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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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Fascinating for history and science buffs!

Lots of great displays and information outlining the local area's history during WWII. Information... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chaska, Minnesota
Loads of fun

Took my 6 year old grandson and he loved it. Didn't want to leave!! If we lived closer we'd have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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300 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6726
+1 865-576-3200
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of great displays and information outlining the local area's history during WWII. Information on the science of it all and hands-on kids' areas. A little older with some maintenance needed in some areas, but overall great and we would return.

Thank Profteacher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my 6 year old grandson and he loved it. Didn't want to leave!! If we lived closer we'd have season passes. Good variety of things to do and learn. Highly recommend it.

Thank MelanieJanan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made reservations for 15 yo take the bus trip to the different facilities the are closed to public. Great 3 hour trip with very informative guide. Absolutely famtastic

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little bit dated, but very solid in an "old school" way. We went with 3 generations of the family and we all had an enjoyable & educational time!

Thank Afamilyonthebeach
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Oak Ridge for work and had a few extra hours before my flight and found this museum. I'm so glad I did, it was great. The overall facility was pretty small butt there is tons of information there. If you have only...More

Thank Dan O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Manhattan Project National Park is split up into three separate parks, and this is one of them. If you have a Passport to National Parks, you will get not only the date stamp, but also a stamp 1/3 of an entire picture. To complete...More

Thank Eleni B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to Los Alamos twice, we knew that we wanted to stop in Oak Ridge to see how the city contributed to the Manhattan Project. It's probably not fair to compare it to the museum in Los Alamos, which is modern and very high...More

Thank Stefanie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The information contained here about Oak Ridge being one of the 3 main areas for the Manhatten project is truly amazing. How they built a whole town to help with the enriching of Uranium. The museum has wonderful facts and history. Spend about 3 -...More

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum will be moving soon to a new location. The information on how Oakridge was selected and the building of the secret city was well presented. They did have things for children to do. It will be a better place when they move and...More

Thank Eby5
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I never knew this place existed! This museum tells the story of a secret city built for the purpose of processing uranium to make the first atomic bombs! I also bought a book The Girls Of Atomic City that richly tells the story of the...More

Thank Nancy H
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Lincoln M
Is there parking for RV's and trailers?
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 .
Is there an admission fee?
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
My son is 16, is this museum geared more toward younger kids? He's really into science, engineering and technology but we don't want him to be bored.
19 January 2016|
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Response from RPD58 | 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