Plan Your Visit

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

Capacity is currently limited.
Pre-purchase your tickets here to ensure admission.

Abbreviated Tesla Experience Shows with limited capacity are available at 11:00 am & 3:00 pm.  Tickets are sold on a first-come/first-serve basis and are available at the front desk.

Prices & Payment Info

Your admission ticket is valid for the full day.

We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards but recomend you purchace your tickets in advance here.

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

Accepted documents include:

        • School issued ID from school district, charter or private school, co-op, umbrella school, or virtual academy

        • Active state-issued teacher certificate

        • Current affidavit to homeschool

        • Letter from your school district, charter or private school, co-op, umbrella school, or virtual academy where you are registered. This letter must be on letterhead from the organization you have registered.

        • Paystub from school district, charter or private school, co-op, or umbrella school, or virtual academy.

        • State issued home school ID

The following documents do not qualify for teacher admission discount:

        • Lesson plans

        • Letter of intent

        • Attendance record

        • Admissions records

  • AAA members receive $1 off each admission with AAA card and photo ID
  • 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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• Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Tickets are available on a block schedule: morning 10-1 and afternoon 2-5.  You may arrive any time during your designated time block.  Tickets are limited and guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to ensure entrance.  Annual membership holders should make reservations.  Both can be done on this web page.

(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.

COVID-19 OPEN program

Please visit our Play & Wellness Guidelines page for more information about your visit.

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