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Address: 516 N Beaman St, Knoxville, TN 37914-4410
Phone Number: +1 865-594-1494

The Muse Knoxville is a newly re-imagined space designed for kids from 1 to...

The Muse 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:

Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Monday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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Fun for a rainy afternoon

More a play place than a museum. Great for keeping kids under 8 busy with some cool play stations. Planetarium was ok, but not a must see. Proximity to Zoo also a plus if the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jeff M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

More a play place than a museum. Great for keeping kids under 8 busy with some cool play stations. Planetarium was ok, but not a must see. Proximity to Zoo also a plus if the weather turns bad.

Thank Jeff M
Hillsboro, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the MUSE with our family with members from 2 to 66, all had a great time. Many interactive displays to delight all age groups. Wish it was closer to where I live.

Thank ajlehn2
Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We meet with family in Knoxville as a meeting point that we see once a year. The children we brought to this location ranged in age from 1,3,6,9. They give a very good Military discount! Which if it applies to you we recommend you take advantage of. They offer: Soft Block building area, Craft area, Puppet/Dress Up, Grocery Area, Shadow... More 

Thank Carolinas704
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Muse is a wonderful (inexpensive) place to take the little ones to play & learn. They have really made major improvements in the past year or two and I understand the City is working with them to find a larger more suitable home. Some days they reach the occupancy max by noon! Go early - take a picnic -... More 

Thank Mammmmmm
Lansing, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small museum. The website is a tad misleading about what it offers. It was fun for a little while for my younger children the older was bored right away. If you have small kids and need a indoor activity for a couple of hours then this place will work. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful... More 

Thank 498sherih
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to Knoxville to visit The Muse. Naturally we compare it to the Discovery Museum in Chattanooga. As far as exhibits are concerned, it's not as elaborate as the Discover Museum. However we, which includes our 3 grands, had a blast. Everyone there is very friendly and helpful. I would recommend to others with kids. We would return. Also... More 

Thank Steve R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a small museum, but it's been recently remodeled. The new areas include a STEM area for older kids, and a new garden/store, clinic, play structure with slide, and small infant area. The other exhibits, including lego car ramp, recycled crafts, the planetarium, and large foam blocks, are still there. It is still an extremely small museum, nothing compared... More 

Thank Cassandra R
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Preschool and Elementary school aged children really find this place fun. Field trips, birthday parties, etc. There is a small planetarium that is really interesting. Also - the muse has activities and will come to schools to teach children, even older children things such as 3d printing, robotics, geology, oceans, cooking, steam activities, etc.

Thank jakyle3
Maryville, Tennessee
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

My kids (ages 11, 8, 5 and 2) all love this place. There are fun activities for each of them. My oldest loves the recycling crafts area. The 8 year old is wild about the interactive video games that are played with your feet. My 5 year old enjoys the giant building blocks and the rocket ship. They also have... More 

Thank Shaun O
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a marvelous venue for those busy toddler hands and feet as well as their minds. A nice variety of things to keep our little children happy, especially on a hot, cold, or rainy day. We go often, and the grandchild and friends are never bored. Activities range from coloring books to large sponge building blocks, to a multitude... More 

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