STEAM Classes for grades K-5
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 2:00-2:45 for grades K-2, 3:00-3:45 for grades 3-5.

Full-semester (15 classes) fee (Non-Member) $56 

Full-semester (15 classes) fee (Member) $46 

Individual classes (Non-Member) $5

Individual classes (Member) $5
Important Dates
Jan. 17 - First Day of Classes
March 14 -
Spring Break (no classes)
May 2 -
Last Day of Classes
STEAM Topics for Spring, 2017
Meet the Teacher: For any students new to The Muse or class groups in general, join us for an introduction to people, places, and practices. 2:00-2:30. Parents may attend. Please RSVP to camps@themuseknoxville if your child will attend.
Chemistry of Water: Two weeks. Week 1 includes a full-dome planetarium film on the molecular chemistry of water, along with a brief winter star tour. Week two will include hands-on experimentation to discover properties of water!
Animal Science: Five weeks. First, learn about owls and what foods they like to eat by dissecting an owl pellet! Then begin a 4-week project growing a painted lady butterfly from a tiny caterpillar. Students will also discover how an animal’s covering helps it survive in “Fur, Feathers, and Scales.” Finally, an art lesson inspired by the work of Eric Carle.
Live Smart, Stay Well! Three weeks. Lessons centered on our new exhibit areas! Explore the way food gets from the farm to your table, learn how nutrition and activity affect your body, and practice wellness habits like dental care and visiting a doctor.
STEM Exploration:
Five weeks. First, practice creativity and engineering by making a giant puppet! Then grades 3-5 will explore our newest exhibit area, STEM Station, through guided exploration and experimentation into physical science concepts. Grades K-2 will practice Engineering in the context of a familiar Fairy Tale. Two weeks will focus on STEM Challenges that help students practice Curiosity, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Communication. The last class of the semester will be our favorite Water Rocket Launch and celebration!
Spring 2017 Semester Calendar

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Membership Benefits


  • Muse admission not included.  Muse members are always admitted free. Non-members must pay regular admission prices to explore the museum exhibits before or after class.
  • Pre-payment for semester enrollment is required. Purchase is for current semester only. Whole-semester discount applies for a single enrolled child only when registered during full semester registration period.
  • Unused classes will not be refunded or carried forward.
  • Our goal is to make classes as affordable as possible for everyone, and we offer discounts for members and whole-semester enrollment. No other discounts will be applied to homeschool classes.
  • Walk-up registration subject to availability, at the single class price.
  • One parent/guardian may attend the class with the student.
  • Emergency contact information is required if parents leave the building.
  • We want to foster the best possible learning environment for students. All children in the classroom must be enrolled in the class.
  • Parents must check students in and out in person.
  • A late fee of $5 plus $1 per minute will be added if pickup is 10 minutes late.
  • Families with fees due will not be permitted into their next class.