Muse Knoxville

Knoxville, TN

5 (5 reviews)

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Address: 516 N Beaman St, Knoxville, TN 37914, USA Number: 865.594.1494 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Muse Knoxville is a children’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) museum conveniently located in Chilhowee Park. Our programs in the museum, in schools across 24 East Tennessee counties, and throughout Knoxville bring STEM, the arts, health and wellness, and emergent literacy to life in the minds of young children. Muse Knoxville inspires and empowers ALL children through transformative learning experiences, through a variety of hands-on and inquiry-based, exhibits and Outreach programs for children aged 6 months to 10 years old.

·       Museum Play - You’ll find indoor educational learning and play spaces, a full-dome planetarium at Chilhowee Park, outdoor learning spaces and a playground!

·       Parties and Events - We’ve got parties down to a science! Choose from a variety of packages to celebrate your special day with us.

·       Planetarium - We host East Tennessee's only public access planetarium with shows that rotate every hour!

Muse Knoxville also hosts a variety of weekly activities with rotating themes. All of the listed programs are included in museum admission:

·       MessMakers – sensory art experiences

·       Science Connections – hands-on science demos

·        Music Makers – sing along fun for all ages

·       Tech Time – educational technology activities

·       Story Time – listen to your favorite stories

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How much does it cost?



$8 (Ages 1-64)



Same as adult



$5 for Senior Citizens; Tennessee Teachers/Educators (with valid ID); Military (with valid ID) and all Guests


Free Under

1 year, but donations accepted


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Additional Information

You can have birthday parties at the museum! Just give them a call to arrange and they can help you celebrate in style!

Any top tips?


Muse Memberships are available for purchase and have a large number of benefits including unlimited admission to both Muse locations, discounts, early access to event registrations and more.

I'm Hungry!


The museum’s Chilhowee Park location includes a café with healthy snacks and drinks for your convenience.

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Where is it at?


From East: Take I-40W to exit 392A (Rutledge Pk) - follow signs to Zoo. After entering Chilhowee park, bear L through lower Zoo parking lot, then take road to R of lake. From West: Take I-40E to exit 390 (Cherry St). Turn R on Cherry St., go to 2nd traffic light (Magnolia Ave). Turn L on Magnolia, go to 2nd traffic light (Beaman St). Turn L on Beaman, then at crest of hill, turn R into gates of Chilhowee Park, Muse Knoxville is on left at bottom of parking area.

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In addition to field trips, homeschool classes, STEAM Events and community events, Muse Knoxville also provides outreach programming to bring the museum to your classroom! The Muse offers a variety of STEAM programs that provide hands-on activities and standards-based instruction in the comfort of your classroom.

Can I get one of those?


The gift shop includes a broad range of STEM sets, sensory and developmental toys, arts & crafts kits, sets for imaginative play and so much more!

Need a little extra help?


Muse Knoxville has wheelchair accessibility.

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When can we go?

Monday 9am-noon, Tues-Fri 9 am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

CLOSED ON: New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve

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