McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is at 1327 Circle Park Dr. on the University of Tennessee campus. On display are geological, anthropological, ancient Egyptian, archeological, decorative arts, local history and natural history collections. Exhibits about the Tennessee River Valley include specimens of marine fossils and 12,000-year-old artifacts of early Native American cultures.
Galleries focusing on ancient Egypt present funeral objects, mummies, clothing, jewelry and pottery. The Native Peoples of Tennessee exhibit contains a scale model of a 600-year-old village complete with fiber optic lights. Temporary exhibits are offered.
Parking passes good Mon.-Fri. are available at the campus information booth; passes are not required Sat.-Sun.