KNOXVILLE, TN - Families and community members are invited to explore and enjoy free family events throughout November at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

On Saturday, Nov. 1, the museum will offer a free family fun day to showcase the special temporary exhibit "Birds, Bugs and Blooms: Natural History Illustration from the 1500s–1800s."

The 1–4 p.m. event will take place in the exhibit gallery and the museum's lobby, and will feature educational activities focused on the exhibit, including an exhibit-inspired craft for children to take home. All materials will be provided. The program is free and open to the public, and reservations are not necessary.

A free stroller tour will be held on Monday, Nov. 17. The 10–11 a.m. event will include a tour and activities in the museum's Ancient Egypt gallery. Parents and caregivers with toddlers or babies are invited to meet in the museum's lobby before taking the tour. The event is part of a monthly series of free stroller tours that allow parents and caregivers to interact with one another and museum staff without the worry of disrupting other visitors.

The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary and are first come, first serve. Online registration is preferred, and is available at Participants also may call the museum at 865-974-2144 to make a reservation.

The McClung Museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Museum admission is free, and the museum's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Free two-hour museum parking passes are available from the parking information building at the entrance to Circle Park Drive on the weekdays, and free parking is first come, first serve on the weekends. Free public transportation to the museum is also available via the Knoxville Trolley Vol Line. 

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For more information about the McClung Museum and its collections and exhibits, visit