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American Museum of Science & Energy

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Address: 300 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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Shhh it's a secret

Neat museum. With great information about one of the most secretive operations in recent history. Lots of interactive displays for kids. Came on the wrong day for the bus tour... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Steven L
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Neat museum. With great information about one of the most secretive operations in recent history. Lots of interactive displays for kids. Came on the wrong day for the bus tour but will give me an excuse to come back.

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very educational place that will help you understand the secret city and the manhattan project much more than other things. It's a hidden jem waiting to make your day. They have one of them hair raising things that uses static electricity. It's full of things that just make you think. I think all kids and adults that... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit if you are in the Knoxville area. It tells you about the history of the place. A great place for kids, with lots of activities, they will enjoy it a lot.

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Thank kier00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Come see for yourself how the history of Oak Ridge parallels exciting advances in physics and play some puzzle games while you are in Oak Ridge, TN. See the hadron collider in action! Great giftshop and very manageable visit with short walk to Friendship Bell plaza.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Museum is a great source for education. My Granddaughter age 7 and Grandson age 5 love to go there to explore and learn. The old pictures of Oak Ridge are such a reflection of the past!

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Extremely interesting and informative. Fun and interactive. Did not know Oak Ridge played such a role in the history of the U.S.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

My daughter had a school filed trip here this year and had a ball, they have all kinds of interactive science games and experiments to do. She really loved the static electricity ball and the interactive games. It's clean and well kept.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I first visited the AMSE after moving to Oak Ridge almost 2 years ago. I knew very little of the history of Oak Ridge other than the very vague stuff taught in history class about the Manhattan Project which basically mentioned it as a site but not the details. The AMSE has a wing of the museum dedicate to the... More 

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Reliance, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum that is instructive about energy in general, but more interesting to me was the story of the Manhattan Project. I had a pretty good background in the impact of the project but seeing the artifacts and displays made the magnitude of the project clear. It truly was an incredible feat of engineering. On a personal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I have been to this museum many times. Good for the family or solo. The under 10 ages may not appreciate so much. Quite interesting. All get a much needed education on nuclear weapons and the Manhatten project. A lesson on what a can do attitude may accomplish. Lots of history in photographs and objects. Good science stuff. Politically one... More 

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