American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge

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#3 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Tennessee
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  • Manhattan Project history part was great and affordable. If we had the time, would do the bus tour. Great pics and enough technical detail to provide context.  more »
  • Do not miss out on learning how America won the war! DO make reservations for the bus tour! You can see buildings, reactors, areas where " Little Boy" was made. Many hands on exhibits in the science p...  more »
  • I loved the story the museum told about the town itself and how the residents lived. (I was the only person touring the original "flat top" house.) My husband enjoyed the science side. The docents sou...  more »
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  • Very interesting for history & science-minded people. May be a bit over the heads of some, especially younger children. Great place to learn the history of Oak Ridge's contribution to the nuclear age. Needs to be updated; has been allowed to fall into neglect for a few years, though the facility has wonderful potential. I understand that it will be moved to a vacant shopping center with smaller space by the end of this year, so it may be entering a new state of decline. That would be a terrible shame.
  • Great set up, explained their part in the arms race. Great staff, lots of self movies and displays. I had no idea how important this place was. They had factual information and actual pieces for us to lookat, at sit on, and play with. Plenty of space for picnics. Clean restrooms. Fun and games for all ages.
  • This place is an awesome place to learn about science but it's a fun way to do it. It has a gift shop with very interesting stuff. There's thing there that are very challenging. The people they're are nice.
  • Great museum with enticing activities for kids. Easy to navigate and with exhibits that are informative and thought provoking. A must see if you are in the area.
  • Small museum showing its age but some interesting local history. Probably more fun for kids.

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