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Exhibits

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

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Oak Ridge in Art
    Oak Ridge in Art
    September 1 – January 5, 2014 Works of art by seven Oak Ridge artists depict historical structures, lifestyle and nature through framed prints and oil on canvas featured in the “Oak Ridge in Art” exhibition...

Past Exhibits

  • Remembrance Quilt
    Remembrance Quilt
      October 1 – November 4, 2013 emailprint...
  • Nikon Small World
    Nikon Small World
      June 14 – September 15, 2013 See the unseen as science related subjects are revealed through 20 award winning photomicrographs in the 2012 Nikon Small World exhibition on exhibit June 14 – September 15, 2013. Celebrating...
  • Japan 1945: Images of U.S. Marine Photographer Joe O'Donnell
    Japan 1945: Images of U.S. Marine Photographer Joe O’Donnell
      February 1 – July 28, 2013 An exhibition of images taken by the late Nashville photographer Joe O’Donnell in 1945 post-war Japan.  The exhibit showcases 22 of the most compelling images O’Donnell took while...
  • Zoom Into Nano
    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...
  • Doomtown: The Atomic Art of Doug Waterfield
    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...

 

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Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 576-3200
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American Museum of Science & Energy

Hours

Monday-Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 - 5 pm

AMSE is open daily except, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, & Christmas.
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