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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.

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Interested in Paleontology?
Check out The Big Dig!

Up Next!

Up Next!

Aug
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all-day August Art Studio Programs
August Art Studio Programs
Aug 19 all-day
Join us in August for Gustave Caillebotte perspective drawings, Andy Warhol-inspired pop art collages, and watercolor flowers in the style of Emile Nolde.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!  
all-day National Aviation Day
National Aviation Day
Aug 19 all-day
Join us for some fun, high-flying activities related to aviation, including a paper plane contest in honor of National Aviation Week.  Programs announced periodically throughout the day. 
all-day Snap Circuits on the Discovery Cart
Snap Circuits on the Discovery Cart
Aug 19 all-day
Use building pieces with snaps to assemble different electronic circuits on a simple grid that functions like the printed circuit board found in most electronic products.  Create exciting builds such as a helicopter propeller launcher, a color-changing LED display, and more!  Snap Circuits will be...
Aug
20
Tue
all-day August Art Studio Programs
August Art Studio Programs
Aug 20 all-day
Join us in August for Gustave Caillebotte perspective drawings, Andy Warhol-inspired pop art collages, and watercolor flowers in the style of Emile Nolde.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!  
all-day Snap Circuits on the Discovery Cart
Snap Circuits on the Discovery Cart
Aug 20 all-day
Use building pieces with snaps to assemble different electronic circuits on a simple grid that functions like the printed circuit board found in most electronic products.  Create exciting builds such as a helicopter propeller launcher, a color-changing LED display, and more!  Snap Circuits will be...
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