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American Museum of Science and Energy

300 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830 USA

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“Where science and history come alive”

The museum opened in 1949 in an old wartime cafeteria. It was originally named the American Museum of Atomic Energy. Its guided tours took visitors through the peaceful uses of atomic energy. The present facility, opened in 1975, continues to provide the general public with energy information. The name of the museum was changed to the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) in 1978.

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Reviewed by
dbroward

  • 6 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
December 29, 2018

Now in its third location, it's ignomiously consigned to a stripmall and even then may not survive further budget cuts. Although the exhibits are meant to be tactile (for a more youthful appeal?) and instructive on the applications of nuclear science, the actual historical materials related to the Oak Park of WWII are meager -- which is a shame, since something utterly world-changing occurred there.

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robbins.kristen

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May 28, 2018
Rated 5.0

This is a very interesting museum with lots of science fun and history about at the Manhattan project and the secret city. Great for all ages!

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DanielleBehar

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  • 43 Reviews
  • 47 Helpful
July 29, 2015
Rated 4.0

This is an older museum with a very interesting subject, The Manhattan Project! I did not know that there was a secret base in Tennessee.

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American Museum of Science and Energy

300 S Tulane Ave
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
37830 USA

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  • Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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