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American Museum of Science & Energy

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Address: 300 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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+1 865-576-3200
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
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Excellent explanation of Oak Ridge

Have been here several times when I was a kid growing up on field trips and with the family on the weekends. More recently I introduced my wife to the museum, who is not from... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Have been here several times when I was a kid growing up on field trips and with the family on the weekends. More recently I introduced my wife to the museum, who is not from the area. We were both blown away and fascinated with the exhibit about the city during WWII. Such an amazing and vital part of history... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

As we planned our schedule too late to reserve tickets for the bus tour in advance, my wife and I arrived before the museum opened at 9 am to reserve our tickets. And it was a good thing, because the bus was almost full when we departed at 11:30 am. Before then, we had a couple of hours to look... More 

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Reviewed 4 May 2016

This excellent museum is a historical and cultural experience of the “secret” area of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Secret because it was part of the Manhattan Project which produced the atomic bomb. There are many hands-on exhibits for students and children and adults alike, and it is a Smithsonian affiliate museum. The museum is related to the newly created Manhattan Project... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

My wife, children, and I really enjoyed this museum. The puzzles were cool. The history of Oak Ridge, and its role in World War II is very interesting.

Thank Reggie S
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Science museums are fun to visit but there isn't much here. Lots of exhibits are just reading placards or videos. Not much interactive stuff. Also, doesn't look like it has been updated since the 70's. Plus side is that it is cheap.

Thank Djpotatohead
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

This museum is a combination of fascinating facts and Amazing real science. It has the story of Oak Ridge and science generally. An inquisitive child of all ages could spend the day here. they have great demos too and a bookstore with videos and science toys to make. Great for school trips

Thank Drbill L
Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Very nice museum with two floors of exhibits detailing the lives and work of the thousands of people who came together in this created city to work for the war effort. Excellent displays on the women workers of this time period as well. This site recently became a national park service location.

Thank rebecca d
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

This place was filled with so much information, video, hands on. So much local history, I had no idea. Very good and educational. Most appropriate for ages 8-18

Thank Shilah B
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

When we were looking to relocate, we stumbled on this treasure. It was informative in educating us on the history of the area we were relocating to. Additionally, the opportunity to meet such lovely and gracious staffers assured us we were moving to caring area.

Thank soundtrvl
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

For a minimum cost you and your family can tour AMSE. The exhibits change frequently so that a return visit is like a new, fresh visit! Kids can't get enough of this museum and all it has to offer. It details the timeline of the atomic bomb so that anyone can understand how Oak Ridge was chosen to be the... More 

Thank Rhonda A

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