Calendar of Events

Friday, November 16, 2018

Zoo Knoxville: 70 Cent Admission

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

To celebrate their 70th anniversary as part of the Knoxville community, Zoo Knoxville will be offering 70 cent admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item for Mission of Hope or pet supplies for Young-Williams Animal Center, The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley and Knox County’s Office on Aging PAWS program Nov. 1-30, 2018.

General zoo admission tickets for ages four and up are 70 cents each and parking is free Nov. 1-30, 2018, with a donated item for each ticket. To ensure a safe and pleasant experience for guests, a limited number of tickets are available for each day, and advance online purchase is required. Tickets can be purchased online at

The donations help local non-profit organizations Mission of Hope, Young-Williams Animal Center, The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley and Knox County Office on Aging’s Knox PAWS program.

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

East TN Farmers Association: Farmers Markets

  • April 10, 2018 — November 24, 2018

Category: Culinary arts, Free event and Science & nature

Tuesdays 3-6 PM: Ebenezer Road Farmers Market, 1001 Ebenezer Road, Knoxville
Wednesdays 3-6 PM: Oak Ridge Farmers Market, Jackson Square
Fridays 3-6 PM: Lakeshore Park Farmers Market, 5908 Lyons View Drive, Knoxville
Saturdays 8 AM-Noon: Oak Ridge Farmers Market, Jackson Square

We bring the farm to you! Since 1976, the East TN Farmers Association (FARM) has offered fresh, local food and farm-based crafts. We have three convenient farmers market locations. All three locations offer sustainably produced grass-fed meat, hand-picked produce, farm fresh eggs, artisan bread and cheese, local honey, flowers and farm-based crafts. We inspect our vendors to make sure they are 100 percent local, all the time. The market is open mid-April through late November. Join us this season for high-quality food and crafts, in a convenient location!

Ijams Nature Center: Events


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

November 15, 2018 SPECIAL PROGRAM: Nature Preschool Open House
November 16, 2018 NATURE AT NIGHT: Sky Stories
November 17, 2018 CREATURE FEATURE
November 17, 2018 CITIZEN SCIENCE: BioBlitz
November 21, 2018 NATURE EXPLORERS: UnbeLEAFable
November 24, 2018 BIRDING 101: Birding in Winter
November 24, 2018 CREATURE FEATURE
November 30, 2018 IJAMS OUT AND ABOUT: Night Hike at Founder's Park
December 01, 2018 CREATURE FEATURE
December 01, 2018 FREE Guided Trail Walk
December 02, 2018 SPECIAL WORKSHOP: Making your own Homemade Wine
December 07, 2018 SUNSET STROLL: Winter Whereabouts
December 08, 2018 MEMBERS ONLY: Hike at Ramsey Cascades
December 08, 2018 CREATURE FEATURE
December 09, 2018 SPECIAL EVENT: 6th Annual Ijams Holiday Marketplace

More events at 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,

The Muse Knoxville: Knoxville Skies Star Tour

Category: Kids & family and Science & nature

Every Tuesday & Friday at 4:30pm
Live guided tour of the East Tennessee night sky in our full-dome Planetarium.

Learn about important features of the day and night sky, locate the five northern constellations and the north star. Learn which stars, constellations, and planets are currently visible. This show is always different!

Tickets for this show are $2 (Free for members) and can be purchased at the front desk. Museum admission not required for the 4:30 live star show. All ages welcome!

The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494,

The Muse Knoxville: Science & Art a la Cart

Category: Kids & family and Science & nature

Every Friday from 12:30-1:30pm

Explore a different object or experiment every week with our educators! Find this guided activity in the exhibit area. Free with your admission cost! *Planned activities are subject to change.

• November 2: Pumpkin Smash- Bring your leftover Jack-O-Lanterns for some destructive fun!
• November 9, 16, 23, 30: LittleBits Bubble Bot

Planned activities are subject to change. The Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494,