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AMSE-blue-websiteMay 1 – 31 Registration Open for AMSE Science Explorer Camp for rising 5th graders (must be 10 years old by June 1, 2014) 6th graders and 7th graders. Two identical one-week sessions are offered June 9 – 13 and June 16 – 20 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm (Monday – Friday) at historic Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge. Campers will do field explorations and hands-on activities related to land and water habitats, life sciences, geology, weather, flight, forensic science and electricity. The week includes a tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and special presentations by ORNL researchers. Cost is $150 for AMSE members, and $175 for non-members. AMSE Science Explorer Camp is sponsored by the AMSE Foundation. Find Camp Registration form online at or come by AMSE to get form.

May 4 Penny4Arts Performances at AMSE for Knox Co. students and their families. The first Sunday of each month, AMSE admission specifically for Knox County students (ages 5 – 15) is one penny each, when accompanied by a paying adults (18 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 the children. On Sunday AMSE is open from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and some restrictions apply. For more information


May 9 Homeschool Friday Program “Insects: Friend or Foe” at Freels Bend Cabin for grades K-2 and grades 3-6. Students receive an introduction to the common order of insects, their physical characteristics, and incredible adaptability. Field activities involve collecting insects for identification and observation. Cost for one-hour program at 10:30 am for K-2 is $7.00 non-member and $5.00 for AMSE member, while cost for two-hour program at 12:30pm for grades 3-6 is $12.00 for non-member and $9.00 for AMSE member. Registration forms are at get at AMSE.


May 1 – 31 Atomic Energy is a LIFE magazine exhibition prepared in 1948 in consultation with the United States Atomic Energy Commission. The vintage 24 photographic panel exhibition portrays the constructive uses of atomic energy and the need for international control. Artifacts displayed are the exhibit’s shipping crate, an exhibition pamphlet stamped American Museum of Atomic Energy and several books mentioned in the pamphlet. The exhibit was donated to AMSE in 2013 by the Samuel Hayes Research Library at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA. AMSE Lobby


Please Note: The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, is open Monday – Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday 1 – 5 pm. AMSE Admission is Adults $5, Seniors (65+) $4, Students (6 – 17) $3 and Children (5 and under) no charge. AMSE members are no charge. AMSE memberships, good for 12 months from purchase date, are Family $40, Grandparent $35, Individual $25 and Family & Friends $75. AMSE members receive unlimited AMSE visits and free admission to 250 museums that participate in the Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program. AMSE members also get discounts on Discovery Shop merchandise, discounts on summer camp, classes, programs and birthday parties. For more information on AMSE memberships, exhibits, programs and events, go to To schedule a group visit, call AMSE at (865) 576-3200.



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.