We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914
Phone Number:
+1 865-594-1494

The Muse Knoxville is a newly re-imagined space designed for kids from 1 to...

The Muse Knoxville is a newly re-imagined space designed for kids from 1 to 101! With almost 4,000 square feet of exhibit and play space, you are sure to find something that will inspire the love of learning! Admission: Adult $5, Senior $4, Children 2 and Over $4, Children Under 2 FREE. Planetarium $2. Hours:

Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Monday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 54 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 26
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
  • 3
  • 0
Fun for a rainy afternoon

More a play place than a museum. Great for keeping kids under 8 busy with some cool play stations. Planetarium was ok, but not a must see. Proximity to Zoo also a plus if the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2016
Jeff M
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 53: English reviews
Maryville, Tennessee, USA
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

If your little one is crawling, jumping, running, building, acting, painting, flying, or designing; there is something for them to do at The Muse in Knoxville. The staff were around to help, clean up and yet it felt like the place just cleaned itself up. The children were so excited to be there and into their discoveries. It was a... More 

1 Thank Cindyluuwhoo
Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We attended during a Saturday Science Connection time with a Biology program from UTK. Mom and kids both enjoyed learning about synthetic biology. The new exhibit updates are great too. Plan to spend 2-3 hours there.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Thank rigby762016
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this place. The kids loved the outdoor playground. Inside were plenty of STEM activities that all kids enjoyed(13, 11, 10 and 2). The toddler area had a play grocery store and playground area. Older boys loved to build with blocks. They had fun outdoor space with bubbles and an edible garden. We had a great time.

1 Thank Jamie J
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

More a play place than a museum. Great for keeping kids under 8 busy with some cool play stations. Planetarium was ok, but not a must see. Proximity to Zoo also a plus if the weather turns bad.

Thank Jeff M
Hillsboro, Ohio
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the MUSE with our family with members from 2 to 66, all had a great time. Many interactive displays to delight all age groups. Wish it was closer to where I live.

1 Thank ajlehn2
Clarksville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
317 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We meet with family in Knoxville as a meeting point that we see once a year. The children we brought to this location ranged in age from 1,3,6,9. They give a very good Military discount! Which if it applies to you we recommend you take advantage of. They offer: Soft Block building area, Craft area, Puppet/Dress Up, Grocery Area, Shadow... More 

Thank Carolinas704
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The Muse is a wonderful (inexpensive) place to take the little ones to play & learn. They have really made major improvements in the past year or two and I understand the City is working with them to find a larger more suitable home. Some days they reach the occupancy max by noon! Go early - take a picnic -... More 

1 Thank Mammmmmm
Lansing, Michigan
Level Contributor
34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This is a very small museum. The website is a tad misleading about what it offers. It was fun for a little while for my younger children the older was bored right away. If you have small kids and need a indoor activity for a couple of hours then this place will work. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful... More 

Thank 498sherih
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level Contributor
184 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We drove to Knoxville to visit The Muse. Naturally we compare it to the Discovery Museum in Chattanooga. As far as exhibits are concerned, it's not as elaborate as the Discover Museum. However we, which includes our 3 grands, had a blast. Everyone there is very friendly and helpful. I would recommend to others with kids. We would return. Also... More 

Thank Steve R
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is a small museum, but it's been recently remodeled. The new areas include a STEM area for older kids, and a new garden/store, clinic, play structure with slide, and small infant area. The other exhibits, including lego car ramp, recycled crafts, the planetarium, and large foam blocks, are still there. It is still an extremely small museum, nothing compared... More 

1 Thank Cassandra R

Travellers who viewed The Muse Knoxville also viewed


Been to The Muse Knoxville? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Muse Knoxville and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Muse Knoxville staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?