We are currently CLOSED due to Covid 19 restrictions.
We will reopen when Federal regulations allow.

The museum is still closed due to Covid protocols at the federal management level.


Available year round, our core exhibits explore scientific development in Oak Ridge, from the Manhattan Project to today.

Temporary Exhibits

AMSE is proud to host several rotating exhibits, so there is always something new to see on your next visit!

Apollo Redux: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Apollo Redux takes you back in time to the Mission Control of the Apollo-era missions to the Moon with equal consideration of Space exploration today and in the future.

This exhibit is presented by the Cosmosphere and funded through a NASA TEAM II Grant.

Art of Science

See how scientific research can be colorful and eye-catching in these images from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Ed Westcott’s “Secret City Revealed”​

Never-before-seen images from the Manhattan Project and early Oak Ridge taken by beloved photographer Westcott line the walls. 

Destination Moon

Using this poster exhibition, viewers will be able to look back at the Apollo missions, and hopefully envision the next generation of innovators, scientists, explorers and astronauts.

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission Poster Exhibition is based on a traveling exhibition of the same name, developed by the National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition is made possible by the support of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, Joe Clark, Bruce R. McCaw Family Foundation, the Charles and Lisa Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences, John and Susann Norton, and Gregory D. and Jennifer Walston Johnson.

Astrophotography & Art @ AMSE

Participants of Astrophotography & Art @ AMSE turned STEM into STEAM as they created digitally enhanced space images and then rendered them to canvas! The project was made possible by NASA‘s Universe of Learning and is exhibited in the Community Gallery.