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Families are invited to enjoy free programming throughout the month of February at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.

The museum will host a free Stroller Tour and activity from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 8. This program will celebrate love around the world in honor of Valentine’s Day.

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

The museum also will host a free Family Fun Day from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27. The tour and craft activities will celebrate African American History Month and will focus on Tennessee artist William Edmondson (1874–1951)—a well-known sculptor and the first African American artist to have a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Visitors can participate in tours and will work on a take-home craft.

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 and parking information, as well as the collections and exhibits, see the museum’s website.



Debbie Woodiel (865-974-2144,

Leslie Chang-Jantz (865-974-2144,