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Best Museums in Oak Ridge

Moving to Oak Ridge, Tennessee and realized that you do not know that much about the area? Your local Oak Ridge movers have got you covered! After all, what better way to not only educate yourself, but also your entire family, other than by spending the summer going to the most exciting museums that the town has to offer? Plus, Oak Ridge has some of the best museums throughout the entire state of Tennessee. So, whether you moved across country or just a couple of towns away, you will be just as knowledgeable about Oak Ridge as any other local in no time.

Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge

While your children may want to learn about Oak Ridge, their attention span may not. Luckily, that will not be a problem at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge – all of their exhibits are specifically targeted towards keeping kids of all kids engaged by interaction. Some of their many interactive experiences include exhibits that feature:

  • Knoxville in the 1910s
  • “At Home in Appalachia” in the 1860s
  • Trains built by Oak Ridge model railroader Milton Lloyd
  • a tugboat that demonstrates the lock system on the Tennessee River
  • a room that features songs from all the birds in the region

If your kids are looking to make some friends in their new town after enduring the strenuous moving process, then the museum offers summer camp programs for all ages, so that they can get away from their bedroom filled with moving boxes, and have some fun making friends!

American Museum of Science & Energy

Focused on educating kids on all things science, the American Museum of Science & Energy draws people in from all over nation. With exhibits that educate on the earth’s energy resources, the world of the atom, and national defense, they also have exhibits focused on educating people on the history of Oak Ridge. Not only that, they also play a huge role in supporting the local artist community by dedicating a section of the museum to the “Oak Ridge in Art” exhibit. When the school year starts back up again, your kids will be excited to know that the museum also hosts the annual science bowl for the local schools in town.

Southern Appalachia Railway Museum

Dedicated to the preservation, restoration and operation of historical railroad equipment, the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum sponsors the city’s Secret City Excursion train. The train ride itself is much like taking a trip back in time – each train is pulled by 1950’s vintage diesel locomotives. Each car is restored from the 1940’s era of passenger railroading and will, without a doubt, be a great way to educate the whole family on the history of Oak Ridge, while seeing the city as well. If one trip is just not enough, you can book one of their dinner trains or murder mystery trains once you are all moved in!

Oak Ridge movers don’t want your move to be stressful, so getting you acquainted with our city is just one of the ways that we can alleviate the stress of moving for you and your family. Enjoy these venues once you move to Oak Ridge and have some fun at local museums and history exhibits.