Kids Activities in Oak Ridge


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  • Children's Museum of Oak Ridge
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Children's Museum of Oak Ridge facet_type_id: a34bb2e0-5f37-1032-adbf-d9426987fffd html_text: |- 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.
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    461 West Outer Drive
    Oak Ridge, TN US
  • Museum of Scott County
    Visit Museum of Scott County in Huntsville and allow your creative juices to flow as you browse unique forms of art. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    400 Scott High Dr
    Huntsville, TN US
  • Campbell County Historical
    The museum at Campbell County Historical hosts amazing pieces of art and culture from the past in La Follette. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    235 E Central Ave
    La Follette, TN US
  • Southern Appalachia Railway
    At Wheat Union Station, volunteers restore and maintain the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum's four diesel engines. Authentically outfitted conductors and staff keep one shiny shoe firmly in the past as air-conditioned coach cars and an open-air baggage car rumble past Poplar Creek, Watts Bar Lake, and Highway 327. The museum conducts seasonal rides and theme rides, including dinner trains and murder mysteries. Secret City Scenic Excursion train rides chug along rail lines that stretch out from K-25, a site of World War II's Manhattan Project.
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    2010 Highway 58
    Oak Ridge, TN US
  • Museum of Appalachia
    Scouring the back roads of Southern Appalachia, John Rice Irwin amassed thousands of historic artifacts before opening the Museum of Appalachia in 1969. A Smithsonian Institute affiliate since 2007, the 501-(c)3 museum now consists of more than 30 historic structures that recreate an Appalachian village, complete with farm animals and gardens flanked by split-rail fences. Along with two large exhibition halls, the museum's pioneer buildings house an extensive collection, which ranges from Appalachian baskets and quilts to folk art and toys. Elsewhere, rustic paths wind through pastoral sites, a Hall of Fame honors Appalachian notables, and live musicians play old-time Appalachian tunes. In addition to weddings, the museum's grounds host several events throughout the year, including Tennessee Fall Homecoming, Sheep-Shearing Day, Days of the Pioneer Anitque Show, and an anvil shoot every Fourth of July.
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    2819 Andersonville Hwy.
    Clinton, TN US
  • Cinemark Tinseltown USA
    Oak Ridge's Cinemark Tinseltown USA is a great place to check out a new movie release and munch on your favorite snacks, such as butter-coated popcorn. With a sizzling plate of terrific food, this theater boasts among the best eats this side of the city. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this theater — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Say hello to a great evening with your family while watching the great movies at Cinemark Tinseltown USA's drive-in theater. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    755 Main Street West
    Oak Ridge, TN US

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