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It’s fun to grow up in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee!

The 901 Student Passport makes it possible for every student in Memphis to have a fun time throughout the summer. Visit our twelve participating attractions or get a free swim lesson at your local YMCA. Register your 901 Student Passport card to unlock the 901!

Parents: How To Use the
901 Student Passport

  1. Grab Your Card: Receive a Student Passport card from your local YMCA (Shelby County only) or Memphis Public Libraries.

  2. Activate Your Card: Parents should visit to register your child’s unique card number and personal information.

  3. Visit a Participating Location: View the museums and attractions who are participating in the 2024 Summer Staycation below.

  4. Students – Arrive with Your Passport Card & a Parent: All 901 Student Passport opportunities require a parent.

  5. Enjoy a Memorable Experience: 901 Student Passport experiences are always free, fun, and enriching opportunities for students to explore the community with their family.

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Get Ready for the Best Summer Ever with the #901SummerStaycation

Shelby County, TN is bustling with fun and memorable experiences for the entire family. Thanks to the following museums, gardens, and other cultural institutions for making their attractions free for students who present the 901 Student Passport card between May 28, 2024 and August 2, 2024!

Memphis Brooks
Museum of Art

1934 Poplar Ave

Memphis, TN 38104
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Metal Museum: The International Metal Arts Institute
374 Metal Museum Dr 
Memphis, TN 38106
National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry St
Memphis, TN 38103
Fire Museum of Memphis
118 Adams Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
Dixon Garden & Gallery
4339 Park Ave 
Memphis, TN 38117
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Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum
191 Beale St
Memphis, TN 38103
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Museum of Science and History – Pink Palace
3050 Central Ave
Memphis, TN 38111
Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum
826 N 2nd St
Memphis, TN 38107
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Memphis Cotton Museum
65 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Rd
Memphis, TN 38119
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music
926 E McLemore Ave
Memphis, TN 38126
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Davies Manor Historic Site
9336 Davies Plantation Rd
Bartlett, TN 38133
  • Who can participate in the 901 Student Passport?
    All school-aged children (kindergarten – 12th grade) who reside in any of the following cities, towns or communities are eligible to participate in the 901 Student Passport program: Memphis, Arlington, Bartlett, Cordova, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, Millington, or Unincorporated Shelby County.
  • Where can I find a 901 Student Passport?
    901 Student Passports can be picked up by parents at any YMCA location in Shelby County, TN. Additionally, cards are available at your local Memphis Public Library. Participating museums also have a limited number of cards on hand so you can grab one at your first passport stop. However, you MUST register your card prior to entry.
  • Does it cost money to use a 901 Student Passport?
    The 901 Student Passport is ALWAYS free for a participating student AND the parent who accompanies them. Infants, toddlers, pre-school learners, college students, and additional family members should review each attraction’s normal admission fees for entry. The 901 Student Passport does not cover admission for birthday party or field trip admission.
  • What about transportation?
    The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) has graciously offered to allow any family to use the bus to get to a participating attraction. The community’s united goal is to ensure that every child who calls Shelby County home has an opportunity to have a fun and enlightening experience this summer. Students must be accompanied by a parent.

Students: Take your 901 Student Passport to any YMCA location to receive a Free Swim Lesson

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16 or Older? Visit your local Neighborhood Health Club for a FREE gym class. 

Questions? Feedback…

The 901 Student Passport is administered by the YMCA of the Mid-South with support from Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’ Office of Innovation. We’d love to hear from you.


YMCA Program Administrator, Taineka Holt:

Mayor’s Office the Innovation:

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