American Museum of Science & Energy, Oak Ridge

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  • Nice review of the creation & history of the Oakridge National labs, and their continuing contributions to our nations success. Reccomend the bus tour if you have an extra couple of hours  more »
  • We've been to Knoxville a few times over the last few years but we finally made it out to Oak Ridge to visit the American Museum of Science & Energy the last time we were out there. Oak Ridge was home...  more »
  • What a historically rich museum. Great artifacts..photos and back stories. The price is more then reasonable considering everything inside. The staff is very knowagable and friendly. If your into hist...  more »
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  • Great for adults, teens and kids. This place is enjoyment for all members of the family. It's all about learning science and how energy works. There is no shortage of interactive displays. Which show and let you actually experience things about energy and science. There are also movies and an auditorium with a great presentation. If you have not been here, you want to go and take the entire family. It's very inexpensive and offers tons more than the price of admission.
  • DON'T MISS IT! We'd toured the museum previously on another trip through the area. This time we came intentionally to take in the center more thoughtfully, and to participate in the bus tour. Oh my gosh -- what a fabulous glimpse into another time. The volunteers who lead the tour were amazing. One was a retired college history professor, another a chemist. They really made the history of Oak Ridge come alive, and the knowledge they imparted was invaluable to appreciating the area's place in US and world history. Our 11 year old grandson (a history buff) enjoyed the visit as much as we did, and he learned so much. Recently, i watched a NOVA special on WWII and the bomb that ended it. Thanks to my visit to Oak Ridge, i heard and understood nuances I'd have missed otherwise. A must do experience for any student of WWII, the America of the late 40s, and of nuclear energy.
  • Part of the Manhattan Project NHP. Because you can only visit one site from a distance because of the radioactivity still in the ground, and the other two sites being off limits except for tours, this is the place to go. The first floor is set up with interactive displays. The museum is extensive and the staff are highly knowledgeable. We got a history lesson right when we walked in, pretty much a rundown of the entire history. There were a lot of displays and a few artifacts, but the place is loaded with information. Well worth the trip and the fee is low. And you don't just learn about the Manhattan Project, the other half of the museum is dedicated to energy and electricity and how it all works. Great for children and adults alike.
  • This is a great museum, it has three parts. One section covers the current activities of the Oak Ridge national laboratory. The second covers the wartime use of the facility. Last but not least is an exhibit about science and technology with a focus on energy. The energy section is a little outdated and some exhibits are are broken, but it covers the basics pretty well. My wife and I spent several hours there but children wouldn't appreciate the wartime history as much, but would enjoy the science and energy section.
  • Great and interesting museum! I love this place and all the exhibits are great. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Take a chance to head out there and check these guys out!

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