Plan Your Visit

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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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• 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.


Mark you calendar for the Hands On! Halloween Event on October 26th!

Up Next!

Up Next!

10:00 am Home School Day
Home School Day
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us for this special day from 10am-2pm as we open our doors especially for our loyal home school visitors.  Come together to network, explore, learn, and play!  Pre-registration is required by Friday, September 13th to receive the discounted Home School Days rate of $8...
all-day Red Panda Day Celebration
Red Panda Day Celebration
Sep 18 all-day
Stop by to make your own red panda mask and find all 25 of the red pandas in the scavenger hunt!
all-day September Art Studio Program
September Art Studio Program
Sep 18 all-day
Join us in the Art Studio for Katsushika Hokusai inspired watercolor wave paintings, pattern plate rubbings, artist(s) of the month coloring pages, and Dale Chihuly inspired coffee filter sculptures.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day Swashbuckling Science
Swashbuckling Science
Sep 18 all-day
Arrg mateys!  It’s a pirate’s life for you as you discover the swashbuckling science of being a pirate in honor of Talk like a Pirate Day.  Learn at ye own risk as you test out an eye patch perception experiment, dare to walk the plank,...
all-day Red Panda Day Celebration
Red Panda Day Celebration
Sep 19 all-day
Stop by to make your own red panda mask and find all 25 of the red pandas in the scavenger hunt!
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