Chucalissa Events

 For more information on events contact the museum at 901-785-3160 or

Family Day

Free Sundays in January and February

Free admission on Sundays in January and February.  Hours are 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.  See a family-friendly movie at 2:00 PM.

Family Days Schedule:

Every Saturday, for the price of regular museum admission:

  • Take a tour of the museum
  • Throw darts with an atlatl
  • Conduct a scavenger hunt in our Main Hall
  • Tour our hands-on Archaeology Lab
  • Participate in a special fun program and create a keepsake craft to take home

Family programs and craft activities change weekly.

  • January 5:  Sports and Hunting/Pottery, 10:00AM and 1:30PM
  • January 12: Stone Tools/Talking Sticks, 10:00AM and 1:30PM
  • January 19: Trash Talks/Snake Painting, 10:00AM and 1:30PM
  • January 26: Music/Coloring Books, 10:00AM and 1:30PM
  • February 2: Mystery Box/Beading, 10:00AM and 1:30PM
  • February 9: Sports & Hunting/Pottery, 10:00AM and 1:30PM
  • February 16: Stone Tools/Talking Sticks, 1:30PM only
  • February 23: Trash Talks/Snake Painting, 10:00AM and 1:30PM

Volunteer Saturdays: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Drop by to help process prehistoric artifacts excavated from sites in western Tennessee, help in landscaping our gardens and trail, and much more. Come for one hour or the entire four. Children are welcome with parental supervision. No experience is required.

The 2019 Volunteer Saturday Schedule Is:

  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20 
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 21
  • October 19  International Archaeology Day (volunteers must register 2 weeks in advance)
  • November 16
  • December--No volunteer day in December.