Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library

Museum Passes

Museum Discovery Pass Program

The Burch Museum Discovery Pass offers Library card holders free admission at two Mid-South museums for 2 adults and minor children.  This program supports the mission of the Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library to meet the cultural needs of our patrons by encouraging the community's participation in the arts.  We learn to know ourselves and others better through art and the museum experience.

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Burch Library and through the support of the participating museums.  Please thank them for their generosity when you visit. 

Museum Discovery Pass FAQ:

1. Where can I get a Pass?

Passes are available for check-out at the Burch Library Circulation Desk with a valid Burch library card.

2. Which museums are participating?

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens                                  

The Pink Palace Family of Museums 

3. How do I check out a Pass?

Contact the Circulation Desk at 457-2602 to ask which passes are available.  You must present a valid Burch Library card to check-out a pass.  Once in the library, select the museum of your choice at the Circulation Desk.  You will be given a check-out receipt by the library staff that will serve as your Pass.

To ensure fair distribution of the Museum Discovery pass to our patrons, passes are made available on a first-come, first-served basis.

4. How many Passes may I check out?

You may check out one pass at a time.

5. How long is the Pass valid?

The Pass is valid for 3 days from the time of check-out.

6. May I use the Pass more than once?

No. The Museum will collect your Pass when you visit.

7. May I renew my Museum Discovery Pass?

Passes are not renewable.

8. May I reserve a Museum Discovery Pass?

No. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

9. Do I need to return the Pass to the library?

No, you hand in your Pass in exchange for admission at the museum, so there is no need to return it to the library.

10. Are there restrictions on the Museum Discovery Pass?

Yes. Admission is limited to individuals and families, not for church, school or other organizational groups.  The Pass covers admission to the museum, but not to special events.  The Pink Palace Pass is not valid for admission to IMAX or the Planetarium.  The Pink Palace is offering a 10% discount off membership dues, if you join the same day of your Museum Discovery Pass entry. 

11. How do I get more information?

The library has brochures available which describe the participating museums and the Museum Discovery Pass program guidelines.  Also, you may call the Library Circulation Desk at 457-2602 for more information. For museum specific information including current exhibits and hours, please see the individual links below. 


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The Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN
(901) 761-5250 

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 - 5 pm
Third Thursdays: open until 8 pm                                                                                                                            

Closed New Years Day, July 4, Thanksgiving Day  and Christmas Day. Close at 2 pm on Christmas Eve.

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, one of Memphis' premiere art museums since 1976, specializes in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and decorative arts.  Throughout its history, the museum has endeavored to ensure a rich cultural experience for visitors by creating unique educational programs featuring exhibitions highlighting the Dixon's strengths:  the fine art collection, decorative art collection, and beautiful thriving gardens.

At its inception, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Permanent Collection consisted of 26 paintings.  The initial Dixon bequest included works by French Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, an American Impressionist, and several 18th and 19th century British portraits and landscapes.  Over the years, and through generous gifts, bequests, and museum purchases, the collection has grown to over 2000 paintings, works on paper, sculptures, and decorative arts objects.  With the addition of the Warda Stevens Stout Collection of 18th century German Porcelain, The Adler Pewter Collection, The Armand Hammer collection of Daumier Prints, The Noufflard Collection, The Forain Acquisition, The Ritchie Collection, and the Millennium Gift of Sara Lee Corporation, the Dixon's Permanent Collection has expanded to include related schools, American art, and a fine collection of decorative art.

The mission of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens is to preserve, display and interpret art and horticulture.

Library Books to Extend your Visit:


Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists series by Mike Venezia

The Art Book for Children:  Books One and Two by Amanda Renshaw

Stories by Philip Yenawine

Young Adult and Adult:

Essential Impressionists by Antonia Cunningham

Phaidon Guide to Pewter by Vanessa Brett

Collecting Pottery and Porcelain: The Facts At Your Fingertips

Creative Ideas for Garden Decoration by Jenny Hendy

Garden Ornament by Linda Joan Smith


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The Pink Palace Family of Museums
3050 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 320-6320

Monday-Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 12 - 5 pm
The Pink Palace Museum is closed to the public Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

The Pink Palace Museum is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Southeast.  You can walk through a replica of the first self-service grocery store in the country, Clarence Saunders' Piggly Wiggly.  Explore the cultural and natural history of the Mid-South through exciting exhibits, dioramas, and audio-visuals. Trace Memphis' development from the time of the Spanish explorers through the Civil War and the yellow fever epidemics.  Learn from the award-winning medical exhibit how health care grew to be Memphis' largest industry. 

You will also see how dinosaurs and fossils dramaticallly chronicle our ever-changing planet.  The Museum also hosts a number of touring exhibits for you to see and experience throughout the year.

The Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 767-7322 Ext. 100

Tuesday - Thursday 10 am - 3 pm
Friday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm  

Lichterman Nature Center is closed to the public on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

The Lichterman Center features exciting new exhibits, lush gardens featuring native wildflowers and trees, and a tradition of excellence in environmental education set in the midst of 65 acres of lake, meadow, and forest.  The Center is home to a wide variety of plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.

A certified arboretum, Lichterman has the convenience of handicap accessible indoor and outdoor facilities for use during all types of weather.  The Backyard Wildlife Center feautres live animals, hands-on explorations, microscopic discoveries, a forest boardwalk three stories high, underwater viewing area and much more! The Visitor Center provides visitors with exhibits focusing on the theme of metamorphosis and representative Midsouth habitats punctuated by conveniently located rest stops.

Visitors can enjoy nature walks, wildlife programs, plant sales festivals and many other entertaining activities.

Library Books to Extend your Visit:


Dinosaurs to Dodos: An Encyclopedia of Extinct Animals by Don Lessem

Great Women of the Suffrage Movement by Dana Meachen Rau

A History of Western Art by Antony Mason

Young Adult and Adult

High Style: Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fearless Feminist Victoria Woodall by Kate Havelin

Images of America series

Hidden History of Memphis by G. Wayne Dowdy

Cotton: From Southern Fields to the Memphis Market by William Bearden

Cotton Tow to Beale Street by Robert A. Sigafoos


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      501 Poplar View Pkwy
      Collierville, TN 38017

      Mon – Thu: 10AM – 8PM
      Fri – Sat: 10AM – 6PM
      Sun: 1PM – 5PM
      Phone: 901-457-2600

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