Feb. 1 – Mar. 1 Registration Continues for East Tennessee Model Bridge Building Contest for 7th – 12 grade students. Rules and Specifications for the model bridge are at www.amse.org Contest on March 8 is sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers, American Museum of Science and Energy, AMSE Foundation and Z11 Communications.
Feb. 2 Penny4Arts Performances 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, when accompanied by a paying adult (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 children (ages 5 – 15). On Sunday AMSE is open from 1:00 – 5:00 pm Some restrictions apply. For more information, go to www.penny4arts.com
Feb. 7 AMSE Homeschool Friday Program “Forces and Motion” for grades K-2 and grades 3 – 6. Students do hands-on activities investigating Newton’s three Laws of Motion, different forms of energy, friction and their applications to everyday life. Cost for the one-hour program at 10:30 am for K-2 is $7.00 for 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 members. Registration forms are at www.amse.org or get at AMSE.
Feb. 17 MEDIC Blood Drive from 9 am – 4 pm in the AMSE Lecture Room. There is no AMSE admission charge for those individuals donating blood.
Feb. 21 AMSE Homeschool Friday Program “Light and Sound” for grades K-2 and grades 3-6. Students explore reflections, shadows, and how light travels. Students observe a demonstration of a laser. Students investigate vibrations and explore how sound waves travel. Students observe a sound-level meter is demonstration. (The one hour program covers light but not sound.) Cost for the one-hour program at 10:30 am for grades K-2 is $7.00 for 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 members. Registration forms are at www.amse.org or get at AMSE.
Please Note: The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, is open Monday – Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm – 5 pm. Admission is Adults $5, Seniors (65+) $4, Students (6 – 17) $3 and Children (5 and under) no charge. AMSE members are free. Group rates are available for 20 or more with advance reservations. Annual 2014 memberships, good for 12 months from purchase date, are Family $40, Grandparents $35, Individuals $25 and Family & Friends $75. AMSE members receive unlimited AMSE visits and free admission to 250 museums that participate in the ASTC Passport Program. AMSE members also receive discounts on Discovery Shop merchandise, discounts on classes, workshops, programs, camps and birthday parties. For more information on museum memberships, 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
January 23, 2014