The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge will host a benefit presentation this fall by William “Bill” Bass, author, renowned forensic anthropologist, and founder of the “Body Farm,” the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility at the University of Tennessee.
Bass will speak at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 28, at the Museum, discussing the science behind the novel “Bones of Betrayal,” set in Oak Ridge, and answering questions from the audience. Frank Murphy, host of the afternoon show on Classic Hits 93.1 WNOX, will serve as emcee at the event.
The novel by Jefferson Bass, a collaboration between Bass and co-author Jon Jefferson, is a murder mystery set in Oak Ridge featuring a forensic anthropologist searching for clues to the death of a prominent scientist, a press release said.
General admission tickets are $62 per person. VIP tickets to an earlier reception at 5:45 p.m. September 28, including a meet-and-greet with Bass, are $130 per person. Those tickets also include reserved seating, an event poster, and one drink ticket, the press release said. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. If paying by cash or check, tickets will be discounted to $125 for VIP and $60 for general admission.
Tickets can be purchased at www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org, by phone at (865) 482-1074, or at the Children’s Museum at 461 West Outer Drive in Oak Ridge.
The event will support the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, which features exhibits and activities offering fun and learning for families and children of all ages. Visitors may explore how children lived in historic Appalachia, wander through a rain forest (Rainforest Room), delight in a child-sized playhouse (Dollhouse Room), create a puppet play (Puppet Room), board a miniature tugboat (TVA Waterworks Exhibit), and much more, the press release said.
The Mars Rocket Room, Kids Go Green! Environmental Center and Garden, Kids in Action! Healthy Living exhibit, and Ed Westcott exhibit, featuring his historic Oak Ridge photographs, are among other attractions at the Museum.
The Children’s Museum is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.
This press release and photo were submitted by Kay Brookshire.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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