Plan Your Visit

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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 – Thursday 9am – 5pm
• Friday 9am – 5pm (extended to 7pm during March, June, July & August)
• Saturday 9am – 5pm
• Sunday 1pm – 5pm
• Monday 9am – 5pm (during March, June, July & August only)

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.

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This brand-new, 3-story, paleo-themed, climber exhibit will open Friday, August 31st!

Up Next!

Up Next!

Aug
20
Mon
all-day August Art Studio Program
August Art Studio Program
Aug 20 all-day
Join us in the Art Studio for Andy Warhol inspired collages, reptile and fish plate rubbings, artist(s) of the month coloring pages, and a Gustave Caillebotte inspired drawing challenge.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day Enviroscape
Enviroscape
Aug 20 all-day
Join us in the Eastman Discovery Lab to learn all about keeping our planet beautiful for years to come in recognition of World Water Week.  Check out a miniature watershed in action with our three-dimensional EnviroScape, watch the intriguing Drop in the Bucket demonstration, and...
Aug
21
Tue
all-day August Art Studio Program
August Art Studio Program
Aug 21 all-day
Join us in the Art Studio for Andy Warhol inspired collages, reptile and fish plate rubbings, artist(s) of the month coloring pages, and a Gustave Caillebotte inspired drawing challenge.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day Enviroscape
Enviroscape
Aug 21 all-day
Join us in the Eastman Discovery Lab to learn all about keeping our planet beautiful for years to come in recognition of World Water Week.  Check out a miniature watershed in action with our three-dimensional EnviroScape, watch the intriguing Drop in the Bucket demonstration, and...
Aug
22
Wed
all-day August Art Studio Program
August Art Studio Program
Aug 22 all-day
Join us in the Art Studio for Andy Warhol inspired collages, reptile and fish plate rubbings, artist(s) of the month coloring pages, and a Gustave Caillebotte inspired drawing challenge.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided.  Stop by and get creative!
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