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East Tennessee Discovery Center

516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914
865-594-1494
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Ranked #23 of 51 Attractions in Knoxville
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Discovery Center in collaboration with The Muse of Knoxville is a newly re-imagined space designed for kids from 1 to 101! With almost 4,000... more » Owner description: The Discovery Center in collaboration with The Muse of Knoxville is a newly re-imagined space designed for kids from 1 to 101! With almost 4,000 square feet of exhibit and play space, you are sure to find something that will inspire the love of learning! Admission: Adult $5, Senior $4, Children 2 and Over $4, Children Under 2 FREE. Planetarium $2. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. AKIMA Planetarium: The Discovery Center presents Knoxville's only public access Akima Planetarium! We have a variety of shows playing throughout the day on our Warped Media Full Dome Projection System, every hour on the half. KidSpace: The newly updated KidSpace is the perfect space for kids up to age 5 to explore, create and play! The large stage and dress up area invites your little ones to imagine and express themselves. Our new soft play area allows crawlers and climbers alike to test out their gross motor skills. Climb into the Zome and explore the geometric shapes that make up this super cool hideaway. Take an imaginary flight in our Discovery Shuttle and explore the intergalactic frontier! « less
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Vonore, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This fascinating science center is small but promises an exciting time for kids of all ages. It has interactive exhibits involving technology, geology and aerospace designs to name a few. We took two of our grandchildren this summer and they had a great time. The price is really reasonable.

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Corryton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We bought tickets for here through Half Off Depot (or Groupon? I can't remember).. Anyways, we decided to go one day because we had nothing else to do. The kids were very excited to go but once we got there they were not impressed. They got bored very easily and kept asking if that was all they had. I was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We took our 1 year old and this was our first time visiting. Our daughter (and us) had a great time. So many different fun learning activities for kids of all ages. They had live experiments (shooting watermelon, diet coke and mentos, foam). Definitely will be going back.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We have three kids from teenager to toddler. All of them love this place. It's clean it's fun and most importantly it's hands on. By the time we leave I'm worn out from chasing the toddler around but it's worth it! We all have a blast every time we go!

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knoxville tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were on our way to the Aquarium in Gatlinburg when I suggested we stop here when I saw a billboard advertisement. It is a really fun play area for kids. A lot of the parents were impatient and unimpressed but through the eyes of the kids it was a fun place to build things and learn. They LOVED it!!... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My kids had a great time at the newly remodeled space. There were tons of hands on activities for them to do. We will definitely be going back soon.

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Knoxville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The Center has just undergone a much needed facelift. It is now a cheery, bright, clean, fun place for kids to explore science and art. My 9 year old daughter has visited the Planetarium and has a great experience every time. Saturday, we attended the Mad Scientist event had were absolutely amazed at the engaging hands-on activities and new technology... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Wow!! The newly reopened Discovery Center is amazing! My ten year old was enthralled and I appreciated the bright and inviting new space and all of the hands-on activities!

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Santa Cruz, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We were visiting Knoxville for a wedding and had a few hours to occupy the kids - age 11, 6 and 3. This place was perfect - small enough to not take up a lot of time, but fun, engaging, hands on activities. fun play area with legos and train table. Bonus was that the adults enjoyed it too!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We are members of our local science center, so through the Association of Science Centers, we were able to visit at no charge. I would have been really disappointed to have paid to visit this center. We loved the exhibits that we viewed, but really expected more from Knoxville. We saw everything in less than an hour.

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