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August 2019

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States

FOR AGES 18 AND UP  Interested in learning about the various volunteer opportunities at Ijams? Volunteers support Ijams in many ways. Whether leading school fieldtrips, answering questions at the information desk, or removing invasive plants around the grounds, volunteers play an important role! Come out for a volunteer orientation to hear a brief history of Ijams, find out more about the various volunteer opportunities, and learn how you can contribute! LOCATION  Meet at the Ijams Visitor Center. REGISTRATION  Click here…

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SPECIAL EVENT: Bluegrass at the Quarry

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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$5.00

Join us on August 23 as Ijams Nature Center partners with the East Tennessee Bluegrass Association to bring you a fun filled night of music to move your soul and make you dance. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person for this  fundraising event. The Ijams beer garden will be open and food truck will be on property for all your food needs. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and your dancing shoes!! LOCATION Event will take place on…

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SPECIAL EVENT: 9th Annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 5 AND UP If you love hummingbirds, butterflies, gardening and learning about nature, make plans to attend the ninth annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival! The highlight of this amazing event is the opportunity for small groups to get close to a ruby-throated hummingbird and learn about this tiny feathered friend during a banding demonstration by Mark Armstrong, a certified master bander. One lucky attendee from each group will release the newly banded bird back into the wild!…

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FREE Saturday Creature Feature

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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10:00 - 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Join us every Saturday at 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m. for a FREE Creature Feature. Stop by the Visitor's Center main courtyard  for a chat with our Animal Coordinator Mabre LaFollette about one of our Education Animals. Which one? You will have to come to find out. In cold or wet weather we meet inside the lobby of the Visitor Center.

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FREE Saturday Creature Feature

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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10:00 - 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Join us every Saturday at 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m. for a FREE Creature Feature. Stop by the Visitor's Center main courtyard  for a chat with our Animal Coordinator Mabre LaFollette about one of our Education Animals. Which one? You will have to come to find out. In cold or wet weather we meet inside the lobby of the Visitor Center.

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FAMILY Night Hike

August 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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$8.00 – $20.00

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 8 AND UP Summer is the perfect time of year to explore the natural world at night. Many animals are out and active, and we all get to avoid the heat of the day. Ijams Family Night Hikes are designed to get families out into nature during a time of day we rarely experience it. We will put our senses to the test, and search for all manner of nocturnal wildlife. We will even get a chance…

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September 2019

FREE Saturday Creature Feature

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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10:00 - 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Join us every Saturday at 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m. for a FREE Creature Feature. Stop by the Visitor's Center main courtyard  for a chat with our Animal Coordinator Mabre LaFollette about one of our Education Animals. Which one? You will have to come to find out. In cold or wet weather we meet inside the lobby of the Visitor Center.

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FREE Guided Trail Walk

September 7 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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ALL AGES On the first Saturday of each month Ijams offers a FREE guided trail walk. The walk leaves from the Visitor Center at 10:15 a.m. Each walk is guided by a naturalist who can answer your questions about what you are seeing, ongoing projects, future programs, and more. This is a perfect way to get to know more about Ijams Nature Center. Please bring weather appropriate clothing. Trails are dirt with some elevation changes and have low accessibility for…

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SPECIAL EVENT: 34th Annual Ijams Symphony in the Park

September 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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Get your tickets now for Ijams Nature Center's 34th annual Symphony in the Park presented by Clayton Homes! It’s the most magical night of the year! There’s nothing quite like being surrounded by amazing art and friends during a cocktail hour and then settling in to enjoy a delicious dinner on the Visitor Center lawn and listen to the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra while the sun sets. This year's event features guest musical artist Christina Horn and guest visual artist Matthew…

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FREE Saturday Creature Feature

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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10:00 - 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Join us every Saturday at 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m. for a FREE Creature Feature. Stop by the Visitor's Center main courtyard  for a chat with our Animal Coordinator Mabre LaFollette about one of our Education Animals. Which one? You will have to come to find out. In cold or wet weather we meet inside the lobby of the Visitor Center.

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