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Past Exhibits

Zoom Into Nano

January 19 – May 12, 2013 Zoom Into Nano is a hands-on, interactive museum exhibition that focuses on how scientists see and make things that are too small to see. Nanoscale science and engineering is the process through which materials are manipulated on the molecular scale to

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Doomtown: The Atomic Art of Doug Waterfield

October 12, 2012 – January 20, 2013 An exploration of atomic testing phenomena and subsequent 1950′s atomic culture is captured in “DOOMTOWN,” the original paintings of atomic art by Doug Waterfield in his exhibition opening October 12 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak

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Be the Dinosaur

September 28, 2012 – January 6, 2013 Travel back in time when dinosaurs roamed the earth and see the world they knew and “Be the Dinosaur”! Discover the science of dinosaurs and their ecosystems as you walk in their footsteps, hunt, eat, hide and survive and “Be

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Cuban Missile Crisis: When the Cold War Got Hot

June 8, 2012 – September 3, 2012 For 14 days in October 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world came to a thermonuclear war and this historic event is detailed in a photographic timeline, Fallout Shelter and the Cold War Home dioramas with artifacts

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Nikon Small World

June 8, 2012 – September 16, 2012 See the unseen as science related subjects are revealed through 20 award winning photomicrographs in the 2011 Nikon Small World exhibition opening on June 8 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge. Celebrating its 37th year, Nikon Small World

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General Groves and the Manhattan Project

June 1, 2012 – January 13, 2013 We know that when man is willing to make the effort, he is capable of accomplishing virtually anything. General Leslie R. Groves was a Army Corps of Engineer officer who oversaw the construction of the Pentagon and directed the Manhattan

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