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JUNE AMSE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

May 26 – September 1 “Blue Star Museum Admission Program to AMSE” begins Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 through Labor Day, September 1, 2014.  Free AMSE admission available to active-duty military ID holder and five immediate family members.  Active duty military include Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members.  Must show active duty military ID for this admission.  Blue Star museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America. 

June 2 – August 29  “Department of Energy’s Facilities Public Bus Tour with Guide Commentary.   Registration begins in person at 9 am at AMSE Admissions Desk.  Must be U. S. citizen and at least 10 years of age.  Must have photo ID.  This Public Bus Tour which highlights the history of Oak Ridge and the history of science and technology at Y-12, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and K-25, is offered Monday – Friday once a day, except government holidays, July 3 & 4, 2014. First come, first served.  Seating limited. Some restrictions apply.  Board bus at AMSE at 11:45 am, bus departs at 12 noon, and bus returns to AMSE at 3 pm.  Off-the-bus stops include Y-12 History Museum at New HopeCenter, BethelValleyChurch and Graphite Reactor, a national historic landmark, both at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  Drive by viewing of the Spallation Neutron Source at ORNL and the former K-25 site at the EastTennesseeTechnologyPark. 

June 13 – 14  AMSE Special $1.00 Admission for all ages during the two-day Secret City Festival.  AMSE is open from 9 am – 5 pm Monday – Saturday and 1 – 5 pm on Sunday

June 13 – 14  “Oak Ridge:  World War II Secret City” is  AMSE’s flagship permanent exhibition highlighting the building of the city, the construction of the three plants to enrich uranium for the first atomic weapon, and the lifestyle of the people from 1942 – 1945 featuring photographs, artifacts, models, and audiovisuals.

June 13 – 14 “AMSE’s 1940’s Flattop House” with original furnishings is an outdoor exhibition available to tour during regular museum hours.

June 13 – September 1 “Clinton Engineer Works (CEW) Real Estate Maps” detail the property boundaries before acquisition by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The exhibit consists of 13 maps, one index map, and maps of segments A-K and O.  An indexed listing of landowners associated with the properties is also available.  AMSE Lobby. 

June 13 – September 14 “Nikon Small World” is a traveling exhibit of 20 award winning photomicrographs featuring science subjects on the nano scale.  See the unseen.  AMSE Lobby 

June 13 – “ORNL Graphite Reactor Tour with Guide Commentary” at 10 am and 4 pm.  Registration begins at 9 am at the ORNL Table set-up outside under the solar panels at AMSE.  Must be U.S. citizen, at least 10 years of age, and have Photo ID.  Seating limited.  Some restrictions apply.  Board Bus at AMSE 15 minutes before departure.   Allow 90 minutes for bus tour from AMSE to Graphite Reactor and return to AMSE.

June 13 – Y-12 Shuttle Bus departs AMSE continuously from 9 am to 4 pm to take participants to the Y-12 Museum at New HopeCenter on Scarboro Road. 

June 13  “Finding Your Family Members in the ‘A’ Awards” presented by Joel Walker, Education Specialist, with the National Archives at Atlanta.  Come take a look at the digitized records of the ‘A’ Awards honoring the many workers of the World War II Manhattan Project from 10 am – 12 noon and 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm in the lobby at AMSE.  The National Archives at Atlanta has the largest holdings of the Atomic Energy Commission records in the country.  These records include the accounts of the Manhattan Project and the early years of Oak Ridge.

June 14  “Secret City Cruise – In” is sponsored by the Clinton Region –  Antique Automobile Cars of America (AACA) with public viewing of cars from 10 am – 5 pm in the AMSE lower parking area.  No fee for car entry or to view cars.

June 14  “ORNL Graphite Reactor Tour with Guide Commentary at 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm.  Registration begins at 9 am at the ORNL Table set-up outside under the solar panels at AMSE.  Must be U.S. citizen, at least 10 years of age, and have a photo ID.  Seating limited.  Some restrictions apply.  Board Bus at AMSE 15 minutes before departure. Allow 90 minutes for bus tour from AMSE to Graphite Reactor and return to AMSE. 

June 26  “Technologies and Policies for a Sustainable Energy Future” presented by Dr. Marilyn Brown, Public Policy Department of Georgia Tech for the Dick Smyser Community Lecture Series sponsored by Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  Public invited.  Reception is at 5:30 pm in AMSE lobby followed by Lecture at 6:30 pm in AMSE auditorium.

Please Note:  The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, is open Monday – Saturday from 8 am – 5 pm and Sunday 1 – 5 pm.  AMSE Admission is Adults $5, Senior (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 purchase date, are Family $40, Grandparents $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 receive discounts on merchandise in the Discovery Shop, discounts on summer camp, classes, programs and birthday parties.  For more information on memberships, exhibits, programs and events go to www.amse.org   To schedule a group visit, call AMSE at (865) 576-3200.

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

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

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