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)

(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.

reverse engineering

February 19th – 22nd stop by for Reverse Engineering
on the TVA Discovery Cart!

Up Next!

Up Next!

Feb
20
Wed
all-day February Art Studio Programs
February Art Studio Programs
Feb 20 all-day
Join us for wax-resist watercolor valentines, pattern plate rubbings, and chenille stem coiled roses in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided.  Facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day Magnificent Magnets Eastman Disc...
Magnificent Magnets Eastman Disc...
Feb 20 all-day
May the magnetic force be with you!  Discover the magnetic properties of breakfast cereal, design you own magnetic maze, test out various objects for magnetism, and play with some magnetic gadgets and games.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each...
all-day Reverse Engineering Discovery Cart
Reverse Engineering Discovery Cart
Feb 20 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 TVA Discovery Cart throughout each day. ...
Feb
21
Thu
all-day February Art Studio Programs
February Art Studio Programs
Feb 21 all-day
Join us for wax-resist watercolor valentines, pattern plate rubbings, and chenille stem coiled roses in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided.  Facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day Magnificent Magnets Eastman Disc...
Magnificent Magnets Eastman Disc...
Feb 21 all-day
May the magnetic force be with you!  Discover the magnetic properties of breakfast cereal, design you own magnetic maze, test out various objects for magnetism, and play with some magnetic gadgets and games.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each...
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