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American Museum of Science & Energy

Address: 300 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone Number: 865 576 3200
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Oak Ridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Cultural
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Type: Science Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife & I visited the American Museum of Science & Energy and we both found it to be terrific. There were many exhibits to be seen but we had only a half-day available in our travel schedule so had to choose what to see. I'm interested in science so I spent most of my time viewing the exhibits on... More 

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Clinton, NJ
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42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The information on Oak Ridge was very interesting. It was amazing how they transformed the area in a short period of time. Lots of reading, great old pictures to tell the story. The energy section was a good mix of visuals and words for the non scientist. Worth the drive if your'e in the area.

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Apex, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As a chemist, I am always looking for opportunities to expose my kids to more science (as they all groannnn....) We went out of our way to go to this museum and it was a great idea!! Although it is small, there are a lot of fun things to do here. Surprisingly, my kids (11-13) were interested in the exhibit... More 

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Round Rock, TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While this museum is a bit dated, it is nice to have a science museum that is appropriate for older children. The movie on the Manahattan project and the atom, live presentation were both very good.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Love this museum for both its history of the town and the interactive exhibits. I always learn something new when I go. Favorite activity is the Van de Graaf generator - it makes your hair stand on end. Great for fun photos.

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Clinton, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The price is amazing for a museum. If you're a history buff, this place is packed with information...too much for one day! There is an interactive section for kids. Great to do on a budget.

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Wichita, Kansas
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224 reviews 224 reviews
111 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

There are a few places that are for for adults, but this is a kids museum. The restored housing that the Oak Ridge workers used was great. The A-bomb room was very informative. Bits and pieces of the original equipment used at ORNL was history brought to life. but these highlights comprised less than 30% of the floor space. The... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Not only are there hands-on activities for the kids, but there is a lot of historical information about the area as well. Very interesting place. I wish my kids would have let me wander and read more!

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stony point,nc
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The museum is very interesting and everyone should go & learn the history on the country and about ( the secret city) and the people that worked there.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Everyone enjoyed their visit to AMSE. It was a great learning experience for the younger kids and the grownups had a great time too.

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