Nov. 1 – 4 “Cold War Patriots Remembrance Quilt” display to honor the nuclear workers and their contribution to America’s safety. This one-of-a-kind Remembrance Quilt of 1,250 commemorative hand-written quilt squares forms an American Flag that measures 17 feet x 11 feet. Public invited to view. AMSE Lobby.
Nov. 1 – Jan. 12 “Oak Ridge in Art” featuring framed prints and oils of historic structures, lifestyle and nature by Oak Ridge artists, including Nick Fielder, Helen Guymon, Fred Heddleson, Pat McWilliams Hopkins, Nancy Smith, Irvin Grossman, and Helen Bayless. AMSE Lobby.
Nov. 1 – Jan. 15 “The Science Maze” where visitors get lost in science facts as they discover interesting tidbits of science fields from astronomy to zoology. AMSE Second Level.
Nov. 3 “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
Nov. 8 “Homeschool Friday Program” entitled “Magnetism” for grades K-2 is one hour from 10:30 to 11:30 am, while “Electricity” is for grades 3 – 6and is a two hour class from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Both classes are at AMSE. Students in grades K-2 do activities that teach concepts relating to magnetism. Students in grades 3-6 do activities that teach concepts relating to static electricity and direct current. Registration information, cost and forms are available online at www.amse.org or pick-up flyer at AMSE. Cost for grades K-2 program is $7 non-member and $5 AMSE member, while cost for grades 3-6 program is $12 for non-member and $9 for AMSE member. Registration Deadline for this Homeschool Friday Program is Nov. 1.
Nov. 8 “AMSE Discovery Shop Discount Day” scheduled for one day only, shoppers receive 20% off regular priced merchandise in the Discovery Shop from 10:30 am to 4:45 pm.
Nov. 9 – Jan. 26 “Ed Westcott Images” which provide a look at the 1940’s history of Oak Ridge as captured through the photographic lens of Ed Westcott, the official U. S. Army Manhattan Project photographer. This exhibition is sponsored by the Y-12 National Security Complex. AMSE Lobby.
Nov. 22 “Homeschool Friday Program” entitled “You Are What You Eat” for grades K-2 is one hour from 10:30 to 11:30 am, while grades 3 – 6 is a two hour class from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Both classes are at AMSE. Students in grades K-2 and in grades 3- 6 will learn about the digestive system with a 26-foot long intestine! The Food and Exercise Pyramid, vitamins and minerals, and other nutrients will be discussed. Students will see how much fat and sugar is contained in many foods. Good food choices will be discussed and students will get to make their own choices with artificial foods. Registration information, cost and forms are available online at www.amse.org or pick-up flyer at AMSE. Cost for grades K-2 program is $7 non-member and $5 AMSE member, while cost for grades 3-6 program is $12 non-member and $9 AMSE member. Registration Deadline for this Homeschool Friday Program is Nov. 8.
Nov. 28 “AMSE CLOSED for Thanksgiving holiday.” AMSE will reopen on Friday, Nov. 29 on regular schedule from 9 am – 5 pm.
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 – 5 pm. AMSE admission is Adults $5, Seniors (65+) $4, Students (6-17) $3 and Children (5 and under) no charge. AMSE members are free. Groups rates are available for 20 or more with advance reservations. AMSE memberships, good for 12 months from purchase date, are Family $40, Grandparent $35, Individual $25 and Family & Friends $75. AMSE memberships provide 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, camps and birthday parties. For more information on AMSE memberships, exhibits, programs and events, go online 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
October 23, 2013