Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Zoo Knoxville: Penny for the Arts Day

Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

Zoo Knoxville will offer children ages 12 and under general zoo admission for one penny when accompanied by a paying adult. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount and valid on September 23, 2018, only. Limit four children per adult.

Last admissions will be at 3 PM. The Zoo is open until 5:00 PM on Sundays. Parking is available in the zoo’s upper and lower lots and is $5 per vehicle. Zoo members park for free.

See www.penny4arts.com for other Penny4Arts events!

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open every day except Christmas. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org

The Muse Knoxville: Art Inspirations - StoryMaking

Category: Fine Crafts, Kids & family, Literature & readings and Science & nature

StoryMaking is a special event that allows children to explore the materials in the art MakeSpace and other exhibits to help them imagine stories to write and play out. Your little ones will enjoy an engaging lesson on the stage, create with craft materials to help them unleash their imagination, and share stories with an audience.

September 2nd & September 23rd 2:00-3:30pm.

This activity is FREE with museum admission! All ages are welcome!

Please note that the Muse will be CLOSED September 6th-16th for the TN Valley Fair.

Note: We do NOT schedule large school groups during this time. The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494, http://themuseknoxville.org/calendar

McClung Museum: For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights

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Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event, History & heritage and Science & nature

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, a nationally touring exhibition from NEH on the Road, uses a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts to trace how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement.

This visual culture jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency. Visitors to the immersive display will explore dozens of compelling and persuasive visual images, including photographs from influential magazines, such as LIFE, JET, and EBONY; CBS news footage; and TV clips from The Ed Sullivan Show.

Also included are civil rights-era objects that exemplify the range of negative and positive imagery—from Aunt Jemima syrup dispensers and 1930s produce advertisements to Jackie Robinson baseball ephemera and 1960s children’s toys with African American portraiture. For All the World to See is not a history of the civil rights movement, but rather an exploration of the vast number of potent images that influenced how Americans perceived race and the struggle for equality.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM, Sunday, 1-5PM. Information: 865-974-2144, http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu

Ijams Nature Center: Events

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Category: Classes & workshops, Festivals & special events, Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

September 21, 2018 IJAMS OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: Full Moon Paddle
September 22, 2018 CREATURE FEATURE
September 28, 2018 NATURE AT NIGHT: Sunset Stroll (Bugs)
September 29, 2018 NATURE EXPLORERS: Insect Investigators
September 30, 2018 IJAMS SANCTUARY SERIES: Mindfulness Walk with Ijams
October 05, 2018 MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: Pet Sematary
October 06, 2018 CREATURE FEATURE
October 06, 2018 IJAMS 101: FREE Guided Trail Walk
October 08, 2018 - October 12, 2018 FALL BREAK CAMP: Autumn Adventures
October 13, 2018 CREATURE FEATURE
October 13, 2018 IJAMS OUT AND ABOUT: Nature Walk at Founder's Park
October 13, 2018 CITIZEN SCIENCE: Butterflies and Monarch Tagging

More events at http://ijams.org/events/. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

The Muse Knoxville: Tech Time

Category: Kids & family and Science & nature

Saturdays 2-4 pm and Sundays 3-4 pm.

Tech Time is a special activity that explores tech and coding featuring robots, circuits, and more! FREE with your admission cost!
The featured activity for September is LittleBits! *Planned activities are subject to change.

Please note that the Muse will be CLOSED September 6th-16th for the TN Valley Fair.

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494, www.themuseknoxville.org/calendar