American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge

4.4
Science Museum · History Museum
Create an itinerary including American Museum of Science and Energy
The American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) is a science museum in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, designed to teach children and adults about energy, especially nuclear power, and to document the role Oak Ridge played in the Manhattan Project. The museum opened as the American Museum of Atomic Energy in 1949 in an old World War II cafeteria on Jefferson Circle. It moved to its second facility in 1975 and was renamed AMSE in 1978. As of June 2019, the museum is located in the shopping mall across the street from the old location.
Add American Museum of Science and Energy and other attractions to your Oak Ridge trip itinerary using our Oak Ridge trip planner.
Source
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including American Museum of Science and Energy

American Museum of Science and Energy reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
499 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Outstanding place to learn about the history behind the Manhattan Project and what advances have been made in the area of Energy, medicine and technology after the war. Take the time to go into the.....  more
    Outstanding place to learn about the history behind the Manhattan Project and what advances have been made in the area of Energy, medicine and technology after the war. Take the time to go into the.....  more »
  • The AMSE in downtown Oak Ridge has many interesting displays, both about general science and atomic energy, especially in their connection to Oak Ridge's particular historical role in the field... 
    The AMSE in downtown Oak Ridge has many interesting displays, both about general science and atomic energy, especially in their connection to Oak Ridge's particular historical role in the field...  more »
  • The museum starts in a mostly empty mall. It's well laid out, but talks mostly about the present. DO go to the K25 museum that's free but on the opposite side of town. That's where the history... 
    The museum starts in a mostly empty mall. It's well laid out, but talks mostly about the present. DO go to the K25 museum that's free but on the opposite side of town. That's where the history...  more »
Google
  • Love it. Ticket is $5 (children and students) which is so cheap for what they have to offer. Make sure to watch the documentary film about the Manhattan project (45 mins). The film has made a great impact on my child. She wants to be a scientist now...to contribute to save/change the world. It's an amazing visit. The museum is clean, well maintained with friendly staff and volunteers. It takes about at least 2-3 hours for a thorough visit (allow kids to play with some interactive games, and solve brain puzzles)
  • What a neat place. We went at 5:00 in the afternoon and there were no crowds. It was very interesting, but a lot to absorb. The history of Oak Ridge is fascinating. As far as its history going forward, was surprised to learn how much Oak Ridge is doing to research and develop renewable energy.
  • My daughter and I really enjoyed the museum. Great price and friendly, knowledgeable staff. I would recommend planning to stay at least 2-3 hours. There’s a lot to read, watch, learn, create, and shop for!
  • It would have been better if there weren't such huge crowds of kids on field trips. With so many people in there my own kids couldn't participate in any of the activities. There was some pretty cool things like the Jeep and bomb. It's mostly stuff for adults to read through.
  • They've really condensed the exhibits at the new location. I spent a couple hours and didn't get to see everything last year at their old location. I made it through in a little over an hour and saw everything at this new location. I really hope they're expanding it.

Plan your trip to Oak Ridge

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.

Trips in American Museum of Science and Energy by other users

See all trips