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JUNE AMSE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

AMSE-blue-websiteJune 1 – July 28  “Japan 1945: Images By U.S. Marine Photographer Joe O’Donnell” Is a traveling exhibition organized by the Tennessee State Museum that showcases 22 of the most compelling images to document the aftermath of U.S. bombing raids on the Japanese cities struck by the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Artifacts and explanatory panels complete the exhibition.  Books are available about this exhibit in the Museum’s Discovery Shop.  AMSE Lobby.

June 1 – Sept. 2  Blue Star Museum admission program to AMSE begins Memorial Day, May 30, 2013 through Labor Day, September 2, 2013.  Free AMSE Admission  available to active-duty military ID holder and five immediate family members. Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. Must show active duty military ID for free admission.

June 3 – August 30  “Department of Energy Facilities Public Bus Tour” with guide commentary for U.S. citizens (10 years and up) with photo identification. This Public Bus Tour, which highlights the history of Oak Ridge and the history of science and technology at Y-12, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and K-25 Site, is offered Monday – Friday, once a day, except government holidays July 4 & 5.  Bus Tour registration begins at 9 am, when AMSE opens.  AMSE admission includes the DOE Facilities Public Bus Tour, when visitors complete the Registration Sheet upon entering AMSE.  Bus Tour begins loading at 11:45 am, bus departs at 12 noon and returns to AMSE at 3 pm. Seating is limited. Some restrictions apply.  Off-the-bus stops include the Y-12 New Hope Center; Bethel Valley Church and Graphite Reactor, both at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the K-25 Overlook.  Tour also includes a drive by of the Spallation Neutron Source facility at ORNL.

June 14 – September 15  “Nikon Small World” a traveling exhibition featuring 20 award winning photomicrographs of various science subjects on the nanoscale.   See the unseen.  AMSE Second Level

AMSE ACTIVITIES DURING SECRET CITY FESTIVAL

June 21 – 22  ” AMSE $1.00 Admission Days” during the Secret City Festival.  All ages pay $1.00 per person.  View “Oak Ridge: World War II Secret City” permanent exhibition and AMSE’s 1940’s Flattop House with original period furnishings, plus special exhibitions, live demonstrations and historic films, on two levels at AMSE.

June 21  “DOE Facilities Public Bus Tour” with guide commentary for U.S. citizens (10 years and up) with photo ID. This tour highlights the history of Oak Ridge and the history of science and technology at Y-12, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the K-25 Site.  bus tour registration begins at 9 am when AMSE opens.  AMSE admission includes the DOE Facilities Public Bus tour, when visitors complete the Registration Sheet at the Admissions Desk.  Bus Tour begins loading at 11:45 am, departs at 12 noon and returns at 3 pm.  Seating limited.  Some restrictions apply.  Off-the-bus stops include Y-12 New Hope Center; Bethel Valley Church and the Graphite Reactor, both at ORNL and the K-25 Overlook.  Tour includes a drive by of the Spallation Neutron Source facility at ORNL.

June 21  “Graphite Reactor Bus Tour from AMSE” with guide commentary offers two departures during the Secret City Festival.  Participants must be a U.S. citizen at least 10 years and up.  Must have photo ID. Must pre-register at the table near entrance to AMSE.  Bus Tour departs AMSE at 10 am and 3:30 pm.  Allow 90 minutes from AMSE bus departure and return.  There is no charge for this tour.  Seating is limited and some restrictions apply.

June 22  “Secret City Cruise-In”  sponsored by the Clinton Region AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) with Public Viewing of cars from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm in the American Museum of Science and Energy lower parking lot and grounds.

June 22  “Graphite Reactor Bus Tour from AMSE” with guide commentary offers four departures during the Secret City Festival.  Participants must be U.S. citizen and at least 10 years and up. Must have photo ID.  Must pre-register at the table near entrance to AMSE.    Bus Tour departs AMSE at 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm.and 4 pm.  Allow 90 minutes from AMSE bus departure and return.  There is no charge for this tour.  Seating is limited and some restrictions apply.

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 1 – 5 pm. AMSE admission is Adults $5, Seniors (65+) $4, Students (6 – 17) $3 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 are Family $40, Grandparents $35, Individual $25, Family & Friends $75.  AMSE members receive unlimited museum visits and free admission to 250 museums that participate in the ASTC Passport Program.  AMSE members get discounts on Discovery Shop merchandise, discounts on summer camps, programs, classes and birthday parties.  For more information on AMSE memberships, exhibits, programs and events, go online to www.amse.org or to schedule a field trip call AMSE at (865) 576-3200.

Contact:  Lissa Clarke
Public Information Officer
American Museum of Science and Energy
Tel. (865) 576-3218
May 23, 2013

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