add to itinerary American Museum of Science and Energy
Learn how 75,000 people kept a secret during WWII. Explore the Frontier of Appalachia to the Frontier of the Nuclear Age as you learn about Oak Ridge’s leading-edge technology that continues to earn the U.S. the title of “Super Power. "The Museum’s permanent exhibits include The Story of Oak Ridge (a panorama of historical photographs, documents and artifacts that tell the story of the Manhattan Project and the construction of Oak Ridge), the Exploration Station (an exhibit of self-directed activities which explore light and color, sound, problem-solving, static electricity, robotics, vision and more), the Y-12 and National Defense exhibit (models of weapons, protective clothing and tools used at the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge), Earth’s Energy Resources (maps, tools, models and audiovisual materials that showcase the variety of energy sources), and the World of the Atomexhibit (a cross section model of a nuclear reactor and a simulated underground nuclear waste storage area along with displays featuring pioneering atomic scientists, natural radiation, fusion, and nuclear energy in space).
Be sure to check out AMSE's Discovery Shop for unique energy and history books, kits, gifts, posters and apparel. The Discovery Shop hours are Monday - Saturday 10:30am-4:45pm Sunday 1:00-4:45pm
AMSE also have temporary exhibits and is a great destination for group trips for all ages. Be sure to check out their programs for groups.
AMSE also rents space for meeting, banquets, and other special events.