Classes

CLASSES

Our policy for class registrations:
Payment in full is required to register your child for a class/camp/workshop. Class/camp/workshop fees are fully refundable up until fourteen days before the start date. Refunds will not be given for absences or “no-shows.”

We reserve the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment. Fees for classes cancelled by the museum will be fully refundable.

Our winter snow policy follows that of the Oak Ridge School System: if Oak Ridge schools are closed for a snow emergency, the museum is closed and classes are cancelled. If museum classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, they will be made up or rescheduled. The safety of our visitors is our primary concern.

For registration information, see the links to the left in the green sidebar.

Homeschool Programs

Calling all Homeschoolers!

The Children’s Museum is your go-to homeschool resource. Whether you have one student or a large group, the Children’s Museum has classes that will enhance your curriculum.

Children’s Museum classes enhance your homeschool curriculum. Programs must be scheduled and paid for 2 weeks in advance by calling (865) 482-1074

 

 

Winter Classes

 

 

Homeschool & Public classes

 

Force and Motion

Make Newton’s three laws come alive. Learn about speed, velocity, and acceleration; action/reaction; types of force; the law of conservation of energy and more. Make a balloon racer, create Newton’s cradle, pop canisters, and bounce an egg.

Ages: 6-10
Date: 4 classes, Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24 & 31
Time: 1:30-2:30pm
Fee: Member: $40, Non-Member: $45 (Adults and tagalongs pay admission fee)
Limit: Maximum: 15

Electricity and Magnetism

Students will investigate electricity, magnetism and their relationship between them. Learn about different types of electric circuits, and build circuits out of everyday objects. Explore magnetic force, make magnetic slime, and examine electromagnetism.

Ages: 6-10
Date: 4 classes, Wednesdays, February 14, 21, 28, & March 7
Time: 1:30-2:30pm
Fee: Member: $40, Non-Member $45 (Adults and tagalongs pay admission fee)
Limit: Maximum: 15
 

Meet the Masters-1st Series

Come discover the wonders of art through the eyes of some of the artistic masters! Join artist Mimi Knight on an exploration of color, balance, and texture with help from Vincent van Gogh, Piet Mondrian, and Claude Monet. Students will create three fun and meaningful works of art and finish the class with an art exhibit of their very own here in the Children’s Museum!

Ages: 5-10
Date: 4 classes Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25 & February 1
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Fee: Member $80, Non-Member $85 (Adults and tagalongs pay admission fee)
Limit: Maximum: 15, Minimum: 10

 

Meet the Masters- 2nd Series

Are you ready to learn some more about art? Artist Mimi Knight leads the way on a continued journey of artistic discovery. The master artists Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, and Mary Cassat will help us explore worlds of portraiture, symbolism, and composition. Students will engage in three studies of these artists and create works of their own using what we have learned from the masters. We will finish out class with an art show of our very own at the Children’s Museum!

Ages: 5-10
Date: 4 classes, Thursdays, February 15, 22 and March 1, 8
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Fee: Member $80, Non-Member $85 (adults and tagalongs pay admission fee)
Limit: Maximum: 15, Minimum: 10

 

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Special Classes

Safe Sitters: Babysitting Education Class

Check back here soon for new classes!

 

Museum Hours

Monday – Closed September-May
Tuesday-Friday 9 am-5 pm
Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Sunday 1-4 pm