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AMSE-blue-websiteDec. 1 “Penny4Arts Performances for Knox Co. Students and their Families” on 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 years 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 

Dec. 3 – Jan. 5 “AMSE Celebrates the Holiday Season” with festive lobby decorations provided by the Oak Ridge Garden Club, a 31 year tradition, to provide a cheerful welcome to AMSE visitors during December. The Oak Ridge Garden Club continues to add original designs of ornaments and arrangements made from natural materials available from their gardens for the museum decor. AMSE Lobby

Dec. 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 Hoskins, Nancy Smith, Irvin Grossman and Helen Bayless. AMSE Lobby

Dec. 1 – Jan. 26 “Ed Westcott Images” exhibit, sponsored by the Y-12 National Security Complex, provides 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. AMSE Lobby.

Dec. 1 – Jan. 15 “The Science Maze” where visitors get lost in science facts as they discover interesting science tidbits from astronomy to zoology. AMSE Second Level

Dec. 6 “AMSE Discovery Shop 20% Discount Day.” For one day only, shoppers can receive 20% discount on regular priced merchandise. The Discovery Shop has unique science, energy and history books, kits, puzzles, games, apparel, ornaments and stocking stuffers. The Discovery Shop is open Monday – Saturday from 10:30 and – 4:45 pm and on Sunday from 1:00 – 4:45 pm.

Dec. 6 “AMSE Homeschool Friday Program” Flight and Hovercraft for K-2 and grades 3 – 6. Students make and experiment with a different kind of simple paper airplane, make their own simple model hovercraft and witness an air-jet rocket demonstration. Students also learn why real airplanes fly and observe other tricks with moving air. Cost for the one-hour program at 10:30 am for K-2 is $7.00 non-member and $5.00 AMSE member, while cost for two-hour program at 12:30 pm for grades 3 – 6 is $12.00 for non-members and $9.00 for members. Registration forms are at or get at AMSE.

Dec. 24 & 25 AMSE CLOSED for Christmas Holidays. AMSE reopens on Dec. 26 on normal schedule 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Jan. 1 AMSE CLOSED for New Year’s Day. AMSE reopens on Jan. 2 on normal schedule 9:00 am – 5:00 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 – 5 pm and Sunday from 1 – 5 pm. Admission is Adults $5, Seniors (65+) $4, Students (6 – 17) $3 and Children (5 and under) no charge. AMSE members are free. Group rates are available for 20 or more with advance reservations. AMSE memberships, good for 12 months from date of purchase, are Family $40, Grandparents $35, Individual $25 and Family & Friends $75. AMSE memberships are good from unlimited AMSE visits and free admission to 250 museums that participate in the ASTC Passport Program. AMSE members receive discounts on Discovery Shop merchandise, discounts on classes, programs, camps and birthday parties. For more information on AMSE memberships, exhibits, programs and events, visit 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
November 20, 2013



300 S Tulane,
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 576-3200


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

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