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American Museum of Science & Energy

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Address: 300 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone Number: +1 865-576-3200
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Now I Know The History of Atomic Energy

We'd been driving by Oak Ridge every year on way to family Thanksgiving gathering and this year we stopped to visit. The museum gave a good overview of the development of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 December 2015
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Falls Church, Virginia
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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

We'd been driving by Oak Ridge every year on way to family Thanksgiving gathering and this year we stopped to visit. The museum gave a good overview of the development of the Atomic bomb program, and to us more important, the development of the City of Oak Ridge from the wilderness that preceded it. The logistical and sociological hurdles that... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

We went specifically for the story of Oak Ridge during the the development of the atomic bomb. While there is an extensive area for this subject, and an actual child resident from the war era on duty to share personal experiences, there are many other technology subjects covered at the museum. Expect to do a number of visits because the... More 

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georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Having read the book The Girls of Atomic City we felt a visit to this museum would be interesting. This museum tells the story of how Oak Ridge was developed and the people who worked there during World War 2. Another area has exhibits and videos with information about energy sources...coal, gas and oil. There are areas with hands on... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

I visited the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. I have been by it many tomes in the past, but finally got to go in. The museum chronicles the events at the Oak Ridge National Labs during WWII. It also explores electrical power generation from coal, oil and nuclear energy. Much of the second floor is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Very informative about the 'secret city' and the war. There was a volunteer there (unfortunately we don't know his name) that stopped to talk with us for about 1/2 hour...he was very pleasant to talk to. All the staff were friendly and helpful.

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Denver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Excellent displays on the history of Oak Ridge. Great demonstrations of mant scientific principles. Fun and educational foe adults and kids alike. Nice gift store.

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Columbus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

An educational visit to understand the remarkable World War II top-secret "Manhattan Project" . This was the birth of the Atomic Bomb. It started with Albert Einstein's letter to President Roosevelt, summer of 1939. The story of a nation united in a common cause for the defense of democracy, overcoming extraordinary obstacles. The US was able to combine the forces... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place to visit if you or your family likes science or the history of the Manhattan Project. Plenty of things to peak your interest for 1-2 hours. Lots of things to look at and read. If you go don't miss the funnel at the entrance. Have someone else stand at the other funnel while you stay... More 

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Wiggins, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

I did not get to fully enjoy everything. My son got sick and we had to leave, he ended up hospitalized. But there is so much information and neat stuff to see. We left during the show, but we did get to see quite a bit before we left. We will be going back. Very well worth taking the kids.... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

My family and I went to AMSE for our homeschool field trip today. Each of our children (age 4 to 10) enjoyed themselves greatly. The hands on activities were fun and brain stimulating. Despite being a small group, the gentleman who runs the program in their theater conducted a small show just for us! This is definitely a fun and... More 

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