Plan Your Visit

Visit our Campus for Exhibits, Events & More!

Location & Directions

We are located in Historic Chilhowee Park. Follow signs to Muse Knoxville:
516 North Beaman Street
Knoxville, TN 37914

From East:​ Take I-40W to exit 392A (Rutledge Pk) – follow signs to Zoo. After entering Chilhowee park, bear L through the lower Zoo parking lot, and take the road to R of the lake.

From West: Take I-40E to exit 390 (Cherry St). Turn R on Cherry St., and go to the 2nd traffic light (Magnolia Ave). Turn L on Magnolia, and go to the 2nd traffic light (Beaman St). Turn L on Beaman, then at the crest of the hill, turn R into the gates of Chilhowee Park. Muse Knoxville is on the left at the bottom of the parking area.

Popular Days / Times

Our most popular times for field trips and groups are Tuesday – Friday mornings. If avoiding crowds, please call ahead to check the current museum capacity.

Is food allowed inside the museum?

Yes, food is allowed in the lobby area or in our outdoor spaces. We also sell snacks in our gift shop. However, we ask that all guests refrain from eating on the museum floor.

How do I use my coupon?

If you have a physical, Muse-issued coupon, please bring it to our front desk when you visit.

Admission
  • All Admissions are paid onsite
  • General Admission (Ages 1-64 years of age): $12

Reduced Cost Admission: $6

  • Senior Citizens 65+
  • Tennessee Educators (with valid ID)
  • Military member, spouse, and dependents of military personnel (with valid ID)
  • Members & Children under the age of 1: FREE
  • Free unlimited Planetarium shows are included with General Admission
Hours of Operation

Effective September 11th, we’re switching to our operating hours to better serve you and your curiosity:

🕒 Weekdays (Tuesday-Friday): 10 AM – 4 PM
🕒 Weekends (Saturday-Sunday): 10 AM – 4 PM
🚪 Closed on Mondays for staff adventures!

 See you soon at Muse Knoxville! 

Where should I park?

We have free parking available near the museum in Chilhowee Park. Please note that we also have designated stroller parking areas as well.

Other Things to Explore

Memberships

Planetarium

Parties & Rentals

Volunteer

Events

Educators

We are more than happy to accommodate you during your visit with us!

Thank you to our

Corporate Sponsors

Thank you for joining us in our mission to inspire and empower all children through transformative learning experiences!

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