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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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Very interesting and great for kids too.

Great for everyone and all ages. I learned so much about both the area, the Manhattan project and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ruth A
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Brentwood, Tennessee, United States
via mobile
Ok, more history than science

This is a decent museum with a strong focus on the history of Oak Ridge and the Manhattan Project... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
dbaaronson
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Asheville
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  • Excellent61%
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“secret city” (70 reviews)
“atomic bomb” (49 reviews)
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300 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6726
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+1 865-576-3200
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"manhattan project"
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"secret city"
in 70 reviews
"atomic bomb"
in 49 reviews
"during wwii"
in 16 reviews
"bus tour"
in 25 reviews
"hair raising"
in 8 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 16 reviews
"all ages"
in 32 reviews
"cold war"
in 5 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 11 reviews
"static electricity"
in 15 reviews
"great place to learn"
in 6 reviews
"great for kids"
in 9 reviews
"children and adults"
in 5 reviews
"historical information"
in 5 reviews
"nuclear energy"
in 10 reviews
"national park"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great for everyone and all ages. I learned so much about both the area, the Manhattan project and all forms of energy. This museum has many hands on activities. I highly recommend a trip off the interstate to visit. The Mexican restaurant a little down...More

Thank Ruth A
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a decent museum with a strong focus on the history of Oak Ridge and the Manhattan Project. There is obviously some science mixed into that. Upstairs is an attempt at a more traditional science museum although it's a little bland and dated. To...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love both history and science, so this museum was outstanding for us. The Secret City exhibits relating to the creation of Oak Ridge and its role in the creation of the atomic bomb were fantastic. There were tons of artifacts and very good interpretive...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Could have spent all day, but my brain hurt trying to understand exactly how the plutonium is made and how the different nuclear bombs differ. Great museum for only $5. Lots of puzzles, quizes, videos, and boards to read. If you are in the area,...More

1  Thank Rob D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with my kids, ages 5, 8 & 17. Most exhibits were a little advanced for the 5 year old because his reading skills are only about a 1st grade level, but the 8yr old and 17yr old liked it. The 8yr old had...More

1  Thank Joseph E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading other’s reviews I must say indeed it is a must if you’re interested in history or an exhibit of the development of science as pertains to the nuclear bomb and how it came to happen. The diode we had Mr. Benny was very...More

1  Thank Susan D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is 3 hrs long and could have been cut down to a hr and a half. 90% of the information is over the average person. Spend your time in the Museum.

Thank Jill C
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

A good place to go for an activity indoors.when we arrived the was a group of younger children personally l think it's better for older choildren and Adults . The best part for me was looking around the war section and how oak ridge took...More

Thank Doreen S
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I've been going to this museum for well over 30 years & always have a good time. Now I take my own kids & they always enjoy themselves. On our recent visit my sons got to go on stage, along with several others to participate...More

Thank lowriderman
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This was by far the best experience we have had with the kids. The staff was excellent and took time to explain things to my 3 kids. AMSE is amazing for the fact that you are learning and having a blast. The interactive displays are...More

1  Thank Amanda F
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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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19 January 2016|
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Response from YourNJREGuy | 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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