This dog park features separate sections for small and large dogs, doggy water fountains, a fire hydrant, and waste stations. This park is located along the Holston River Greenway.
Ijams nature center offers a variety of educational programs and nature-based activities including, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, animal education and conservation, and nature education and conservation. There is also an amazing ropes course on-site. Field trips and nature-themed birthday parties are also available.
In addition to their year round educational programs, this facility also offers a variety of week-long summer camps with various themes. Camp activities include hiking, swimming, caving, canoeing, arts and crafts, games, songs, educational programs, and much more! The camps serves children ages 5-14 years old.
This wonderful botanical garden is FREE to the public and is filled with seasonal flowers and foliage throughout the year. Nature based educational programs are also available for children and adults throughout the year. This facility also hosts summer camp programs.
This fun and interactive children’s museum features hand-on play-based learning opportunities in the areas of science and STEAM. The museum also boats story time, arts and crafts, camps and birthday parties!
General Zoo Information – This fun family-friendly zoo features a variety of amazing animals, including lions, tigers, elephants, gorillas, and much more! Educational programs take place at varying times throughout the day. If you are brave enough, you can even feed the giraffes. There is a splash pad on-site for the kiddos and the the entire zoo is stroller accessible.
Zoo Camp – In the summer, the zoo offers week long day camps that focus on animal education and give kids a behind the scenes look at zoo life!
This pottery studio teaches you how to create one of a kind works of art from scratch. Methods including sculpting and wheel throwing. In addition to a variety of classes, this studio offers birthday parties, wine and clay nights, and team building experiences. This facility also offers Raku firing.
A really RAD run that will dust you with multi-colored powder throughout the course.
At this live-action gaming facility, your family can choose from different themed rooms that you will have 1 hour to to escape from, after being locked inside. Room themes are changed periodically to keep the game fun. Team building experience are available.
This historic mansion is the former home of William Blount, a signer of the US Constitution and former governor of the Southwest Territory. The mansion was built in 1792.
This downtown dog park features separate locations for small and large dogs, human and doggy water fountains, and waste stations.
This community art studio offers a variety of classes for both kids and adults. Birthday parties are available.
This museum features of variety of permanent and rotating exhibits. Admission is free on Sundays and free for children 16 and under every day of the week.
Sample a variety of delicious biscuits ranging from sweet and simple to savory and decadent delights. Tickets are $15/per person and each ticket allows you to sample 5 biscuits. You can purchase multiple tickets if desired.
These FREE outdoor concerts are held on Market Square every Tuesday (8 pm – 10 pm) and Thursday (7 pm – 9 pm) evening in the spring and summer. Please note that city-owned parking garages are FREE after 6 pm.
These educational summer day camp opportunities, hosted by the University of Tennessee Knoxville, are for kids in grade 3-12. Topics include animals, computers, careers, discovery, sports, leadership, nature, photography, science, cooking, and more!