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2015 Secret City Festival Events @ AMSE

Friday, June 12  and Saturday, June 13, 2015


For more information on the Secret City Festival, visit http://www.secretcityfestival.com .

Special Activities @ AMSE

Dollar Days – AMSE admission will be $1 per person (June 12 – 13) all ages.

Secret City Cruise-In (Saturday, June 13 only) sponsored by the Clinton Region AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) with Public Viewing of cars and motorcycles from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm in the American Museum of Science and Energy lower parking lot and grounds.

Special Exhibits @ AMSE

Nikon’s Small World is a traveling exhibition of 20 award winning photomicrographs featuring various science subjects.  See the unseen.

Oak Ridge: World War II Secret City,  AMSE’s flagship 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.

AMSE’s 1940’s Flattop House with original furnishings is an outdoor exhibition available to tour during regular museum hours.

Bus Tours

DOE Facilities Public Bus Tour—AMSE Admission Includes Tour for Bus Registrants (Must be 10 or older, a US Citizen, and have picture ID.  Required registration begins at 9 a.m. Space is limited. Restrictions apply.)
Friday 12 p.m.

Tour to the ORNL Graphite Reactor
(Must be 10 or older, US Citizenship, Picture ID required. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at AMSE. Space is limited. Restrictions apply.)
Friday 10 a.m., 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. /Board Bus at AMSE

Y-12 History Center Tour
Friday 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m. /Board shuttle at AMSE to tour Y-12’s History Center.

Bus Tour Breakdown

June 12
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Y-12 History Center Shuttle 1 hr
10 am  ORNL’s Graphite Reactor Tour 1.5 hrs
12 (noon) DOE Facilities Public Bus Tour 3 hrs
4 pm  ORNL’s Graphite Reactor Tour 1.5 hrs
June 13
10 am  ORNL’s Graphite Reactor Tour 1.5 hrs
12 (noon)  ORNL’s Graphite Reactor Tour 1.5 hrs
2 pm  ORNL’s Graphite Reactor Tour 1.5 hrs
4 pm  ORNL’s Graphite Reactor Tour 1.5 hrs


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.