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January AMSE Calendar of Events

AMSE-blue-websiteJan. 1 AMSE CLOSED for New Year’s Day. AMSE reopens on Jan. 2 on normal schedule 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Jan. 5 “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

Jan. 2 – 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

Jan. 2 – 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

Jan. 2 – 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.

Jan. 2 – 15 “The Science Maze” where visitors get lost in science facts as they discover interesting science tidbits from astronomy to zoology. AMSE Second Level

Jan. 9 “Growing up Radioactive in Oak Ridge: My Adventures from 1951 – 1976”, a slide-illustrated lecture, presented by Nick Fielder. Program speaker provided by Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association. 7:00 pm in AMSE Auditorium. The public is encouraged to attend the free lecture and there is no museum admission charge for this event.

Jan. 10 “AMSE Homeschool Friday Program” What Weather for grades K-2 and grades 3 – 6. Students study cloud types, temperature, air pressure, wind speed and direction, rainfall, humidity and the meaning of highs, lows, and fronts. The relationship between health and weather is explored. Additionally, Grades 3-6 do a hurricane tracking activity. 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.

Jan. 24 “AMSE Homeschool Friday Program” Spaced Out for grades K-2 and grades 3 – 6. Students discover how the earth, sun and moon cause day and night, years, tides and eclipses. Prepare to be astounded by the relative sizes and distances of our planets! 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.

Mar. 8 “East Tennessee Model Bridge Building Contest” for 7th – 12 grade students and sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers, American Museum of Science and Energy, and the AMSE Foundation.

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
December 19, 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.