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Children's Museum Of Oak Ridge Oak Ridge

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Children's Museum Of Oak Ridge
461 West Outer Dr
Oak Ridge
TN
37830
Tel: 865.482.1074

Where are we going today?

There is something wonderful about a children's museum, because it's a place that is completely dedicated to the education of kids, through play!

The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge is no different, and is filled with fun and interactive exhibits to allow the kids of East Tennessee to learn, create, play and thrive!

During their time at this museum, kids can be exposed to a range of educational themes, from cooking classes, to green gardening! The motto at the Children' Museum of Oak Ridge is "Please Touch", so kids can get ready for a day of playing, experimenting and developing those curious minds!

Kids can tour the Amazon rainforest through a very cool simulator, complete with a waterfall, sound effects, murals and even an observation deck across a canopy! A great way for kids to learn about the rainforest, and how to protect them!

Choo Choo! The World of Trains should be next on your stop, where a hands-on play room and mock-up diesel engine! History is then waiting at Knoxville in the 1910s, where kids can explore two period rooms from the 1910s, so they can see what life would have been like for Tennessee families at the turn of the century. You'll be amazing how much they relied on their own skill!

From Dollhouses, to 100 years of toy history, to birds and an Arctic adventure, where kids can have their photo taken with a real polar bear - there is SO much fun for kids!

Don't miss the Native American exhibit, where families can learn about the first Americans and first East Tennesseans, complete with Native American artifacts and clothing. A fascinating experience!

Fun AND learning is waiting for all at this fun children's museum! Let's go explore!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8
  • Children$6
  • Free Under: 3 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9am - 5pm Tues - Fri / 10am - 4pm Sat / 1pm - 4pm Sun

All year round

Teachers corner

They love having school tours visit! Kids and parents are only $5 each, and the teacher and bus driver is free! There is so much to learn, so just call to book!.

I'm Hungry!

Grab something in the area before or after your visit!.

Any Top Tips?

Keep an eye out for fun events, as well as classes which are great for additional learning..

Can I get one of those?

The Museum Store is a great way to pick up some educational and fun gifts and books! .

More information

The museum is open Mondays from June to August, and closed major holidays..

What people are saying?

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    Lots of really neat exhibits and hands on learning for kids. They have a rainforest room, a life sized dollhouse, a rocket room, a train exhibit (with a real train car and some really cool models), a water works exhibit with toy boats and system of locks, and they have a really cool garden in the back.

    They just added a "solar house" (donated by the university) that was engineered to run entirely off of solar power. It's a small, futuristic trailer that demonstrates a modern approach to living green .

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    Perfect little place to see and explore from a child's point of view

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    Kids loved it!!!

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    Well it wasn't what we were expecting but oh well. Its kinda old inside but worth going to atleast once.

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    Great place!

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by Billy Welch

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Lots of really neat exhibits and hands on learning for kids. They have a rainforest room, a life sized dollhouse, a rocket room, a train exhibit (with a real train car and some really cool models), a water works exhibit with toy boats and system of locks, and they have a really cool garden in the back.

They just added a "solar house" (donated by the university) that was engineered to run entirely off of solar power. It's a small, futuristic trailer that demonstrates a modern approach to living green .

In addition to all that, the museum has exhibits on Appalachain history and the history of Oak Ridge.

It's also buit in an old school house which gives it nostalgia and charm that you don't get in a lot of other museums.

The Weather

Thursday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 67° F / 19° C
Humidity: 75 %
Wind: NNE - 3 MPH

Friday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 73° F / 23° C
Humidity: 60 %
Wind: SW - 4 MPH

Saturday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 77° F / 25° C
Humidity: 57 %
Wind: SSW - 6 MPH

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