American Museum of Science and Energy

300 S. Tulane Ave.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830- Map It
(865) 576-3200

AAA Editor Notes

American Museum of Science and Energy is .5 mi. e. of SR 62 at 300 S. Tulane Ave. This museum houses exhibits that focus on the history of the World War II Manhattan Project and the construction of Oak Ridge; uses of fossil fuels and alternative energy sources; and an introduction to basic science and nuclear energy. The self-guiding tour includes two levels to explore aspects of energy and science through live demonstrations, interactive exhibits, models and audiovisual materials. A 20-minute video presentation covers the history of Oak Ridge. On the grounds, an original flat-top house, one type of housing moved to town during a 1940s-era population boom, reflects period furnishings. A guided 3-hour bus tour of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Facilities is offered and departs from the museum; stops include the Y-12 New Hope Visitor Center, New Bethel Baptist Church and Cemetery and the Graphite Reactor at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. A photo ID is required and participants under 10 are not permitted. Guided tours are available.
$5; $4 (ages 65+); $3 (ages 6-17). Bus tour included with admission; reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be made online in advance or in person on the day of the tour.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5. Bus tour offered Mon.-Fri. at 11:30, June-Aug; Mon., Wed. and Fri. at 11:30, Apr.-May and Sept.-Oct.; Mon. and Fri. at 11:30, in Mar. and Nov. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.