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Permanent Exhibits

The Story of Oak Ridge: This panorama of historical photographs, documents and artifacts explains the Manhattan Project and the construction of Oak Ridge, TN. A 20-minute video presentation extends the explanations.

Exploration Station: This popular area offers self-directed activities which explore light and color, sound, problem-solving, static electricity, robotics, vision and more.

Y-12 and National Defense: Models of weapons, protective clothing and tools along with video and hands-on activities demonstrate processes, safety features and careers at the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge.

Earth’s Energy Resources: Maps, tools, models and audiovisual materials are used in the exhibits to explore the variety of energy sources, such as coal, oil, geothermal, hydropower and natural gas, found on Earth.

World of the Atom: A cross section model of a nuclear reactor and a simulated underground nuclear waste storage area highlight this area that also covers pioneering atomic scientists, natural radiation, fusion, and nuclear energy in space.

Temporary Exhibits

Past Exhibits

  • AMSE host Nikon Small World’s 40th anniversary competition winning photographs
    AMSE host Nikon Small World’s 40th anniversary competition winning photographs
    June 12 – September 13, 2015 On June 12, The American Museum of Science & Energy will open Nikon Small World, a traveling exhibit showcasing 20 award winning photomicrographs from the 40th annual Nikon Small...
  • Nikon Small World
    Nikon Small World
    June 13 – September 14, 2014 Glimpse into a remarkable world that most have never seen. It is a window into the universe that can only be seen through the lens of a microscope, when...
  • Ed Westcott Images
    Ed Westcott Images
    November 9 – January 26, 2014 Ed Westcott Images is dedicated to the Oak Ridge Manhattan Project’s official photographer, James Edward Westcott. Ed’s eye for exceptional photography produced an enduring body of work and one...
  • Remembrance Quilt
    Remembrance Quilt
      October 1 – November 4, 2013 emailprint...
  • The Science Maze
    The Science Maze
    September 14 – January 12, 2014 Get lost and discover interesting tidbits of science fields from astronomy to zoology, when The Science Maze opens September 14 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in...




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American Museum of Science & Energy


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