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!


Halloween Spooktacular! Join the Children’s Museum Of Oak Ridge’s Halloween Not-So-Scary Spooktacular from October 18th — 31st! Have scare-free fun for the wee ones during the day with the gallery maze, fall art, games and a scavenger hunt for the “Great Pumpkin.” On Halloween day, we’ll have trick-or-treat bag decorating from 10 AM to 3 PM; the Great Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt, the Spider Swamp Maze, and the Rainforest Walk of Courage from 10 AM to 4 PM; Ghost Bubbles in the Garden at 10 AM and 2 PM; Spooky Story Time at 11 AM and 2:30 PM; Crazy Costume Parade at 11 AM and 2:30 PM; Mad Scientist Lab at 10 AM and 2:30 PM; and the Glowing Tunnel from 11 AM to 4 PM. Come have a spooktacular Halloween with us!

The Autumn 2014 Newsletter is now available!

Kids Go Green! garden tours will resume in March, BUT the Living Light Solar House tours continue throughout the year on the third Sunday of each month or by special appointment. Please call us at 482-1074, e-mail us at cmor@childrensmuseumofoakridge.org, or use our contact form on the Contact Us page. You will be put on a list and contacted when special tours are scheduled.

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 calendars for October and November.

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.

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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