Museums of Science

Carnegie Center for Arts and History

305 East College St., Jackson, TN 38301; (731) 425-8367
The Carnegie Center for Arts and History has something for everyone. Exhibits tell the history of Jackson and its heritage featuring a Civil War Exhibit and a music museum featuring the talent of Carl Perkins, Tina Turner, Denise LaSalle, and many other West Tennessee musicians.

Crown Winery

3538 E Mitchell Street/Hwy. 152 E, Humboldt, TN 38343;(731) 784-8100; Fax: (731) 784-2696; E-Mail:; Web Site:
Our vineyards stretch to the south and west and create a stunning backdrop to our Tuscany-style villa.  The winery is a unique combination of necessity, science, and renewable energy.  The wine production and storage area is built into the hill, which provides natural cooling through the heat of the Tennessee summers.  A large solar system generates power to this building and the connecting villa, which provides a majestic haven for weddings and private parties as well as the traditional tasting room and retail area.  Wine tasting and tours are available.  Located in HRH Vineyards in Humboldt City Limits - one minute off Hwy. 45 Bypass.  Summer hours: Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Winter hours: (Jan.-Mar.) Sun.-Thurs. open by appointment only. Call (731) 784-4666. Open Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Coon Creek Science Center

2985 Hardin Graveyard Rd.; Adamsville, TN 38310; (901) 639-2362; Fax (731) 632-4850; For more information, call (901) 320-6320. For reservations, call (901) 320-6362
Just imagine! Clams, snails, crabs, sharks, and giant mosasaurs living in Tennessee! That would be the scene approximately 70 million years ago in what is now West Tennessee as the ancient Gulf of Mexico covered the land. How do we know? A visit to Coon Creek Science Center will help answer this question. One of the most important fossil sites in North America. Acquired by the Memphis Museum System in 1988, this property contains a treasure lode of superbly preserved Upper Cretaceous marine shells and vertebrate remains left there 70 million years ago when the water of the Gulf of Mexico receded. Coon Creek Science Center is solely operated and maintained by Memphis Museums, Inc. Visits to the center are limited to organized groups.

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