What To Do With Kids

If you have kids, we have things to do.

ETHC Holiday Open House November 3, 2014

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Holiday Open House At The East Tennessee History Center

Saturday, December 13, 2014 – 11:00am to 3:00pm

Cookies and apple cider will warm the day at  the ETHS Holiday Open House.  Activities include live musical performances, craft demonstrations, ornament and craft making for the kids, storytelling, and frontier toys and stories.  Shoppers will enjoy browsing the great selection of traditional gifts, history books, and children’s items, as well as a selection of handmade items.  Members will receive a 15% discount on regular priced items.

Visitors are also invited to tour the current feature exhibit, as well as the permanent exhibitionVoices of the LandAll events are free and open to the public.


Uniquely Kids June 14, 2014

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The Knoxville Visitor’s Center has kids crafts on the third Friday of the month. They are during the day, so I assume they are for little kids. Have you been to this event?

Uniquely Kids Friday events are at the Knoxville Visitor Center. It is located at 301 S. Gay Street from 11:30 – 1:00.


How To Train You Dragon 2 June 11, 2014

If you are looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend, you can go see How To Train Your Dragon 2.  In the Knoxville are you can see it in IMAX at the Turkey Creek Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 and IMAX.



Starting this Friday, June 13th, the second chapter of DreamWorks Animation’s belovedHow to Train Your Dragon franchise is soaring to all IMAX theatres domestically in select engagements. The IMAX 3D release will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®, creating a unique environment that will make audiences feel as though they are flying alongside heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless.

Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Kristen Wiig reprise their respective voice roles, joined this time by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett, Djimon Honsou and Kit Harington.

For more information about How to Train Your Dragon 2, please visit DreamWorks Animation’s official website.

For IMAX Theater locations and local showtimes click here!

***Disclosure: This information has been provided to me by IMAX. ***


Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame June 10, 2014

Filed under: Birthday Party,Indoor — Elizabeth @ 12:30 am

If you haven’t been to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, it is pretty cool. I’m honestly not even that interested in basketball, and it was still neat. It gets even better this Saturday with free admission from 8-4.


Adults – $7.95
Seniors (62 and older) – $5.95
Children (ages 6 to 15) – $5.95
Children (ages 5 and under) – Free


  • Labor Day – April 30
    Tuesday – Friday 11am-5pm
    Saturday 10am-5pm
    Sunday and Monday Closed
    May 1 – Labor Day
    Mon – Sat 10am-5pm
    Sunday Closed
  • The WBHOF will be closed to the public on the following days:
    Labor Day
    Thanksgiving Day
    Christmas Eve
    Christmas Day
    Day After Christmas
    New Year’s Eve
    New Year’s Day
    Easter Day
    Memorial Day

East Tennessee Historical Society May 30, 2014

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The East Tennessee Historical Society has free admission on Sundays. Located on Gay Street, it is a fun place to spend an afternoon.


Wonder Works May 28, 2014

If you haven’t taken the kids to Wonder Works, it is a lot of fun for older kids. There are things for younger kids to do, but if you don’t have a brave child you won’t get your money’s worth until about age 10. With that said, it is educational fun. They have lots of science exhibits, but they aren’t too boring. Everything is interactive with the kids, but because of this I can see how it would be frustrating waiting your turn on a busy day.

There are lots of things to do that are included with your admission. They have a neat ropes course , a climbing wall, extreme 360 bikes and some other rides. A few of them require tennis shoes, so plan ahead. View the live webcam here.

For an addition fee, or alone as a separate trip you can play laser tag or go to the magic show in the evenings. I think we may go back one night this summer to see the magician. You can view the schedule here. Wonder Works also has a party room for birthdays. View their party packages here, a basic package for 10 kids is $130.

Wonder Works isn’t cheap, but we didn’t do everything and we were still there three hours. It is all inside with air conditioning. That makes it a perfect field trip for a rainy day or a really hot day. They have a small AAA discount.


Sister Act at the Tennessee Theatre

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See Sister Act the weekend of December 5th.

$77.00; $67.00; $52.00 and $37.00 (plus applicable service fees)

SISTER ACT is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar winner ALAN MENKEN (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look; a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!