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Lichterman Nature Center

5992 Quince Rd.
Memphis, TN 38119

In the heart of metropolitan Memphis is 65 acres of lush gardens, native wildflowers, trails, lake and meadow. A certified arboretum, exhibits at Lichterman focus on metamorphosis and change in lake, meadow and forest habitats.

The Backyard Wildlife Center features live animals, hands-on explorations, microscopic discoveries, a boardwalk two stories high, underwater viewing areas and much more! Three miles of trails wind and loop through Midsouth habitats punctuated by conveniently located rest stops. 

Visitors can also enjoy nature walks, festivals and wildlife activities designed to expose and build connections between the participants and the natural world.

The Visitor Center at Lichterman Nature Center offers free wifi.  


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  • Area
    • East
  • COVID-19 Availability
    • Additional Information: Members only through June 7; Open to public June 9; Tuesday through Thursday - 11 to 3; Friday and Saturday 11-4
    • Open
  • Facility Amenities
    • Bus/Motorcoach Parking
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Reservations Accepted
    • Tours Available
  • General Information
    • Hours of Operation: Tue. - Thu. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Fri. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Sun. and Mon.
  • Group Information
    • Group Rates Available