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AMSE Joins Smithsonian magazine’s 11th Annual Museum Day Live!

MDLive_logoFree Admission on September 26, 2015, with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket

OAK RIDGE, TN September 21, 2015— The American Museum of Science and Energy will open its doors free of charge on Sat., Sept. 26, 2015, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s eleventh annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s, Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants nationwide, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum goers than ever before.

“Our museum is an important and integral part of the Oak Ridge community. This “Museum Day Live!” event provides the public with an opportunity to explore the rich perspectives in learning that all museums share with their publics,” said American Museum of Science & Energy’s director David Moore.

The American Museum of Science and Energy features permanent exhibitions on the Oak Ridge Story: WW II Manhattan Project Secret City, Exploration Station, Y-12 and National Defense, Earth’s Energy Resources, World of the Atom, and AMSE’s 1940’s flattop house with original furnishings. Additionally, AMSE is featuring three exhibits in the lobby with ties to research at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory on the topics of neutron science, space exploration, and supercomputing.

The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket, per household, per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2015 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit

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About Smithsonian Media
Smithsonian Media comprises of its flagship publication, Smithsonian magazine, as well as Air & Space, Smithsonian Books, and the Smithsonian Media Digital Network. In addition, Smithsonian Media oversees the Smithsonian Institution’s interest in the Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution and CBS/Showtime. Smithsonian Media is a division of Smithsonian Enterprises, the revenue-generating business unit of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visit the museums annually.

Information about AMSE
The U.S. Department of Energy’s American Museum of Science and Energy is located at 300 S. Tulane Ave. in Oak Ridge and is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. AMSE tells the story of the World War II Manhattan Project that created the Secret City of Oak Ridge and the science that followed. AMSE features interactive exhibits on science, fossil fuels, and alternative energy sources, and visitors participate in live demonstrations. For more information on AMSE admission, membership, exhibits, programs and classes, go to To schedule a group visit, call AMSE at 865-576-3200.

UT-Battelle, the managing contractor of ORNL, operates AMSE on behalf of the Department of Energy.


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.