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Blue Star Museum 2014

(Oak Ridge, TN – May 21, 2014) Today the American Museum of Science and Energy announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day (May 26) through Labor Day (Sept. 1) 2014. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.

The Blue Star Museums program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available at

“This is an opportunity for AMSE as a Blue Star Museum to be part of a national effort to say “thank you” to our military community” said Jim Comish, AMSE director. AMSE tells the story of the World War II Manhattan Project that created the secret city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the science that emerged.

“Blue Star Museums has grown into a nationally recognized program that service members and their families look forward to each year,” said Blue Star Families Chief Executive Officer Kathy Roth-Douquet. “It helps bring our local military and civilian communities together, and offers families fun and enriching activities in their home towns. We are thrilled with the continued growth of the program and the unparalleled opportunities it offers.”

This year, more than 2,000 museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative. Museums participating represent the fine arts, science, history, nature centers and children’s museums.

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 from 1 – 5pm. AMSE 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 are available for Families $40, Grandparents $35, Individuals $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 receive discounts on Discovery Shop merchandise, discounts on summer camps, 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.

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  1. Thanks for participating in the program. It is appreciated.


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