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Where Science and History Come Alive! The redesigned American Museum of Science and Energy is dedicated to scientific development in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the history of the Manhattan Project in the region. Lots of hands-on exhibits, a rotating exhibit gallery, and the famous Van de Graaff generator. The American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) tells the story of America undertaking the atomic age.  Just as the technology coming from Silicone Valley is changing the world, the technical marvels that came from Oak Ridge and the Manhattan Project changed history and gave us the world we live in.  

AMSE's science and exhibits highlight the historic roots that lead to smart phone technology, 3D printing, national security and super-computing, not to mention life -saving cancer treatments.  Big science is what AMSE is all about and we've been sharing since the 1940s. Science has evolved and developed into ideas and machines that influence, shape and inspire the world around us today and well into the future. Experience hands-on displays, exhibits, camps and special events that help science and history come alive.

Tours of the DOE Facility depart from the museum from March - November. (Tours are not available due to COVID regulations)

Open daily. Self-guided tour. Allow two hours. Family friendly.

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All exhibits want you to dig in and learn!
AMSE has so many hands on exhibits to help make learning fun.
Don't miss the Van de Graaff demonstration during your visit.
Don't miss the Van de Graaff demonstration during your visit.
Welcome to AMSE!
Examining the new exhibit area at AMSE
There are so many hands on activities at the museum.
There are so many hands on activities to make learning fun.
American Museum of Science & Energy

For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact American Museum of Science & Energy directly.


115 Main Street East
Oak Ridge, TN 37830


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Admission Rates

Children under 6 Free
Youth 6-17 $5
Adults $8
Seniors 65+ $5
Students with ID $5
Active Duty Military $5

Group rate (10+ people) of $1 off per person
Add an Educational Program in the Lab $3

$5 after 5pm on Fridays
Adults $5
40% off all other admission (students, youth, seniors, military)

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Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dates Closed
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day

Payment Methods Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Discounts Given

  • Student Discount
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Active Military
  • Group Discount
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