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American Museum of Science & Energy

300 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6726
+1 865-576-3200
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Great Museum

My entire family loved the museum. My two daughters, eleven and thirteen, were completely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Don P
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Montgomery, Alabama
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Just about average

I read the Women of Oak Ridge, and I was thoroughly enthused about a trip to Oak Ridge National Lab... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carl R
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Vonore, Tennessee
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  • Excellent58%
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300 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6726
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My entire family loved the museum. My two daughters, eleven and thirteen, were completely entertained the entire time we were there. They really enjoyed the hands on demonstration with the static electricity generator. This museum not only was a great source for scientific information, but...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read the Women of Oak Ridge, and I was thoroughly enthused about a trip to Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) to envision what I read in the book. Been to Hanford In Washington state and took a bus tour simlilar to the one at...More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 1 week ago

if you are in the Oak Ridge area, you should definitely stop in to this museum. There is plenty to see and do for all ages. There is a very interesting museum on how Oak Ridge was "created" during World War II to do the...More

1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to take your family to see how Oak Ridge got its start. A lot of history to learn about and see all the pictures.

Thank lkp81469
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the experiments were outdated and didn't work but the overall visit was interesting - we did a little seminar with static electricity and that was too cool!

Thank Tammy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in Oakridge Tn the AMSE is a gem loaded with information about the early development of atomic energy, the role of FDR/Leslie Groves and scores of others in the development of the Manhatten Project sites in Oakridge, Los Alamos and Hanford Wa. The...More

1  Thank CMDA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife grew up in Oak Ridge and we heard that the American Museum of Science and Energy will be moving at some point in the future so we wanted to take our kids before that happened. One of the volunteers there told us that...More

2  Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Department of Energy bus tour that leaves from the museum is terrific. The volunteer who was our guide had experience working with Oak Ridge National Lab. She was very knowledgeable about the local sites and about energy issues. She was very engaging and able...More

Thank Barbara N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family loves this place. My little brother is deeply interested in science while I have my degree in History. This is the perfect place for the two to combine. There is an entire interactive area that explains different laws of Science in a kid...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Remember to bring your National Park Passports so you can stamp them at this National Historic Site. Lots of very interesting exhibits and movies-- all for just $5 if you are under 65! The bus tour is very interesting -- included in the cost but...More

1  Thank cay2619
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Lincoln M
26 May 2017|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember if there we specific parking for them but there is a large parking lot and it was no anywhere near full .
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hyuall
31 August 2016|
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Response from freecell |
The admission fee includes the bus tour. Do try and take the once daily bus tour. It's so interesting. Check the website for tour dates. They take online reservations, but once 1/2 of the bus is filled online, they take... More
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ctrlweeks
19 January 2016|
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Response from RPD58 | Reviewed this property |
Agreed with all the posts. My son was 17 when we went - he loved it! Especially the bus tour. Note make reservations a few days before in case - but if you forget they seem to have seats for walk ins as well. A lot of... More
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