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“My brain was full after 3 hours”

American Museum of Science & Energy
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Oak Ridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Could have spent all day, but my brain hurt trying to understand exactly how the plutonium is made and how the different nuclear bombs differ.
Great museum for only $5.
Lots of puzzles, quizes, videos, and boards to read.
If you are in the area, and the weather isn't perfect, GO TO THIS MUSEUM. But go with the expectation of learning.

1  Thank Rob D
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We visited with my kids, ages 5, 8 & 17. Most exhibits were a little advanced for the 5 year old because his reading skills are only about a 1st grade level, but the 8yr old and 17yr old liked it. The 8yr old had an absolute blast, but he is an energy/science nerd like his dad. You could probably spend most of the day if you went through absolutely everything, but save about 3 hours to hit the highlights - including a demonstration and watching the construction video.

1  Thank Joseph E
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

After reading other’s reviews I must say indeed it is a must if you’re interested in history or an exhibit of the development of science as pertains to the nuclear bomb and how it came to happen. The diode we had Mr. Benny was very knowledgeable and pleasant.

1  Thank Susan D
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The tour is 3 hrs long and could have been cut down to a hr and a half. 90% of the information is over the average person. Spend your time in the Museum.

2  Thank Jill C
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

A good place to go for an activity indoors.when we arrived the was a group of younger children personally l think it's better for older choildren and Adults . The best part for me was looking around the war section and how oak ridge took part in helping the war end .

Thank Doreen S
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