McClung Museum Introduces Stroller Tours for Caregivers and Children

Parents, caregivers, squirming babies, and toddlers are invited to the Frank H. McClung Museum’s first ever Stroller Tour on Monday, October 22.

The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Decorative Arts Gallery at the museum on the Knoxville campus. It is the first in a monthly series of free stroller tours that will allow parents and caregivers to interact with one another and museum staff without the worry of disrupting other visitors.

All tours will be led by museum educators and will take place in a different gallery each month, exposing guests to a variety of the McClung’s exhibitions and collections. The tours will last about thirty minutes with fifteen minutes of time for questions.

Future tour dates and topics are November 12 (Zen Art) and December 10 (Ancient Egypt).

The tours are free and open to the public but are first come, first serve and require registration. For more information or to register, click here or contact Abby Naunheimer at 865-974-2144 or anaunhei@utk.edu.

In the future, registration will open one month before each tour.

The museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Free two-hour museum parking passes are available from the parking information building at the entrance to Circle Park Drive. The grassy area in Circle Park in front of the museum offers a great place for rest and play before or after tours.

Photography is welcome in most museum galleries. Restrooms are equipped with a changing station. A service elevator is available for those with strollers to go downstairs. Food and drinks are not allowed in the galleries.

The museum’s exhibits include archaeology, ancient Egypt, decorative arts, the battle of Fort Sanders, geology, and fossils. Admission is free.

For more information about the McClung Museum and its collections and exhibits, visit mcclungmuseum.utk.edu.

CONTACTS:

Abby Naunheimer (865-974-2144, anaunhei@utk.edu)

Catherine Shteynberg (865-974-6921, cshteynb@utk.edu)

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