Chucalissa Events

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

Family Day

Spring Family Fun Day

For the price of regular admission, enjoy guided tours of the excavation trench and nature trail, wildlife programs, and a host of family-friendly activities indoors and outdoors. Each child will receive a passport to get stamped at the different activity stations. 10:00:AM - 3:00PM

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.

  • May 4, Stone Tools/Talking Sticks 10:00AM and 1:30PM
  • May 11, Trash Talks/Snake Painting 10:00AM and 1:30PM
  • May 18, Music/Coloring Book 10:00AM and 1:30PM
  • May 20,  Spring Family Fun Day 10:00AM to 3:00PM
  • May 25, Mystery Box/Beading 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  Spring Family Fun Day (volunteers must register 2 weeks in advance)
  • 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.