Summer hours: open from 9:00am–6:00pm
Hours and admission
|Monday||9 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Thursday||9 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Friday||9 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Saturday||9 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Sunday||9 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Seniors & Students w/ID||$14.00|
|Children 4–17 years||$12.00|
|3 and under||Free|
With at least two weeks’ notice, the museum offers complimentary tour guide and sign-language interpretation for hearing-impaired guests. With 48-hours’ notice, the museum offers complimentary tour guide interpretation for visually-impaired guests.
To arrange a tour guide for hearing or visually impaired guests, contact Guest Services at 901-521-9699 or email email@example.com. These groups are limited to no more than ten people per tour guide.
For hearing-impaired guests, assisted listening devices for the museum’s two main theater experiences and transcripts for audio elements within the exhibitions are available upon request at the admissions desk. All films have open captions at the bottom of the screen. Trained service animals are welcome to accompany guests who require their assistance due to a disability. All other pets or animals are not permitted in the museum.
All guests entering the National Civil Rights Museum are subject to a screening process. The National Civil Rights Museum reserves the right to inspect all guest’s packages, purses, backpacks, fanny packs and other bags prior to entering the museum. Sharp objects more than 2.5 inches long, weapons and illegal contraband will not be permitted in the museum. Please leave and secure any unnecessary articles in your vehicle to expedite your entry. Oversize bags brought into the museum must be checked with security. Animals are not allowed in the museum, except for service animals.
August 13, Drop the Mic Poetry Slam
The theme is “And Justice for All!” Spoken word gives you the platform to shine light on what is right and what is wrong. ENTRY DEADLINE: AUGUST 1.
October 20, 25th Freedom Award
The museum’s flagship event honoring individuals who have contributed tirelessly to civil and human rights.
The Museum presents dynamic and engaging programs that educate, inspire, and motivate!
Inspiring Greatness through Words and Deeds is a special showcase of work by artist Baret Boisson in an exhibit featuring portraits of heroes like Matin Luther King, Jr., Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Jesse Owens, Joe Louis, Fats Waller, and many others in acrylic murals on canvas, ceramics or painted cigar boxes. Many of portraits are commissioned by Hollywood celebrities. In this exhibit, two new portraits will be revealed. Boisson will also gift the Museum the portrait entitled “MLK, Jr. – ‘I Have a Dream’, 2007. Exhibit showing June 11 – September 5, 2016.
Dave Brubeck: Jazz Ambassador exhibit highlights the composer/musician’s extensive career and his role as an prolific composer, innovative musician and international ambassador. Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) is widely acknowledged as one of America’s most significant post-Swing Era jazz musicians. A socially engaged artist, Brubeck consistently fought for racial integration and equality both at home and abroad during times when it was not the popular thing to do.
Voices of the Civil Rights Movement
combines these two video archives into one interactive exhibit available within a walk-up kiosk. The exhibit runs for multiple years.
“There lived … a people who had the moral courage to stand up for their rights and thereby they injected a new meaning into the veins of history and of civilization.”
Members are vital to the museum’s long-term viability and mission. Museum members receive the following yearly benefits:
- unlimited admission for one year
- 10% discount on museum shop purchases in store and online
- member-exclusive exhibit preview invitations
- free admission to special after-hours educational programs
- e-newsletter listing
- Admission for one adult only + 2 single-use guest passes
- Admission for 2 adults and up to 5 children + 4 single-use guest passes
- Admission for 2 adults and up to 5 children + 6 single-use guest passes
- Admission for 2 adults and up to 5 children + 8 single-use guest passes
Charter patron and corporate memberships are also available.
There’s plenty of history in the making here at the National Civil Rights Museum.
Beginning today, at the National Civil Rights Museum, we want to hear from you. We want to know what your questions are and how you think we can stem this violence and value every life. Join us in creating a living exhibit of your thoughts, feelings and solutions.
“At critical times, at moments of peril, no one has the right to abstain, to be prudent. When the life or death or simply the well-being of a community is at stake, neutrality is criminal, for it aids and abets the oppressor and not his victim.” – Elie Wiesel
Let’s move beyond tolerance to genuine concern and care for our fellow man. Love is the only concept that can save us from us.
MAKE HISTORY. SHARE HISTORY.
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