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!
Grab something in the area before or after your visit!
Keep an eye out for fun events, as well as classes which are great for additional learning.
The Museum Store is a great way to pick up some educational and fun gifts and books!
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!
The museum is open Mondays from June to August, and closed major holidays.