McClung Museum to Host Free Family Fun Day, Stroller Tour in December

UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will focus on its collection of bird prints during December with a Family Fun Day and a Stroller Tour.

The museum will feature works from its John James Audubon print collection to highlight winter birds in Tennessee during this programming. Visitors will learn about the different species represented and the artistic process behind these exceptional prints.

A Family Fun Day will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. Attendees will enjoy making crafts and listening to stories throughout the afternoon. The event is free and open to the public. All materials will be provided, and reservations are not necessary.

The museum will also host a Stroller Tour on Monday, December 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. The event, called “Tweeting Away,” will focus on the art of printmaking and nature exploration through bird watching and will include a guided craft activity.

The Stroller Tour is free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary and are first-come, first-served. Participants may register online or by calling 865-974-2144.

The McClung Museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Museum admission is free, and the museum’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Free two-hour museum parking passes are available from the parking kiosk at the entrance to Circle Park Drive during the week. Free parking is available on the weekends. Free public transportation to the museum is available via the Knoxville Trolley Vol Line.

See the museum’s website for more information about family programming, parking, and collections and exhibits.

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C O N T A C T:

Leslie Chang-Jantz (865-974-2144, lchangja@utk.edu)

Debbie Woodiel (865-974-2144, woodield@utk.edu)