OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The American Museum of Science and Energy holds its grand opening event on Oct. 18 to welcome visitors to its new location at Main Street Oak Ridge.
The new 18,000-square-foot space includes a newly-designed exhibit gallery, featuring state-of-the-art interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, as well as a lecture hall and classroom facilities.
Exhibits in the new American Museum of Science and Energy fall within one of five major categories: Energy Leadership, Big Science, National Security, Environmental Restoration, and the Manhattan Project. All tell the story of Oak Ridge’s contributions to scientific and engineering advancements that began decades ago and continue today.
Attracting approximately 65,000 visitors a year, American Museum of Science and Energy is considered a top tourist attraction in the Oak Ridge/Knoxville area. The museum has played a central role in telling the story of Oak Ridge’s involvement in the Manhattan Project during World War II.
For more information, visit https://amse.org.
About American Museum of Science and Energy
The American Museum of Science and Energy was established in 1949 to provide educational programs focused on the Department of Energy’s past, present, and future missions. Among other activities, American Museum of Science and Energy provides interactive curriculum-based education programs for school groups and the general public, hosts permanent and rotating exhibits, provides live demonstrations, hosts events, and holds summer camp and outreach programs for students. American Museum of Science and Energy is also the starting point for the DOE Public Bus Tour which includes stops at the Y-12 New Hope Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the East Tennessee Technology Park. American Museum of Science and Energy will also partner with the National Park Service to host programs for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. The new facility will operate 1-5 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays beginning Oct. 18.
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