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!


TEACHERS NEEDED!! Would you like to teach at Imagination Station Summer Camp? Due to unforeseen circumstances we need to replace some teachers who can’t make it to the museum next week, August 4 – 8. Teaching positions are available for Giggle Science, a preschool camp; End of Camp Summer Bash, for rising 1st to 3rd graders; and Wild and Crazy Kids, for rising 4th to 7th graders. Come and join us for the final week of camp! For more information, please contact Lorraine Bowen at 482-1074, ext. 106, or at lbowen@childrensmuseumofoakridge.org.

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 eighth week of Imagination Station Summer Camps 2014 begins on Monday, July 28th. We are still taking registrations. You may wish to call us at (865)482-1074 to confirm availability of the camps that interest you. Applications for teenage camp volunteers are also still being accepted.

The next Wonderful Wednesday will feature Hip Hop Zumba with Danya Spratling and Leah Chance.  Wonderful Wednesdays begin at 11 AM and are FREE for summer campers and for museum visitors with admission.

We are open on Mondays throughout the summer!

View the interactive calendars for July and August.

The next Kids Go Green! garden tours will be on Sunday, August 17th. 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.

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 MemoriamCatherine 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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