American Museum of Science & Energy
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|Facility:||American Museum of Science & Energy|
|Description:||The museum's exhibits and programs allow students to investigate various themes. Each exhibit area at the museum has something unique to offer. They also offer a scavenger hunt during the museum visit The story of Oak Ridge includes a panorama of historical photographs, documents and artifacts that explain the Manhattan Project and the construction of Oak Ridge, TN. A 20-minute video presentation extends the explanations.
Exploration Station: This popular area offers self-directed activities which explore light and color, sound, problem-solving, static electricity, robotics, vision and more. Y-12 and National Defense: Models of weapons, protective clothing and tools along with video and hands-on activities demonstrate processes, safety features and careers at the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge. Earth's Energy Resources: Maps, tools, models and audiovisual materials are used in the exhibits to explore the variety of energy sources, such as coal, oil, geothermal, hydropower and natural gas, found on Earth. World of the Atom: A cross section model of a nuclear reactor and a simulated underground nuclear waste storage area highlight this area that also covers pioneering atomic scientists, natural radiation, fusion, and nuclear energy in space.
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|Address 1:||300 South Tulane Avenue|
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|Hours:||The museum is open daily, except Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.
|Admission:||Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children age 6 to 17 and $4.00 for seniors (65 and older). Children 5 and under, are admitted free.
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