Storytimes and Fun Activities for the Family in Knoxville!

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Storytimes at Knox County Public Libraries
Cost: FREE
Check out the website for FREE storytimes, events, and fun activities for little ones at our branches across the Knoxville area
http://www.knoxlib.org/kid-zone/storytime
http://www.knoxlib.org/calendar-programs


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Mon-Fri, 10am-11:30am; 1pm-2:30pm
Days subject to change. Please check our website calendar.

Open Jump
Cost: $7.50 plus tax per child
Pump it Up
6612 Deane Hill Dr
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 558-3535
http://www.pumpitupparty.com/open-jump/knoxville-tn


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Mondays (Thru Aug 24), 10am-11am
Stroller Tours!
Cost: FREE
Join us for a morning out as our museum educator leads engaging gallery tours for parents and caregivers and their young ones. Crying and wiggly babies welcome! The free event requires registration online. Registration opens a month in advance and closes the day before the tour. Each month has a different theme.
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park Drive
Knoxville TN 37916
(865) 974-2144
http://www.mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/events


Mondays, 10am-11am
MUSE Mondays
Cost: Regular Admission
Every Monday, we present a story and themed activity just for preschoolers!
The Muse Knoxville
516 North Beaman Street
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 594-1494
http://www.themuseknoxville.org


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Tuesdays, 10am
Toddlers' Playtime
Cost: FREE
Bring your kids to Toddlers' Playtime, also known as Mom's Club! Moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers all are welcome.
Childrens Museum of Oak Ridge
461 W. Outer Dr.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 482-1074
http://www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org


Tuesdays, 10am
Toddlers' Playtime
Cost: FREE
Bring your kids to Toddlers' Playtime, also known as Mom's Club! Moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers all are welcome.
Childrens Museum of Oak Ridge
461 W. Outer Dr.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 482-1074
http://www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org


Tuesdays, 4:30pm
Knoxville Skies Star Show at the Muse
Cost: $2 per person. Tickets to this show can be purchased without museum admission, and is great for adults interested in basic astronomy.
Join us in the Planetarium for a live guided sky tour! See the night sky on the dome, and learn what astronomy hobbyists can hope to see from their own back yards.
The Muse Knoxville
516 North Beaman Street
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 594-1494
http://www.themuseknoxville.org


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Wednesdays (thru October), 10:30am-11:30am
Story Thyme In The Garden
Cost: Free for pre-school aged children
Join us for a fun time integrating education, nature, crafts, and physical activity!
Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum
2743 Wimpole Avenue Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 862-8717
http://www.knoxgarden.org


Wednesdays, 11am-2pm
Downtown Farmers Market
12th season of the downtown Farmers Market with
locally grown produce, meat, eggs and plants, as
well as locally made artisan foods & crafts.
Market Square Farmers' Market
Market Square Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 405-3135
http://www.marketsquarefarmersmarket.org


Wednesdays, 1pm-3pm
A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts
Cost: FREE
Kids' Summer Fun Wednesdays. Free Make & Take!
A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts
250 Morrell Road
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 539-9767
http://www.acmoore.com/specialpromo?spid=224


Wednesdays, 3pm-Sellout
Oak Ridge Farmer's Market
Cost: FREE
Come for sustainably produced grass-fed meat, hand-picked produce, farm fresh eggs, artisan bread and cheese, local honey, flowers, and farm-based crafts. All vendors inspected to ensure they are 100% local!
Next to Jackson's Square
East Tennessee Ave
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 457-6992
http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org


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Thursdays, 10am
Musical Mornings: Bring children aged 0-4 years old!
Childrens Museum of Oak Ridge
461 W. Outer Dr. Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 482-1074
http://www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org


Thursdays (Thru Aug 13), 9am-5pm
UT Gardens Books & Blooms
Cost: FREE
Enjoy story time in the Gardens. This FREE program includes garden stories, music, coloring, and sprinkler time.
The University of Tennessee Gardens
2431 Joe Johnson Drive Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-8265
http://www.utgardens.tennessee.edu


Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Days subject to change. Please check our website calendar.

Family Open Jump
Cost: $7.50 plus tax per child
Our Family Open Jump time is for the entire family . Moms, dads, and grandparents are welcome to join in on the fun. Bring all the children down after school to jump, slide, and have a blast! Parents and caregivers always play for free and must stay.
Recommended for ages 2 through 12. Be sure to bring socks for everyone!
Pump it Up
6612 Deane Hill Dr
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 558-3535
http://www.pumpitupparty.com/open-jump/knoxville-tn


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Fridays, 10am & 11am
Mommy, Daddy, and me Art Class, ages 2+
Cost: FREE
Smart Toys & Books
9700 Kingston Pike Knoxville TN 37922
(865) 691-6103
http://www.smarttoysandbooks.com/ongoing-activities


Fridays, 1pm
Create a Master-plate!
Cost: $10 Material Fee per child. Reservations can be done in-store, online, or by phone.
Smart Toys & Books
9700 Kingston Pike Knoxville TN 37922
(865) 691-6103
http://www.smarttoysandbooks.com/ongoing-activities


Fridays, 4:30pm
Knoxville Skies Star Show at the Muse
Cost: $2 per person. Tickets to this show can be purchased without museum admission, and is great for adults interested in basic astronomy.
Join us in the Planetarium for a live guided sky tour! See the night sky on the dome, and learn what astronomy hobbyists can hope to see from their own back yards.
The Muse Knoxville
516 North Beaman Street
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 594-1494
http://www.themuseknoxville.org


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Saturdays, 8am-12pm
Oak Ridge Farmer's Market
Cost: FREE
Come for sustainably produced grass-fed meat, hand-picked produce, farm fresh eggs, artisan bread and cheese, local honey, flowers, and farm-based crafts. All vendors inspected to ensure they are 100% local!
Next to Jackson's Square
East Tennessee Ave
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 457-6992
http://www.easttnfarmmarkets.org


Saturdays, 9am-2pm
Market Square Farmers' Market
Cost: FREE
12th season of the downtown Farmers Market with
locally grown produce, meat, eggs and plants, as
well as locally made artisan foods & crafts.
Market Square
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 405-3135
http://www.marketsquarefarmersmarket.org


Saturdays, 11am
Storytime
Cost: FREE
Barnes & Noble
8029 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-670-0773
http://www.barnesandnoble.com


Saturdays, 10am
Junior Chef Classes
Cost: FREE, register online
Learn to make delicious recipes with plenty of tasting along the way! Class size is limited, call store to register.
Williams-Sonoma
West Town Mall
7600 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 539-1070
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/pages/store-events/store-events/junior-chef-classes.html


Saturdays (Check Website for Times)
Creature Feature
Cost: FREE
Have you met all the animals that call the Ijams Visitor Center home? If not, be sure to stop by every Saturday for a chance to get nose-to-beak with some of our resident furred and feathered ambassadors!
Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville TN 37920
(865) 577-4717
http://www.ijams.org/events


Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30pm
Saturday Science Connections
Cost: Regular Admission
We offer Science Connections time to be enjoyed as a family, and included in admission! Each month we explore a different theme and a variety of hands-on, interactive activities!
The Muse Knoxville
516 North Beaman Street
Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 594-1494
http://www.themuseknoxville.org


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Sundays, 12pm-3pm
Open Play at All Bounce Events & Rentals (Powell)
Cost: $8 for ages 3 and up and $5 for ages 2 and under
Parents play free with paying child! Make it a family day! And remember, socks are required to be worn by both the adults and the children!
All Bounce Events & Rentals
7312 Morton View Lane
Powell, TN 37849
(865) 407-0111
http://www.allbounceevents.com