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Tennessee State Museum: Family escape from wintery weather

After the big snow, cabin fever has set in and you want to find a place to go for some indoor family fun? Head for the Tennessee State Museum. Located in the same building as the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in downtown Nashville, the Tennessee State Museum provides hours of fun and learning for the whole family. Kids will enjoy the interactive exhibits and engaging displays while parents will appreciate the depth of knowledge that each exhibit presents. In honor of Black History Month, a new exhibit opens on February 4 that commemorates the 50th anniversary of Tennessee sit-ins, the non-violent movement that helped changed social attitudes in Tennessee and around the country. Still on display are permanent exhibits that trace the history of Tennessee from her first inhabitants to the New South.

Local Tips

  • On weekends or state holidays park at the lots by the state capital, they are free when government offices are closed.
  • During the week, stop for a bite to eat at the Arcade, a block away from the capital. It’s full of small restaurants of all types, as well as several shops that can satisfy your (or your child's) sweet tooth.

Contact Information: 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243-1402  (615) 741-2692 Tennessee State Museum website