Feb
8
Sat
Darwin Day
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Darwin Day is an international celebration of science that honors the inspirational work of Charles Darwin. Darwin is admired as a curious and courageous critical thinker and remembered best for his ground-breaking research into the history of life on Earth. This year, Darwin Day commemorates the famous naturalist’s 211th birthday!

Visitors to this event will have the opportunity to participate in family-friendly hands-on activities that explore the science of the natural world, and to engage directly with scientists as they present diverse collections of fossils, insects, plants, and more. East Tennessee Natural Museum of History scientists will be joined by scientists from nearby parks and universities.

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Activities will be on-going from 10am to 4pm. All Darwin Day activities are free to the public.  Standard general admission applies for Hands On! Discovery Center. 

Mar
31
Tue
Fossil & Artifact ID Night
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

You don’t have to be a paleontologist to find fossils, but identifying them is a different story.  Bring in any kind of rock, fossil, artifact, or mineral and scientists at the museum will provide space for the study of these finds. There will be an archaeologist, paleontologist, and geologist on site. The event is free and open to the public but does not include admission to exhibits.

May
26
Tue
Fossil & Artifact ID Night
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

You don’t have to be a paleontologist to find fossils, but identifying them is a different story.  Bring in any kind of rock, fossil, artifact, or mineral and scientists at the museum will provide space for the study of these finds. There will be an archaeologist, paleontologist, and geologist on site. The event is free and open to the public but does not include admission to exhibits.

Jul
28
Tue
Fossil & Artifact ID Night
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

You don’t have to be a paleontologist to find fossils, but identifying them is a different story.  Bring in any kind of rock, fossil, artifact, or mineral and scientists at the museum will provide space for the study of these finds. There will be an archaeologist, paleontologist, and geologist on site. The event is free and open to the public but does not include admission to exhibits.

Sep
29
Tue
Fossil & Artifact ID Night
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

You don’t have to be a paleontologist to find fossils, but identifying them is a different story.  Bring in any kind of rock, fossil, artifact, or mineral and scientists at the museum will provide space for the study of these finds. There will be an archaeologist, paleontologist, and geologist on site. The event is free and open to the public but does not include admission to exhibits.