Secret Growth: Contributions of African Americans to the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge and beyond.
“Secret Growth,” a special exhibit at the American Museum of Science and Energy, tells of the contributions of African Americans to the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge. Essential to the construction of the Secret City, African Americans were faced with the harsh realities of segregation. “Secret Growth” tells the story of how, from those difficult beginnings, the story of African Americans in Oak Ridge became one of scientific and cultural accomplishment. Today, the rich soil of experience continues to produce gifted and talented individuals in every walk of life.
Presented by the American Museum of Science and Energy with contributions from Rose Weaver and the citizens of Oak Ridge, TN. Additional contributions have been provided by the National Park Service, The Department of Energy and the AMSE Foundation.
Presented by the American Museum of Science and Energy
- Special exhibit opening: Secret Growth.
- Grand opening March 13 with reception from 6-8pm. The exhibit runs until May 25 during normal hours of operation.
- American Museum of Science and Energy, 115 Main Street East Oak Ridge, TN 37830
- The Manhattan Project was plagued by segregationist practices. In time, Oak Ridge overcame those old ideas and became a place where people of all races and origins work together, creating a truly innovative and dynamic culture that continues to produce gifted individuals in every walk of life.
Admission is free for members every day. More information about admission is available on our membership page.
Non-member tickets are available every day at the front desk. Bringing a group? Group pricing is available by calling 865-294-4531.
- Youth, Seniors, Active Military Personnel, & Students with ID – $5
- Adults – $8
- Children ages 5 and under get in free
- 40% off on Fridays after 5 pm