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Families are invited to enjoy free programming related to winter holidays around the world at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at UT, throughout the month of December.

The museum will host a free Family Fun Day on Saturday, December 12, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The tour and craft activities will focus on international holiday celebrations. Visitors will work on take-home decorations.

The museum will also host a Stroller Tour and activity from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 14. This program will focus on winter festivities around the world and will feature objects from the museum’s decorative arts collection.

The tour is free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary and are first-come, first-served. Online registration is preferred and is available at Participants also may call 865-974-2144 to make a reservation.

The McClung Museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Museum admission is free, and the museum’s hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1:00 to 5:00 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.

For more information on family programming at McClung, visit

Additional parking information is available at

For more information about the McClung Museum and its collections and exhibits, visit


Debbie Woodiel (865-974-2144,

Leslie Chang-Jantz (865-974-2144,