Children's Museums | Tennessee Vacation

Children's Museums

Awaken your natural curiosity through the joy of play. Find out how things work, create, explore.

Keeping children entertained on a trip can be challenging. Tennessee’s museums have lots of fun in store for even the busiest minds and hands. Engage the natural curiosity of children. Spark the light by taking the kids to Chattanooga’s Creative Discovery Museum or Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge. Investigate the thrilling, fascinating world of Nashville’s Adventure Science Center and Ellington Agricultural Museum. Discover the interactive exhibit at the Memphis Children’s Museum.

Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga

You are free to touch at the Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma. Look into ecosystems and archaeology at the Gray Fossil Site, and study the night sky at the Bays Mountain Planetarium in Northeast Tennessee. Go under the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg or the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga.

For a more active take on museums, check out the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, with its games, courts, and interactive exhibits or WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge.