April 1 – May 1 “Registration Open for AMSE’s Science Explorer Camp” for rising 5th graders (must be 10 years old by June 1, 2014), 6th graders and 7th graders. Two one-week sessions are offered – June 9-13 and June 16-20 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm (Monday – Friday) at historic Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge. Campers will do field explorations and hands-on activities related to land and water habitats, life sciences, geology, weather, flight, forensic science and electricity. The week includes a tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and special presentations by ORNL researchers. Cost is $150 for AMSE members, and $175 for non-members. AMSE’s Science Explorer Camp is sponsored by the AMSE Foundation. Find more camp info and Camp Registration form online at http://amse.org/visitors/summer-camps/
April 1 – 20 “Atomic Energy” is a LIFE magazine exhibition prepared in 1948 in consultation with the United States Atomic Energy Commission. The vintage 24 photographic panel exhibition portrays the constructive uses of atomic energy and the need for international control. Artifacts displayed are the exhibit’s shipping crate, an exhibition pamphlet stamped American Museum of Atomic Energy and several books mentioned in the pamphlet. The exhibit was donated to AMSE in 2013 by the Samuel P. Hayes Research Library at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA. AMSE Lobby
April 6 Penny4Arts Performances at AMSE for Knox Co. students and their families. The first Sunday of each month, AMSE admission specifically for Knox County students (ages 5 – 15) is one penny each, when accompanied by a paying adults (18 and older) admission. Limit is 3 children per paying adult. Must have proof of Knox County residency (driver’s license) required for each adult accompanying the children. On Sunday AMSE is open from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and some restrictions apply. For more information www.penny4arts.com
April 11 Homeschool Friday Program “Fossils” for grades K-2 and grades 3-6. Students learn about fossils and historical geology, identifying fossils in limestone hand specimens and making a fossil mold. In addition to these activities, the 2-hour program includes wet sifting of fossil-laden clay from a local site. Cost for one-hour program at 10:30 am for K-2 is $7.00 non-member and $5.00 for AMSE member, while cost for two-hour program at 12:30 pm for grades 3-6 is $12.00 for non-members and $9.00 for AMSE member. Registration forms are at www.amse.org or get at AMSE.
April 25 Homeschool Friday Program “My Body & Me” for grades K-2 and grades 3-6. Students will learn about the different body systems and how to take care of them. Hands-on activities include a life-size intestine, X-ray photos, listening to body sounds using a stethoscope, and an anatomy puzzle. Cost for one-hour program at 10:30 am for K-2 is $7.00 non-member and $5.00 for AMSE member, while cost for two-hour program at 12:30 pm for grades 3-6 is $12.00 for non-member and $9.00 for AMSE member. Registration format at www.amse.org or get at AMSE.
NOTE: The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, is open Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday 1 – 5 pm. Admission is Adults $5.00, Seniors (65+) $4.00, Students (6 – 17) $3.00 and Children (5 and under) no charge. AMSE members are no charge. Group rates are available for 20 or more with advance reservations. AMSE memberships, good for 12 months from purchase date, are Family $40, Grandparents $35, Individual $25, and Family & Friends $75. AMSE members receive unlimited AMSE visits and free admission to 250 museums that participate in the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program. AMSE members get discounts on Discovery Shop merchandise, discounts on camps, classes, workshops and birthday parties. For more information on AMSE membership, exhibits, programs and events, go to www.amse.org To schedule a group visit, call AMSE at (865) 576-3200.
Contact: Lissa Clarke
Public Information Officer
American Museum of Science and Energy
Tel. (865) 576-3218
March 21, 2014