentuo Zheng Mrs. Toni Wardell Mr. and Mrs. Curt Warhurst Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Warne Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Warren Mrs. Jennifer Watson Mr. and Mrs. Michael Waycaster Mr. and Mrs. Bo Weaver Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Webb Ms. Sandra Webb and Mrs. Shiree Webb Mr. and Mrs. Steve Weber Ms. Dana Webster Mr. and Mrs. Jerry West

Mr. and Mrs. Frans Weterrings Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. Curtis White Mr. and Mrs. Keith White Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Whitlow Mr. and Mrs. Michael Williams Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Williams Ms. Arnita Williams and Mrs. Vivian Williams Mr. and Mrs. Troy Williams Mr. and Mrs. Blake Williams Mr. and Mrs. John Willis Mr. and Mrs. Drew Willson Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. George Windle Mr. and Mrs. Adam Winter Mr. and Mrs. Vance Wise Mr. and Mrs. Jim Witherington Mr. and Dr. Scott Woodmansee Mr. and Mrs. Rick Wyckoff Mr. and Mrs. Justin Yates Mr. and Mrs. Shah Zada Mr. and Mrs. David Zelinski Mr. and Mrs. Todd Zentner Dr. Zheng and Desheng Ma EXHIBIT/PROGRAM SPONSOR International Paper Company YEC GIFTS Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Baker Ms. A. Robin Gaffney and Ms. Roberta Lips Mr. and Mrs. Ben Keras Mr. and Mrs. John Laughlin Mr. and Mrs. David McGregor Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Pappas Mr. and Mrs. Sean Reynolds Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Ruoff Mr. and Mrs. Marlon Watkins Ms. Vickie Wooten and Mr. Joe Clark Mrs. Harriett Young GIFTS Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Associates AJ Walter Aviation AutoZone, Inc. BB Kings Blues Club Bridgforth & Buntin, PLLC BrownDog Lodge C.H.Boyle Foundation Christian Brothers High School Diversified Trust Dobbs Honda Covington Pike Dobbs Management Services Heritage Plantation Foundation Hobson Company Realtors Horne LLP International Paper Company Lipscomb & Pitts Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau Patton & Taylor Pediatric Consultants Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis, PC Quick International Courier Reynolds, Bone and Griesbeck PLC Royal Furniture Source One Spares TBC Corporation The Canale Foundation, Inc. The Pink Door Varner Pryor Interiors Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Wells, Moore, Simmons, Edwards & Wilbanks Mr. Oscar Adams Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Scott Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Tim Ballard Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bess Mr. and Mrs. Phillip C. Blum Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Boberski Mr. and Mrs. Blake Bourland Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brown Dr. Jordge Calzada Ms. Martha Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Staley Cates Mrs. Margaret H. Child Mr. and Mrs. J. Lester Crain, Jr. Mr. Rex Deloach and Mrs. Ruthann Ray Mr. and Mrs. Don Devlin

Mr. Cliff Drake Mr. and Mrs. Woodson Dunavant Mr. and Mrs. Michael Edelmuth Ms. Jane-Kathryn Evans Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Floyd Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fore Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Fraser Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Freeburg Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gibbs Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gibson Ms. Stephany Goodnight Mr. and Mrs. Brett Grinder Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Hackett Mr. David Haddad Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hanlon Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Harris Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Heros Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jarratt Mr. and Mrs. Rob Johnston Mr. and Mrs. Mason Jones Mr. Robert Krauch Ms. Jennifer Kunihiro and Mr. Jim Kunihiro Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Lackie Mr. and Mrs. George Lapides Drs. Rande and Linda Lazar Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Lipman Mr. and Mrs. William C. Losch Ms. Pam Lowery Mr. and Mrs. Doug Marek Ms. Elizabeth Matthews Mr. and Mrs. Will McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Jake McFadden, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Norris McGehee Mr. and Mrs. Eliot Morris Ms. Helen Morrison Mr. Thayne D. Muller Mr. and Mrs. Frank Muscari Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nichol Mr. and Mrs. Gopi Pai Mr. Glenn Perdue Ms. Jennings Pitts Mr. and Mrs. Josh Poag Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rainer Mr. and Mrs. Bill Reid Mr. and Mrs. Craig Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rowland Mr. and Mrs. Jay Royalty Mr. and Mrs. Kush Shah Mr. and Mrs. Brett Shanaman Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shivers Mr. and Mrs. Bradley W. Snider Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sutton Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Nick Vergos Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Voldeng Mr. and Mrs. Steven Welch Mrs. and Mr. Carrie West Dr. and Mrs. Ben Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wick Mr. and Mrs. Spence L. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wolverton Anne Wulff and Brian Bendersky Mr. and Mrs. Will Yandell

Eclectic Eye Ms. Elizabeth Eggleston Environmental Design Esthetiques Ms. Bess Farris Fiber-Seal of the Mid-South Fields Landscape Architecture Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Finn French Palette Art French Riviera Fitness Frenkel & Company Garden District Greater Memphis Chamber Mr. Curt Hanlon Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Heros Claude Hinds Hollywood Feed LLC Hutchison School Interim Restaurant International House Isabella Itta Bena Itty Bitty Bella James Avery James Davis Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jarratt Jill Hertz Interior DesigN Juliana Hurdle Pilates Keras Automotive Kid Station Kiser’s Carpets Kittie Kyle Kroger Company Kronos Energy Solutions Lexus of Memphis Libbylu Designs Lifesigns The Little Gym Dr. and Mrs. Michael Lowery Lululemon Athletica Memphis Center for Cosmetic Dentistry Memphis Grizzlies Mercedes Benz of Memphis Metro Cab Mr. and Mrs. Eliot Morris Nico and Lala North MS Endodontics Oak Hall Otter Box Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Pace Painting for the Home and Heart Pavo Salon Plastic Surgery Skin Care Center Polish Me Pink Pralines by Leon Premier Transportation Services, Inc. Primary Eye Care of Arlington Pure Barre Relax the Back Rendezvous RGT Management River Inn Mr. and Mrs. Gaston Rivera Simple Organizing Solutions IN-KIND St. Mary’s Episcopal School 100 Club of Memphis Studio 708 Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Susan Stout, Architect Associates Sweet Grass Amy Howard Collection Sweet Pea’s Embroidery Antiques Within and Abbey’s Too Symbio Villa Astor Live The Alluvian Hotel Avanti Skin Center of Collierville The Booksellers at Laurelwood Avery, Meadows and Patel DDS The Brass Door Melissa Payne Baker The Curtain Exchange Billy Hardwick’s All-Star Lanes The Elegant Farmer Bopadee Baby Boutique The Nail and Skin Bar BrownDog Lodge The Orpheum Theatre Buckley’s The Palladio Group Camp Carolina The Pink Door Augusta Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Tillman Chipper Chickie Toad Hall Antiques Mr. and Mrs. Ray Culpepper Tommy Bronson Sporting Goods Dabney Nursery University of Alabama Direct FX Solutions Varner Pryor Interiors Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dobbs Wangs Mr. and Mrs. John H. Dobbs, Jr. Worlds Away Dobbs Honda Covington Pike Dobbs Management Services

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MEMBERSHIP NEWS FLASH The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) has revised its ACM Reciprocal Program policies as follows: Effective April 1, 2013: •The ACM Reciprocal Program will be called the ACM Reciprocal Network. •The ACM Reciprocal Network admission policy will shift from free admission to: 50% off general admission for up to six (6) people. Additional visitors must pay current admission price. •Family memberships that include ACM Reciprocal Network benefits must be sold at a minimum price of $125 or greater. •All current local restrictions will be eliminated. Museums that participate in the ACM Reciprocal Network may not request any new local restrictions. How does this affect CMOM Contributing Memberships with ACM Reciprocal benefits? •CMOM Contributing Memberships with ACM Reciprocal Network benefits with an expiration date of March 31, 2013 or before will receive free admission (or current restrictions) through this date at other participating ACM Reciprocal Network museums. •Beginning on April 1, 2013, Reciprocal benefits will change from free admission to 50% discount on general admission for up to six (6) people at other participating ACM Reciprocal Network museums. Additional visitors must pay current admission price. Note: With these parameters, the benefits for a one-year membership with reciprocal benefits sold after April 1, 2012 will have partial year free admission and partial year 50% discounted admission. How many months of each benefit depend on the expiration date.

Please contact our Membership Department at 320-3171 with any questions.

General Information Location 2525 Central Avenue, at the corner of Central & Hollywood, next to the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

Hours Open 7 Days a Week 9am-5pm Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day

Mailing Address The Children’s Museum of Memphis The John and Katherine Dobbs Family Center 2525 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104-5926

Admission Ages 1-100: $12 Museum Members: FREE

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The museum accepts checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express. Newsletter Sparks is posted online six times annually by The Children’s Museum of Memphis. Carrie Roberts Sparks Editor & Designer The Children’s Museum of Memphis 2525 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104-5926 458-2678, ext. 234 marketing@cmom.com

Board of Trustees Executive Committee Bill Widdop, President Dick Tillman, Vice President Caren Nichol, Treasurer Jerome Franklin, Secretary Jon Bascom Anna McQuiston Holtzclaw Ron Kastner Bob Craddock, Museum Attorney Board Members James Armfield Phillip C. Blum Joe Brown Dennis Colley Joseph Dandan Katina Gaines Lee Harper Merry Lynn Moore Elvira Ormseth Gopi Pai Amy Rolfes Poag Carol Roberts Brett Shanaman Carey Snider William Taylor Peter White Alex Taylor Wiley III Founders Mars Child Polly Glotzbach Harriet McFadden Harry Phillips (deceased)

Advisory Board Carroll Todd, Chairman Debbie Binswanger Albert Cantu Michelle Dunavant Ann Hawkins Mason Hawkins Tom Hutton Edward Labry Elizabeth Labry Angus McEachran Harriet McFadden Stillman McFadden Joe Orgill Clif Phillips Bill Scofield Annette Smith Joe Steffner Terre Sullivant Allison Wetter Barbara Williamson Gary Wunderlich

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