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american museum of science and energy
American Museum of Science & Energy
The museum has permanent and temporary exhibits. Permanent exhibits include The Story of Oak Ridge; Exploration Station offering self-directed activities which explore light and color, sound, problem-solving, static electricity, robotics, vision and more; Y-12 and National Defense exhibit; Earth's Energy Resources; and World of the Atom.

300 S Tulane - Oak Ridge, TN 37830 • Map It • 865-576-3200 • Website

 
childrens museum of oak ridge
Children's Museum of Oak Ridge
The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge is a dynamic cultural center that features innovative exhibitions, programs and workshops for all ages. Science, art and history are emphasized in hands-on learning opportunities that encourage young people to understand their cultural heritage, environment and the world around them. Educators are encouraged to utilize the Museum's numerous resources - over 20,000 objects, archival holdings, audio/video tapes, books and magazines.

461 West Outer Drive - Oak Ridge, TN 37721 • Map It • 865-482-1074 • Website

 
great smoky mountains national park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the southern Appalachians. It straddles the Tennessee-North Carolina border for 70 miles. The Cherokee people called this area Shacomage, or "Place of Blue Smoke." The bluish mist, which clings to the mountainsides and fills the valleys, gives the park its name and remains its most distinctive feature. The park is 520,976 acres.

1420 Little River Rd - Gatlinburg, TN 37738 • Map It • 865-436-1200 • Website

 
ijams nature center
Ijams Nature Center
Ijams Nature Center is a city park and community nature center. In its eighty plus acres, foot trails wind across streams, meadows, fern banks, and past bluffs overlooking Fort Loudon Lake. The abundant variety of wildflowers, grasses, and native trees provides cover for the animal population which includes turtles, raccoons, and muskrats among others. Ijams is also a bird sanctuary. Over 40 species have nested on the property, with many others visiting.

2915 Island Home Avenue - Knoxville, TN 37920 • Map It • 865-577-4717 • Website

 
mcclung museum
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
The McClung Museum is a general museum with collections in anthropology, archaeology, decorative arts, medicine, local history, and natural history. The exhibits document ways of life, cultural trends, and technologies from prehistoric times to the present day, and showcase much of Tennessee's past -- its geology, history, art, and culture.

1327 Circle Park Drive - Knoxville, TN 37996 • Map It • 865-974-2144 • Website

 
 

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