Children's Museum of Oak Ridge

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Expansive kids' museum features Amazonian jungle, arctic landscapes, and interactive model train displays

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Children's museums keep kids out of regular museums, where they could knock over antiquities or see a bathing lady for the first time. Use your outdoor voice indoors with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $10 for tickets for two adults and two children ($24 value)
  • $45 for a one-year family membership ($90 value)

Parents and their children enjoy free admission, year-round gift shop discounts, regular newsletters, and the latest museum updates via mail.

  • $60 for a birthday party for up to 15 kids ($130 value)

Private, two-hour parties for up to 15 children and any accompanying adults take place the Birthday Room, Discovery Lab, Sea Life Room, or toddler-tailored preschool room. In addition to their party, guests enjoy access to all the museum's exhibits.

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge

Founded in 1973 as a Girl Scout project, the Children's Museum of Oak Ridge first opened inside Jefferson Junior High School with little more than 2,000 square feet of rented space to its name. After a meteoric rise in popularity, the museum moved to its current 54,000-square-foot facility, which brims with more than 20 educational and interactive exhibits designed to help children learn and grow.

Kids and parents can explore a simulated Amazonian rainforest, which reverberates with jungle sounds in air thick and heavy with moisture from the running waterfall. Little tykes become little tycoons in the World of Trains, which features a full-size Norfolk Southern caboose and a hands-on playroom where kids adopt the role of conductor, steering tiny locomotives and apologizing to their peers when their toy train doesn’t arrive on schedule. Otherwise, they can educate themselves on the history of playthings with some of the most impressive and entertaining gizmos from the museum's collection in the Century of Toys exhibit. Static exhibits aren't all the venue has to offer; the staff often organizes events such as performances by storytellers and controlled playtime with live monkeys.

Customer Reviews

Such a fun and informative walk through history. I love how they continually update and refresh the exhibits. There was a woman offering kids a chance to do craft projects which was a fun change for my grandson. The receptionist was totally sweet and made it easy to use my expired Groupon. We had a lovely day and I look forward to my next visit.
Vickie D. · August 28, 2016
Nana · August 23, 2016
Excellent experience every time we visit!
Mary B. · August 21, 2016
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    Oak Ridge

    461 W Outer Dr.

    Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830


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