McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture

1327 Cir Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

About McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture

4.7 / 5

from reviews

    The mission of the McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture is to advance understanding and appreciation of the earth and its peoples through the collection, preservation, study, interpretation, and exhibition of objects and data. As a part of the University of Tennessee, the McClung Museum works to support academic programs and provide educational programming.

    Sean Rambo
    June 29, 2022

    It was a pretty cool museum. Exhibits in order of what I thought was coolest; art from around the world, geology history, ancient Egypt, human origins, mussels exhibit, native peoples exhibit. Get a parking pass at the parking information center then park and go on in. Restrooms, but no wifi. Also, half of the native was taken down due to 'Removed for repatriation'.

    Chris suber
    June 25, 2022

    Very neat and educational. It's free! Our kids had a lot of fun.

    Cave Arnold
    August 06, 2021

    We visited the UTK campus and after exitting the trolly at circle park we happened upon this unplanned adventure. The exhibits were all amazing. Especially the Egyptian section. Very impressive collection on display.

    Avik Bhattacharya
    October 09, 2021

    Excellent exhibits on a wide variety of topics - ranging from the evolution of current humankind , the movement of continental plates , the civilization of ancient Egypt , the history of the ancient people of the TN area as well as a special exhibit on lithography in the 1800's and Elizabeth Gould's role in preserving images of rare birds.

    Ryan Parr
    December 02, 2018

    For an entirely free exhibit it is fairly excellent. Some of the displays seem to change out from time to time based on what I've seen in some of the photos, and of course some of the exhibits feature replicas however it still represents a very good idea of what the original one was like (actually I tend to think it's best that museums don't place the original artifact on display) which is normally at a much larger museum. This museum can be walked through quickly though I advise taking in the detail for a decent 2 hours (I walked in forgetting the hour was moved ahead though still managed to compose decent photographs, which is what I intended to do.)

    McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture

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    1327 Cir Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

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    The McClung Museum is a natural history and culture museum with exhibits on anthropology, geology, archaeology, human origins, history, decorative arts, ancient Egypt, and natural history. Please see our Exhibits to get a better idea of what will be on display during your visit.
    The museum store carries a wide selection of unique items, including local art, jewelry, books, one-of-a-kind gift items, stationery, and educational toys, including items that pertain to our current exhibits.

    1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN  37996

    (865) 974-2144

    Museum Hours
    Admission and parking are free
    9 am – 5 pm

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