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Admission

Adults & Children (4+): $10.00
Children (3 & under): FREE
FREE Admission for Members

Prices & Payment Info

Your admission ticket is valid for the full day. Additional programs are available for $3.00 each or both for $5.00, when purchased together.

  • A showing of The Tesla Experience – an electrifying, one-of-a-kind experience that honors the great inventor Nikola Tesla. This unique exhibit features a 200,000 volt musical Tesla Coil! Shows are held at 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, and 4:30pm daily.
  • Paleo Tour – Get a guided in-depth tour that includes an up-close view of the dig site.  Tours are held at 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm, weather permitting.

We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

Guest passes are available for purchase at the above prices that can be used at a future date.

Discounts & Coupons

We offer the following discounts on our admission prices:

  • Teachers receive free individual admission with a valid school ID or homeschool certification
  • AAA members receive $1 off each admission
  • Senior citizens receive $1 off their individual admission
  • Individuals with a Military ID received $1 off admission
  • ETSU students and faculty receive free individual admission with a current ID

Discounts are not transferrable and only one discount or offer may be applied to each ticket.

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Hours

• Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
• Sunday 1pm – 5pm
• Monday 9am – 5pm during March, June, July & August only

(Check our Facebook page for schedule changes)

Please allow 1 1/2 to 2 hours to fully enjoy and explore all of our exhibits and activities.

Guest Map:

Click here.

Holiday Closings:

We are closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  We are also sometimes closed for fundraisers, please check our events calendar for additional holiday or other closings.

Snow Schedule:

Please check our Facebook and Twitter accounts to stay up to date on closings during inclement weather. We will post any schedule changes as soon as they are made.

HODC Detective

Join us Saturday, Feb 1st, 9:30-11:30am for a
Girl Scout Detective Workshop
for Juniors and Cadettes
Click here to register.

Up Next!

Up Next!

Feb
21
Fri
all-day Art Studio Programs
Art Studio Programs
Feb 21 all-day
Join us for wax-resist watercolor valentines, Oodles of Doodles drawings, and Alma Thomas style mosaics in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, and facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!  
all-day Can You Feel the Pressure?
Can You Feel the Pressure?
Feb 21 all-day
Did you know that you have 14 pounds of air pressure pushing on every inch of your body?  Join us in the Eastman Discovery Lab as we learn about the properties of air and air pressure through fun interactive demonstrations.  Watch marshmallows grow in a...
all-day Reverse Engineering
Reverse Engineering
Feb 21 all-day
Join us during National Engineers Week for some reverse engineering and test your skills on lots of items adults would never let you take apart.  Dismantle computer towers, phones, keyboards, and more!  Reverse Engineering will be setup on our Discovery Carts throughout the day.  (*Contains...
Feb
22
Sat
all-day Art Studio Programs
Art Studio Programs
Feb 22 all-day
Join us for wax-resist watercolor valentines, Oodles of Doodles drawings, and Alma Thomas style mosaics in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, and facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!  
all-day Can You Feel the Pressure?
Can You Feel the Pressure?
Feb 22 all-day
Did you know that you have 14 pounds of air pressure pushing on every inch of your body?  Join us in the Eastman Discovery Lab as we learn about the properties of air and air pressure through fun interactive demonstrations.  Watch marshmallows grow in a...
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