McClung Museum 2019-20 Enhanced Homeschool

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McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

1327 Circle Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37916

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McClung Museum Enhanced Learning Homeschool Programs

The McClung Museum offers Enhanced Learning Homeschool Programs. These 90 minute sessions cost $5.00 per student and give students a chance to experience hands-on learning in the museum's galleries. The session dates, times, and subjects are listed below.

McClung Museum members recieve a 10% discount. For questions contact Leslie Chang Jantz at

Online reservations are required, payment must be made in advance, and the fee is nonrefundable. Programs are designed for K-12 students, except March's session, Divided We Stand: Knoxville During the Civil War for which students must be in 5th grade or older.

Please note that each student must have an individual ticket purchased under their name and have turned in a completed Medical Information and Treatment Authorization Form.
A sample of this form can be found here. Once you have registered your child/children, you will be sent a confirmation email from the museum with this form attached.

Please see the schedule below for the Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Enhanced Homeschool Programs

Monday, August, 5th , 2019, 10-11:30 a.m. - Just TECH-ing Around! Exploring Native American Tools & Technologies

Join us in the archaeology lab as we learn about the different tools and technologies people used in the past and how archaeologists today use specialized tools to study the past.

Monday, September 9, 2019, 10-11:30 a.m. Just BEAD It! Exploring Native American Beadwork

We will view several examples of Native American beadwork from different cultural groups. Discussion topics include the history of beads and trade, beadworking techniques, and expressions of identity.

Monday, October 7, 2019, 10-11:30 a.m. – Lights, Camera.... SCIENCE?

Join us in our newest exhibition, Science in Motion, as we combine the worlds of physics and art.

Monday, November 4, 2019, 10-11:30 a.m. - Greco-Roman Exploration Day

Travel back in time as we explore Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.

Monday, December 2, 2019, 10-11:30 a.m. - ROCK On! Geology Part I

Topics include the rock cycle, rock types, and plate tectonics.

Monday, January 6, 2020, 10-11:30 a.m. - Fueling Your Fossil Interests! Geology Part II

Dive into the world of paleontology as we explore the fossil history of our state.

Monday, February 3, 2020, 10-11:30 a.m. - Exploring Exotic Ecosystems in the Volunteer State!

Learn about an important ecological species living in our Tennessee waters.

Monday, March 2, 2020, 10-11:30 a.m. - "Divided We Stand": Knoxville During the Civil War! (5th Grade +)

This program will highlight a particular time during the Civil War when Union and Confederate forces were attempting to take control of Knoxville. Please note, this program is for students 5th grade and older.

Monday, April 6, 2020, 10-11:30 a.m. - Apocalyptic Adventures: Exploring Visions of the End

The Apocalypse has given shape to modern conceptions of storytelling, history, and expectations of justice. Join us as we explore the art and history of the Middle Ages through this exciting lens!


May I register for multiple sessions at the same time?

No. Events will open for registration chronologically. Therefore, registration for a class opens the day after a concluded scheduled session. Caregivers must sign up gradually if they wish to attend all 8 programs.

What are my parking options for the program?

Free parking is available in the front of the museum on Circle Park Drive. Each vehicle should stop at the Visitor Information Station and request a permit for 2 hours to park. Place the permit on the dashboard of the vehicle.

May I stay in the museum while the program is in session?

Caregivers may stay in the museum as long as they do not interfere in the program. Adults will be encouraged to visit other galleries or wait in the lobby area.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not have to bring your printed ticket to the event, but you can if you would like. However, you must bring a completed Medical Information and Treatment Authorization Form for your child. No student will be allowed to join the group activities until all paperwork has been turned in. To view a sample of the form click here. The actual form will be sent to you once you have registered your child/children.

How do drop off and pick up procedures work?

Caregivers must check in their children with a museum representative. At the end of a session, caregivers must sign out their children with a staff member. If another adult will be picking up the child, his or her guardian must notify the museum in advance.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Yes, contact Leslie Chang-Jantz at or Callie Bennett 865-974-2144 with any questions.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No, registrations are not transferable.

What is the refund policy?

All reservation fees are nonrefundable.

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