Children's Museums

Awaken your natural curiosity through the joy of play. Find out how things work, create, explore. The sky’s the limit in Tennessee’s museums for children.

Keeping children entertained on a trip can be challenging. Tennessees museums have lots of fun in store for even the busiest minds and hands. Engage the natural curiosity of children. Spark the light by taking the kids to ChattanoogaCreative Discovery Museum or Childrens Museum of Oak RidgeInvestigate the thrilling, fascinating world of NashvilleAdventure Science Center and Ellington Agricultural Museum. Discover the interactive exhibit at the Memphis Children's Museum.


Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga

Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga#

You are free to touch at the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma. Look into ecosystems and archaeology at the Gray Fossil Site, and study the night sky at the Bays Mountain Planetarium in Northeast Tennessee. Go under the sea at Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg or the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga.

For a more active take on museums, check out the Womens Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, with its games, courts, and interactive exhibits or WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge.


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Creative Discovery Museum Creative Discovery MuseumChattanooga Hands On! Regional Museum Hands On! Regional MuseumJohnson City David Crockett Cherokee Museum David Crockett Cherokee MuseumLawrenceburg Cookeville Depot Museum Cookeville Depot MuseumCookeville James White Fort James White FortKnoxville Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of ArtNashville Chattanooga History CenterChattanooga Nashville, Chattanooga & Saint Louis Depot & Railroad Museum Nashville, Chattanooga & Saint Louis Depot & Railroad MuseumJackson Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum Casey Jones Home & Railroad MuseumJackson Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium Bays Mountain Park & PlanetariumKingsport Arrowheads to Aerospace Museum Arrowheads to Aerospace MuseumManchester Adventure Science Center Adventure Science CenterNashville The Children's Museum of Memphis The Children's Museum of MemphisMemphis Children's Museum of Oak Ridge Children's Museum of Oak RidgeOak Ridge Discovery Park of America Discovery Park of AmericaUnion City
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