Cool Ways To Beat The Heat
(Memphis) We’re all looking for ways to stay cool, have fun and most importantly be safe.
With temperatures expected to hover around the century mark for the next few days, we’re on your side with some local attractions to help you keep your cool.
Here’s a “sure fire” way to beat the heat.
The Children’s Museum of Memphis has opened a “slip and slide” on its front lawn as a way to cool down museum visitors.
Carrie Roberts, Museum public relations, says this is the perfect time, “We have our giant sprinkler going off the roof of the building onto a tarp. So it is one gigantic slip and slide for the kids. And that’s going on daily from eleven to two.”
The Museum decided to open the “slip and slide” ahead of schedule to combat rising temperatures.
Friday Memphian Laquitta Hodges enjoyed the shade while her son played in the water.
She says she wishes now that she’d brought her swim suit too, “Well, I didn’t bring any attire to get out there with them. so I can’t get out there today.”
It’s the height of tourist season and the “slip and slide” promises to be a big draw.
It’s one reason Lisa Ray brought her kids from West Memphis Arkansas, “We heard about the “slip and slide” today. So we decided to come and spend some time inside and then “slip and slide” outside.”
Inside the Children’s Museum there’s also plenty of ways to stay cool.
That’s a plus for Rachel Lberg as tries to limit her child’s exposure to the sun, “I don’t want him to get a heat related illness and I don’t want to get a heat related illness. So we come here to the Children’s Museum and he just kind of runs all around and does whatever he wants.”
And if you’re roaring to find some other ways to cool down…try the Pink Palace Museum.
Their “Bigger Than T-Rex” exhibit is an up close and personal look at dinosaurs.
And all in a comfortable 72 degrees, “Oh sure! when it’s a hundred, hundred and five out, air conditioning is what you want.”
Director Steve Pike says Museum staff will educate youngsters and give them the chance to do a little exploration too.
“We have a dinosaur dig pit. So they can actually dig into it and find themselves some dinosaur pieces. But they can’t take them away.”
And what could be better than watching “To The Arctic”, the Pink Palace Museums IMAX film.
Now that’s a great way to forget a heat spell that just won;t go away.