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American Museum of Science & Energy

300 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6726
+1 865-576-3200
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Very interesting

I loved the story the museum told about the town itself and how the residents lived. (I was the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wheaton, Illinois
Say goodbye to this wonderful museum

The City of Oak Ridge is selling the land the museum is on. This is a travesty and incredibly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oak Ridge, TN
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300 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6726
+1 865-576-3200
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved the story the museum told about the town itself and how the residents lived. (I was the only person touring the original "flat top" house.) My husband enjoyed the science side. The docents sought out people to talk to - they were so...More

Thank MinaHKerr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The City of Oak Ridge is selling the land the museum is on. This is a travesty and incredibly short-sighted. The museum is a gem that people come to from all over the USA and the world. The plan is to move the museum to...More

Thank Lab804
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ASME in downtown Oak Ridge is a treasure and well worth spending several hours visiting. One section provides the history of the Manhattan Project and creation of the three facilities during WWII. Other items challenge children and adults alike and present some current science...More

Thank Camden H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are so glad that we took our kids to the American Museum of Science and Energy. The staff were friendly, helpful, and great with our kids. While the exhibits were a bit dated, the information was still interesting. If you have a child older...More

Thank Malinda U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with my husband and aunt and uncle during a visit. 4 adults, no kids. It was not a busy day. We went to the electricity show which us and several other adults. Noting this, the presenter was able to be a little...More

Thank chachamatina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wonderful !!! great !!! a must see if you are in oak ridge, tn! so so much there and everyone learns a lot. great for children and adults. love it !!!! and so thankful it's in oak ridge.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Between the brain teasers to the activities upstairs it is fun for all ages. I loved this history section, my son in 4th grade is learning energy so this outing was for him. They really enjoy the whisper exhibit outside, amazed how it works! We...More

Thank jadelife
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed it and really learned a lot from the guides. Lots of fun things to do if you have kids and teenagers should find it interesting as well.

Thank knmckinney
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is a partner with the National Park Service and has interesting displays that tell how Oak Ridge came to be founded in remote East Tennessee. A bus tour can be taken but I did not miss that experience at all. The film about...More

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This museum only cost $5 and kept us busy for two hours. Lots to see for all ages. I was more interested in the history but my kids were more interested in the science. Lost of great exhibits for both! My only complaint is that...More

Thank Pondoro2310
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Lincoln M
26 May 2017|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember if there we specific parking for them but there is a large parking lot and it was no anywhere near full .
31 August 2016|
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Response from freecell |
The admission fee includes the bus tour. Do try and take the once daily bus tour. It's so interesting. Check the website for tour dates. They take online reservations, but once 1/2 of the bus is filled online, they take... More
19 January 2016|
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Response from RPD58 | Reviewed this property |
Agreed with all the posts. My son was 17 when we went - he loved it! Especially the bus tour. Note make reservations a few days before in case - but if you forget they seem to have seats for walk ins as well. A lot of... More