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Children's Museum of Oak Ridge

461 W Outer Dr, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-3714
+1 865-482-1074
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Kids love this interactive museum! Lots of history and lots for them to do. Can make a good day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oak Ridge
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We've gone here 3 or 4 times since it opened and our kids have enjoyed it each and every time. We... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
461 W Outer Dr, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-3714
+1 865-482-1074
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kids love this interactive museum! Lots of history and lots for them to do. Can make a good day of it. Sell snacks. Can leave and come back on same ticket. WELL worth the money!

Thank oakridgelady
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We've gone here 3 or 4 times since it opened and our kids have enjoyed it each and every time. We spend a couple hours there. The staff is great. We love it.

Thank Afamilyonthebeach
Reviewed 24 May 2017

wonderful place use to visit all the time when I lived here ,at one time it was free but I'm unsure about that now.

Thank terry s
Reviewed 17 May 2017

While the AMSE has been going downhill, the Children's Museum has been thriving. This place shows what a community can do if they put the time and money into it. The exhibits are interesting and educational. It is really worth a visit.

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This was a visit with teens who wanted to revisit the museum and reminisce together. They have fond memories of birthday parties, summer camps, festivals, visits with friends...Not much has changed through the years and it's definitely for younger children, but they enjoyed the visit...More

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This was our first time visiting this museum. I don't know why we had never been there before. There is so much to see and do. My 10 yr old son had a great time!

1  Thank mariaD1968
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I live and work in this area and have only recently been to the Children's Museum. It is incredible. There are activities for all children. Trains, doll houses, space, archaeology, etc... I've been to many children museum's but this one is the best and it's...More

1  Thank ChildeRoland
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The museum is terrific. The admission price is reasonable. It tells the history of Oak Ridge and the surrounding area. Additionally, they offer special programs and activities for children. Many of the exhibits are interactive in nature.

1  Thank mcomer2016
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We live in Knoxville and ended up buying a family membership because we visited so often. It has a lot of fun things for small kids. I would recommend that anyone with small children visit this place. It has small play areas such as a...More

1  Thank Vab71
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I came with my mom (65) my sister (12) and daughter (6). My age is 49 and we all enjoyed it here alot. The antique toys and the variety of other displays were all very interesting and some were interactive. I look forward to coming...More

1  Thank whitecatcasper
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Tina H
30 January 2017|
Response from Sandra0598 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can do birthday parties. I believe current price is $150 for room use for 2 hours that includes museum admission for 15 children and accompanying adults.
Debbie Beam H
26 December 2016|
Response from HokieMKB | Reviewed this property |
Hours: The Museum is Open Year ‘Round: Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed on Mondays during the school year. During June, July and... More