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.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in December come build with our K’Nex rods, connectors, and components to create something unique! Available all day on the TVA Discovery Cart!

Up Next!

Up Next!

Dec
12
Wed
all-day Break the Tension
Break the Tension
Dec 12 all-day
Join us as we learn all about the seemingly “magical” bond of water molecules and discover the properties of surface tension.  Try out the Penny Drop, Swimming Fish, Magic Handkerchief, and Rainbow Milk experiments.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout...
all-day December Art Studio Programs
December Art Studio Programs
Dec 12 all-day
Join us for snowflake watercolor resist paintings, pattern plate rubbings, and a “snow-scape” paper craft in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day K’nex
K’nex
Dec 12 all-day
Come build with K’Nex interlocking plastic rods, connectors, blocks, and other components, which can be pieced together to form a wide variety of models, machines, and architectural structures.  K’Nex will be setup on our TVA Discovery Cart throughout each day.  (*Contains small parts that may...
Dec
13
Thu
all-day Break the Tension
Break the Tension
Dec 13 all-day
Join us as we learn all about the seemingly “magical” bond of water molecules and discover the properties of surface tension.  Try out the Penny Drop, Swimming Fish, Magic Handkerchief, and Rainbow Milk experiments.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout...
all-day December Art Studio Programs
December Art Studio Programs
Dec 13 all-day
Join us for snowflake watercolor resist paintings, pattern plate rubbings, and a “snow-scape” paper craft in our Art Studio.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, with facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!
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