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Children's Museum of Oak Ridge

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Address: 461 W Outer Dr, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone Number: +1 865-482-1074
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Always Fun and Interesting

I have been to the Children's Museum many times.... first with my Kids... now my Grandkids. It is always beautifully done and interesting on more than one level. The kids enjoy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
Drbill L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have been to the Children's Museum many times.... first with my Kids... now my Grandkids. It is always beautifully done and interesting on more than one level. The kids enjoy it for the fun, the adults enjoy it for the History and Stories of life in and around Oak Ridge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have been to the Museum with my kids and with school groups. Love when they have special days and it is also a great place to book a birthday party for young kids. With school group (2-3rd) it is also great to ask for tours or special projects.

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Thank Margie B
Harriman, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We love the children's museum. We actually had our son's last birthday there. They were so accommodating and helpful. The kids always love it. For a hands on museum, the Children's Museum is top.

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Thank Kevin R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I visited with my 1 year old son. We were able to find parts of the museum that he really enjoyed. He liked the boat, the trains, and the space room. The weather was not the greatest, so we didn't get to play on the playground. I will probably go back when he is older, so I can read more... More 

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Thank Brandi C
Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This place was huge. I honestly thought we were never going to find the end. Each room had a different theme with new things to learn. Lots to read and learn. Teen siblings were bored after about an hour. 5 year old wanted to stay all day. I found some of the exhibits very interesting. Will go back without the... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This museum is located in what was an elementary school that was built during the Manhattan Project days. It's a great place to take a group of elementary-aged children or your own children. There's everything from an Appalachian-living exhibit, to a life-size doll house, to model trains.

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Thank Rich_and_Kim500
harriman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Super cute little museum for kids. Has some history exhibits, a train exhibit along with some other little knick knacks.

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Thank Zeeeebruh
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This place is great. We have gone each time we have visited grandparents and the kdis love it. There is this life size doll house that my 4 year old spent 2 hours in, a train section that my 2 year old was hard to pry away from, and so much rich history for kids and adults regarding the Manhattan... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

My almost three year old son had a blast learning about musical instruments, bird habitats, and the rainforest. I think his favorite parts were the model trains, the water area, and the dollhouse area though. These were perfect for little ones that want to watch and touch! One surprise was how much of the children's museum was taken up by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is not only for kids but my husband and I learned a lot about the Manhattan Project and the "Secret City" of Oak Ridge. Very informative historical exhibits as well as several rooms/exhibits for kids 12 and under. Plan about 2 hours to have enough time for a thorough visit.

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