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McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture Knoxville

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McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
University of Tennessee
1327 Circle Park Drive
Knoxville
TN
37996
Tel: 865-974-2144

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The museum is on the campus of the University of Tennessee, which is at 1327 Circle Park Drive.

On weekdays, you can request a free two-hour museum parking pass from 7am - 4pm from the parking information center.

Where are we going today?

Who's ready to learn! Don't worry, it's not as scary as it sounds! Kids - when you visit a museum like the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, you will walk around the very cool exhibits and not even realize you're learning!

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is located on the campus of the University of Tennessee (a great way for kids to see how fun university is, too, so they look forward to going when they're older!)

There are permanent exhibits, as well as specials which are rotating. Just means there is something new on your next visit! The permanent exhibitions look into the development of humans, as well as cultures from around the world. Want to know what the Ancient Egyptians were like, and how they lived? Maybe it's more dinosaurs you are interested in!

The museum is great for local knowledge too, with exhibits on the geology and cultural history of Tennessee itself!

The American Civil War is just waiting for kids to learn about the history through artifacts from local digs, as well as amazing photos and videos.

Special events cover a range of topics, from birds, bugs, flora and even Roman life! But they keep changing, so keep checking! 

The museum also has fun events across the year, including family fun days! You might even come across a fun dinosaur event, or maybe some Greek history….all sorts of fun and fascinating topics to learn about!

A very fun and educational day out for the whole family!

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How much does it cost?

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When can we go?

Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm / Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Closed major holidays

Teachers corner

A great place for kids to learn! They can offer stroller tours, schedule a class or even an off-site outreach program!.

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