Current News

Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge has received a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services!

The museum has been awarded $137,108 for the Kids in Action! initiative. Read all about it at our new Kids in Action! page.


The solar house will now be open on the third Sunday of each month as a part of the Kids Go Green! Garden tours. Come and see our exciting new exhibit!

During fall break, October 13th-17th, we will be offering Kids Go Green! Environmental Center and Gardens tours on request. Please call, e-mail, or inquire at the front desk to make an appointment.

The next Kids Go Green! garden tours will be this coming Sunday, October 19th. These tours offer fun for the whole family and now include the Living Light Solar House! Please visit the Kids Go Green! page for more information. CMOR received an award of excellence for the Kids Go Green! Environmental Center and Gardens at the 2013 meeting of the Southeastern Museums Conference.

Would you like to tour the Living Light Solar House? Please contact the museum to be put on the list of interested parties, and we will get back to you with a date and time. There will also still be tours on the third Sunday of each month; these do not require an advance reservation.

Mom’s Club is now Toddlers’ Playtime. You don’t have to be a mom to participate! Moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers all are encouraged to bring children aged four and under to the museum on Tuesdays to play under their supervision in the Preschool Room. Adults can socialize with each other while the children have fun! Playgroups, toddlers’ groups, and moms’ groups all are welcome, too.

New classes and new Kids Go Green! classes have been scheduled! Visit the Classes page for more information and registration.

View the interactive calendar for October.

Starting on Labor Day the museum will be CLOSED on Mondays.

Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge is proud to be partnering with Girls, Inc. as an official member of PBS’s SciGirls project. This initiative encourages girls ages 8 – 13 to participate in science and math (STEM) activities. For more information about SciGirls, please visit the SciGirls pages at the PBS Kids’ website.

On Friday, August 22nd, Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge was pleased to welcome ten middle school students, their teacher, and a board of education member from our sister city, Naka-shi, Japan! CMOR board member Tracey Beckendorf-Edou was one of the hosts for this group during their visit to Oak Ridge.

Imagination Station Summer Camps 2014 were great! Thanks to all our campers, teachers, and volunteers, and a big thank you to Education Director Lorraine Bowen for coordinating it all. Have a great year at school, and we’ll see you again next summer!

On July 29th Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge was privileged to have a visit from a Girl Scout troop from Oak Ridge’s sister city, Naka-shi, Japan, in company with local Girl Scouts and leaders.  Thanks to WBIR for covering this event.  To see the footage from WBIR’s Live at Five at Four, please visit http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/five-at-four/2014/07/29/girl-scouts-from-japan-visit-oak-ridge/13327751/.

Thanks to everyone who attended the OPEN HOUSE for the Living Light Solar House! For more information about the solar house, visit the Solar House page. We appreciate the TV coverage by WBIR; to see their website article, please visit wbir.com.

The Rocket Room closed on March 6th for renovations and will reopen on a date to be determined. Check our Facebook page for updates on this project.


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