Current News

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!

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

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.

The next Kids Go Green! garden tours will be on Sunday, September 21st. 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.

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.

We are open on Mondays throughout the summer!

View the interactive calendars for August and September.

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.

In Memoriam


Catherine Anita Webster

Catherine Anita Webster (“Miss Cathy”), former After School Club teacher at Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, passed away on Thursday, July 24th, after an extended illness. Catherine was born in Ohio and was a graduate of the Apostolic Bible Institute in Minnesota. She ministered in partnership with her husband, and together they started a Bible college in southern Florida. She moved to Oak Ridge in 2006, where she worked for Comfort Keepers and the museum until she became ill.

Catherine is survived by her husband, Norman; her son, Scott, and daughter, Elise, and their spouses; three grandchildren and one great-grandson; a sister; and nieces and nephews, co-workers, and friends.

Catherine was greatly loved by all of us at Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge and by all the children whom she taught here. We will miss her very much.


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