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Children's Museum of Oak Ridge

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Not just for children

Housed in an elementary school 40+ years old, there ia a lot of walking down generous hallways and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
Take your kids here, they will learn while having fun

1st time there in 20 years. What a pleasant surprise. Completely re-done, lots of stuff for every... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2019
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Housed in an elementary school 40+ years old, there ia a lot of walking down generous hallways and into large classrooms. There were lots of hands-on activities for children and varied and interesting exhibits for eveyone. I especially was interested in the short videos telling...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

1st time there in 20 years. What a pleasant surprise. Completely re-done, lots of stuff for every age child, up to age 65.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019

Wonderful visit with our 6 year old granddaughter. So good that we purchased a Family Plus Pass. We will be going back soon!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

Absolutely love it here! The price isn't too bad, plus I had a groupon. The only problem was getting kids to leave exhibits and move to the next one. The girls absolutely loved the dollhouses and the boy thought the trains were great, and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cecily C
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

My grandpa really wanted to go see a museum about the atomic bomb because he had recently read a book about Oak Ridge Tennessee. Since the science Museum of energy is closed, our only choice was to go to the children’s museum, but we were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We brought my 6 year old daughter here not knowing what to expect. We were blown away! This place is huge with so many amazing exhibits! My daughter LOVED the dollhouse room and the water room. This is an amazing way to spend a few...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Savannah D
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Great place for kids to run around and for adults to learn about a variety of the history of the area, esp Oak Ridge and Appalachian living.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Angela C
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I took my three year old nephew here today. He had so much fun! His favorite part was the kitchen of the playhouse. Other favorites were the boat and train rooms. Little kids can play for hours here!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 345gingera
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Found this to be better than the science museum. It had touch and feel objects plus real stories. Again read the atomic city girls first

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Shelley B
Reviewed March 24, 2018

We stopped by to see what this place was about and we were there 2 hours. They gave a history of oak ridge plus they have a HO train layout. Great for the kids

Date of experience: March 2018
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Tina H
January 30, 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
December 26, 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