OAK RIDGE, TN – July 17, 2019 – The Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, National Park Service and the American Museum of Science and Energy Foundation are offering two exclusive, limited-run bus tours “Secret City” and “Oak Ridge Museums” in August to celebrate the unique heritage of the Manhattan Project.
Both tours will be guided by National Park Service rangers. Each tour is $15 per passenger and will offer participants in-depth reflections on the city and history of Oak Ridge.
Participants must be U.S. citizens with a valid photo ID and 10 years of age or older.
Secret City Tour
This bus tour is led by a National Park Service Ranger who will explain and clarify the historic impact the earliest inhabitants of a city born overnight had on the rest of the world. The tour lasts approximately three hours.
The tour takes place 1-4 p.m. Aug. 5, Aug. 15 and Aug. 23 and 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 21.
Oak Ridge Museums Tour
Featuring three unique museum experiences, this tour provides guests with an immersive view of what Oak Ridge has offered the world historically and what’s in store for the future. The tour lasts three hours with stops at the American Museum of Science and Energy, the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, and the Oak Ridge History Museum.
The tour takes place 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 9, Aug. 15, Aug. 17, Aug. 23 and Aug. 31.
Launching these two pilot tours is an additional step towards showcasing a dynamic and historically engaging destination within the newly formed Manhattan Project National Park.
Seats for the tours are extremely limited and can be reserved and paid for by phone at 865-294-4517 or at www.amse.org.
About the American Museum of Science and Energy
“The American Museum of Science and Energy: Celebrating 70 Years of Service.” American Museum of Science and Energy tells the story of national and global security, science, research, engineering, technology development, and environmental restoration successes that have occurred in Oak Ridge since the very first days of the Manhattan Project. American Museum of Science and Energy has been considered one of the top tourist attractions in the Knoxville area, and it attracts more than 65,000 visitors per year. For the third consecutive year, American Museum of Science and Energy was voted as the 2018 Best Local Attraction by the Oak Ridger. American Museum of Science and Energy is a proud member of the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Science-Technology Centers, and it is a Blue Star Museum and a Smithsonian Affiliate.
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