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Tours

Public bus tours

Tours are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information about DOE Public Bus Tour times, registration and itinerary is available on the DOE Public Bus Tours website (https://amse.org/bus-tours/).

More than 25,000 people from all 50 states have taken this tour since its inception in 1996. The tour makes stops at the New Hope Center’s Y-12 History Center museum at the Y-12 National Security Complex, the Spallation Neutron Source and historic Graphite Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and drives around the former K-25 plant site located at the East Tennessee Technology Park. Tour guides provide historical narrative along with information about current scientific discoveries.

For more information, please visit the American Museum of Science and Energy website (https://amse.org) or call 865.294.4531.

Other tours

Tours are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guided general orientation and other customized tours are offered primarily for educational groups of 10 or more people who are interested in learning more about the history, current missions, and research and development at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Advance registration is required. Some restrictions may apply.

For more information, please visit the American Museum of Science and Energy website (https://amse.org) or call 865.294.4531

The U.S. Department of Energy’s American Museum of Science and Energy is located at 115 Main Street East in Oak Ridge and is open Sunday to Monday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. AMSE tells the story of the World War II Manhattan Project that created the Secret City of Oak Ridge and the science that followed. AMSE features interactive exhibits on science, fossil fuels, and alternative energy sources, and visitors participate in live demonstrations.

To schedule a group visit, call AMSE at 865.294.4531.

For more information, please visit the American Museum of Science and Energy website (https://amse.org) or call 865.294.4531.