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Thank you to CNS Y12 Community Investment Fund of East Tennessee Foundation for your support!




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Please join us as we welcome our new executive director, Beth Shea, following the retirement of Mary Ann Damos. Beth comes to us from the Illinois State Museum and has a background in botany. We’re excited about working with her! Read more about Beth in the Oak Ridger.

Mary Ann Damos has retired after nineteen years of service at the museum; she was executive director for the past ten years. The museum honored her with a reception on December 21st. Read more about Mary Ann Damos in the Oak Ridger and in the Knoxville News Sentinel. Mary Ann is a gifted painter and soft sculpture artist and plans to return to these creative endeavors. We will miss you, Mary Ann, and wish you all the best in your retirement.

Scenes from this year’s gala, “A Tennessee Evening”:


Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s gala, “A Tennessee Evening,” which was held on Friday, December 4th!

Visit the Manhattan Project page, and read all about the ceremonies celebrating the creation of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park!

The Autumn 2015 Newsletter is now available.

The museum will be CLOSED ON MONDAYS beginning Labor Day, September 5th.

Thanks to everyone who participated in Imagination Station Intersession Camps! CMOR especially thanks education director Lorraine Bowen and her helpers for all the hard work they did to make the camp sessions successful. Thanks to Leah Chance for our special Kids in Action! event on October 10th. The picture below shows some of our participants.

Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge is now a part of Kroger Community Rewards! Sign up to support the museum through this program.

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.


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