Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024
Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024

McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture

1327 Circle Park Drive | Knoxville, TN 37996-3200
Knoxville, TN 37996-3200
(865) 974-2144

The McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture is located on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Exhibitions showcase the geologic, historical, and artistic past of Tennessee, and also highlight cultures from around the globe. Parking and admission are free.

Permanent Exhibitions include:
The Archaeology & the Native Peoples of Tennessee
Ancient Egypt: The Eternal Voice
The Decorative Experience
Human Origins: Searching for our Fossil Ancestors
The Civil War in Knoxville: The Battle of Fort Sanders
Tennessee Freshwater Mussels

  • Archaeokids Camp, Ages 9-11

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017

    Ages 9-11 (rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders)Featuring authentic artifacts and art activities about ancient Egyptians, ancient Native Americans,...

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  • Stroller Tour: Say Cheese

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jun 26, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017

    Join us for a morning out as our museum educator leads engaging gallery tours for parents and caregivers and their infants through four year olds....

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  • All That Glitters Camp, Ages 4-6

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017

    Ages 4–6, campers onlyCampers will delve into the world of art from the Gilded Age using the newest exhibition, Fish Forks and Fine Furnishings,...

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  • Family Fun Day: Gilded vs. Golden

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017

    Join us for free a free Family Fun Day featuring activities, crafts, tours, and more in honor of new exhibition.Not all that glitters is gold. Learn...

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  • Exhibition Tour: The Gilded Age...

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017

    Join the McClung Museum for an in-gallery exhibition tour on the Gilded Age with Pat Rutenberg, Senior Lecturer in UT’s History Department.Tour title...

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  • Fossil Camp, Ages 9-11

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

    Ages 9–11 (rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders)Focusing on dinosaurs, mosasaurs, mastodons, and many other extinct animals as campers excavate,...

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  • Stroller Tour: Once Upon A Time...

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

    Join us for a morning out as our museum educator leads engaging gallery tours for parents and caregivers and their infants through four year olds....

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  • Gilded Age Cocktail Party

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

    Join us for period-appropriate appetizers and cocktails, live music with Kukuly and the Gypsy Fuego, mini-tours of special exhibition, Fish Forks and...

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  • Family Fun Day: Storytelling...

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

    Join us for free a free Family Fun Day featuring storytelling, activities, crafts, tours, and more.We are partnering with the Center for Children’s...

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  • Family Fun Day: Northwest Coast Art

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

    Join us for free a free Family Fun Day featuring activities, crafts, tours, and more in honor of new exhibition, Northwest Coast Art: A Community of...

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  • Stroller Tour: Toddlers and Totems

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

    Join us for a morning out as our museum educator leads engaging gallery tours for parents and caregivers and their infants through four year olds....

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  • Can You Dig It? Archaeology and...

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

    In celebration of International Archaeology Day and National Fossil Day, the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Tennessee,...

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  • Stroller Tour: Chomp Chomp

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

    Join us for a morning out as our museum educator leads engaging gallery tours for parents and caregivers and their infants through four year olds....

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  • Family Fun Day: Celebrate Native...

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

    Join us for free a free Family Fun Day featuring activities, crafts, tours, and more in honor of Native American Heritage Month in November.Visitors...

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  • Stroller Tour: Harvest Time

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

    Join us for a morning out as our museum educator leads engaging gallery tours for parents and caregivers and their infants through four year olds....

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  • Family Fun Day: A Global Community

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

    Join us for free a free Family Fun Day featuring activities, crafts, tours, and more in honor of refugee communities here and around the world.All...

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  • Stroller Tour: Row Your Boat

    • McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture
    • Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

    Join us for a morning out as our museum educator leads engaging gallery tours for parents and caregivers and their infants through four year olds....

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