Kids Take Over the Museum
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Kids Take Over the Museum

May 11 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

The 2nd Annual Kids Take Over the Museum will provide kids of all ages with hands-on activities that are rooted in rich Appalachian history.  

There will  be no shortage of activities for your young crafter or artist.  From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, they’ll enjoy basket weaving, blacksmithing, and pottery making.  Over 25 demonstrations, on-site vendors and special events are lined up for this huge day at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 

Visitors will play loads of games that would have been popular choices for kids on the mountain homestead. Traditional Cherokee hunting games will be set up around the property for the young hunter to try.  Representatives from the Museum of the Cherokee will be on hand to teach traditional dances and share the magic of their oral history. 

The Junior Appalachian Musicians will be around the campus showing off their musical skills as they play traditional mountain music.   The musical program will culminate with a performance at the 350-seat amphitheater

With living history interpreters and demonstrators throughout the Heritage Center’s 10 plus acre museum site, kids are the focus all day long.   Don’t  miss it!

Admission is $20 per car
Composite of various images at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center