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.


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. For a special tour, 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.


There will be an opening reception on Sunday, February 1st, at 2 PM for the new exhibit Some of my Favorites: Photos by Ray Smith. Come and see the marvelous work of historian and journalist.

Mark your calendars now for the International Festival! This popular event will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Have you seen the beautiful photos from our December gala, “A Celtic Holiday”? You don’t want to miss them! Visit photographer Rob Welton’s website to see all the pictures. All photos may be purchased at very reasonable prices in various sizes. Read all about the gala on our Celtic Holiday page.

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 January and February.

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.

The Autumn 2014 Newsletter is now available!

Bob the Conductor read The Polar Express to our visitors on Friday, December 12th. See the pictures.

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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