EXHIBITS

The Muse is Knoxville's only children's science museum!  In addition to exhibit and play spaces, we offer digital movies and star tours in the Planetarium.
Our STEAM inspired learning landscape is sure to spark a love of learning in you!
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Virtual Tour
  1. Discovery Shuttle (All Ages)
    Discovery Shuttle (All Ages)
    Set your mission and LAUNCH in our Discovery Space Shuttle! UPDATES to our Shuttle Coming Soon!
  2. STEM Station (8+)
    STEM Station (8+)
    An obstacle course for the mind! Interactive, inquiry-based, multi-user, multi-outcome exhibits on a variety of STEM topics!
  3. Strong Alley  (3+)
    Strong Alley (3+)
    Make YOUR Mark using laser writers or your phone flashlight on the phosphorescent walls of Strong Alley!
  4. Live Smart: Stay Well! (Crawlers+)
    Live Smart: Stay Well! (Crawlers+)
    Develop lifelong healthy habits while you learn to EAT SMART, PLAY SMART, and BE WELL! This area also has a protective 'Nest' for crawlers that includes tummy-time activities and fun!
  5. Perform and Play (2+)
    Perform and Play (2+)
    Explore your musical talents on our slap organ and laser harp! Follow patterns and name that tune and compose your own music. Set the backdrop and find the perfect costume to showcase your stage performance.
  6. Build Space (4+)
    Build Space (4+)
    An inviting place for kids to practice design and engineering that includes a variety of construction materials and testing areas.
  7. Make Space (4+)
    Make Space (4+)
    Do you have a tinkerer in the house? Kids and parents are encouraged to create together in this continually-changing place, with an open assortment of materials and tools to tinker and try. Don't forget to Paint the Giant Rocket!
  8. Science Garden (All Ages)
    Science Garden (All Ages)
    Check out our real, live garden that uses pallets and raised beds to grow organic crops. Go out the back door of the main exhibit floor to discover the garden, whisper dishes, levers and pulleys, music wall, and bubbles!
  9. Outdoor Playground (3+)
    Outdoor Playground (3+)
    Get outside and play! Enjoy the outdoor playground, musical instruments and picnic tables just outside The Muse as part of your trip!

New in July 2017--
"Listen To Your Heart" and "Coding Corner"!  Visit and see!