After 13 years of planning and construction, the Knock Knock Children’s Museum is finally ready to open its doors to the public.
Executive Director Peter Olson announced this morning the museum will officially open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22.
“We can truly say we would not be here today if not for your efforts and continued encouragement,” Olson says in a prepared statement, noting over $13 million of the museum’s $14 million fundraising campaign has been secured.
The museum will be open Tuesday through Sunday, with daily admission being $14. Children under 1 will be admitted free. Three family memberships are being offered, ranging in price from $150 to $1,000 annually. Bookings for field trips and birthday parties will begin on Aug. 1, with field trips being available on Oct. 1 and parties on Sept. 1.
The three-story Knock Knock Children’s Museum sits atop six-acres on a hill in BREC’s Brooks-City Park. The museum’s exhibits are organized in 18 themed interactive learning zones. The exhibits push early literacy, the arts, and science, technology, engineering and math learning through themes that highlight both city and natural elements. Cambridge Seven Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts, designed the exhibits, and Nashville-based 1220 Exhibits is building them. Read a recent Business Report feature on the museum.