Empowering Children Through the Power of Play
Through a variety of hands-on and inquiry-based, exhibits and Outreach programs for children, we seek to ensure that the Power of Play is available to every family, regardless of any social barrier they might face.
Explore the Power of Play at
Knoxville’s Children’s Museum
Muse Knoxville is a children’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math (STEAM) museum in Chilhowee Park. Our programs in the museum, schools across East Tennessee, & throughout Knoxville bring STEAM, the arts, health & wellness & emergent literacy to life in children’s minds.
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“Three words: Little. Kids. Heaven. My 4 yr old loves going to the Muse Knoxville and can stay for hours. My 11 yr old loves it and spends a lot of her time in the craft area. A cheerful staff member greets us, and the space and restrooms are always well-sanitized.”
Our programming, exhibits, and events are always changing like the seasons. Don’t worry though – we’ve highlighted some “must knows” below!
Field Trips are available Tuesday – Friday and last from 9:30 am -12:00 pm. Each field trip includes a planetarium show.
STEAM nights include STEAM-based tabletop activities throughout the museum campus. Join us for one of our most attended outreach programs that will bring the power of play into your child’s weekly programming.
Outreach Education Programs
These programs meet National & State curriculum science standards. Programs are provided across East TN, helping teachers expand their science curriculum with hands-on learning.
Family Access Memberships
A reduced-cost, year-long Muse Membership for families receiving public income-related assistance. This membership grants unlimited access, including events and camps.
Free Family Nights
Held the fourth Friday of each month, our Childhowee Park location offers free admission and planetarium shows from 5 – 7 pm, ensuring our museum is accessible to all families within our community.
Summer Camp 2023
We’re back with four BRAND NEW camp programs spanning 7 weeks! Topics focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics! Our immersive, hands-on activities are a great way to learn through play!
We Bee Long
COMING SOON! Join us at the Muse as we understand the important role of pollination in our world, and become conservation advocates for honeybees, while learning the communication methods of honeybees.
Because the Planetarium becomes very dark during shows, we do not recommend bringing children under age 4. Showtimes and show availability are subject to change.
From The Executive Director
“Now more than ever kids need to be engaging in fun learning experiences and play. Play is what launches them into them making their own discoveries and becoming their own creative selves.”
– Allison Comer