American Museum of Science and Energy

Historical, Family Friendly located in Oak Ridge,TN

AMSE's 300 S. Tulane location will close on July 29, 2018 to facilitate the museum's relocation to Main Street Oak Ridge.  The closure is required in order to safely transfer the necessary equipment and inventory from the museum's current location to the new one.

AMSE will reopen in Fall 2018 at its new location.  The exact date will be released shortly.  In the meantime, US Department of Energy Bus tours will continue to operate and will leave from the New Hope Center (602 Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge) starting July 30, 2018.

Tour information and online reservations can be found at DOE Public Bus Tours.  As new information is released this site will be updated.  Please contact AMSE at  (865) 576-3200 with questions. 

Learn how 75,000 people kept a secret during WWII. Explore the Frontier of Appalachia to the Frontier of the Nuclear Age as you learn about Oak Ridge’s leading-edge technology that continues to earn the U.S. the title of “Super Power. "The Museum’s permanent exhibits include The Story of Oak Ridge (a panorama of historical photographs, documents and artifacts that tell the story of the Manhattan Project and the construction of Oak Ridge), the Exploration Station (an exhibit of self-directed activities which explore light and color, sound, problem-solving, static electricity, robotics, vision and more), the Y-12 and National Defense exhibit (models of weapons, protective clothing and tools used at the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge), Earth’s Energy Resources (maps, tools, models and audiovisual materials that showcase the variety of energy sources), and the World of the Atomexhibit (a cross section model of a nuclear reactor and a simulated underground nuclear waste storage area along with displays featuring pioneering atomic scientists, natural radiation, fusion, and nuclear energy in space).

Be sure to check out AMSE's Discovery Shop for unique energy and history books, kits, gifts, posters and apparel.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

-Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day



300 South Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830


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