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Earth Experience, the middle Tennessee museum of Natural History

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Earth Experience - Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History

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The Earth Experience, the Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History, is the only natural history museum in Middle Tennessee. The museum has displays from all over the world but has a very large number of items from Tennessee. Come see our dinosaurs, fossils, gems, minerals, rocks and archeological relics.

This is not your typical natural history museum! We have an interactive, dynamic museum where visitors will not only see ongoing research and activities they will be offered chances to participate. Visitors will see a working paleontology laboratory where they will see real dinosaur bones cleaned and repaired. A molding and casting operation will be making dinosaur displays as well as the souvenirs for sale in the gift shop. The Mid Tennessee Gem and Mineral Society offers workshops on jewelry making in the museum.

The current location for the museum is just the first step to creating one of the top Natural History Museums in the world. Current collections could already fill 5 times the present space and the collection grows almost every day. Also the museum has an active dig program and every summer collects more dinosaur bones in Montana.

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Trex hall at the Earth Experience museum
Museum volunteers digging dinosaurs in Montana
Local fossils and what they looked like when alive
Museum volunteer working on fossil bones in Paleo lab
Fossil displays with Ice Age and Marine animals
Earth Experience - Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History


816 Old Salem Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37129


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$7 for adults and over 11
$3 children 4-11
Free -under 4


Thursday - Saturday 11am-4pm
Dates Closed
Thanksgiving, Christmas

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