B&W Y-12 donates $15,000 to Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge

B&W Y-12 recently donated $15,000 to the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, a press release said.

The money will be used to turn the museum’s current space exhibit into a “Rocket Room,” taking children on an imaginary trip to Mars. An existing model rocket at the museum will be refurbished, and new interactive activities will bring outer space to preschoolers and other young children, the release said.

Y-12 also arranged for the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., to donate excess NASA equipment, such as control panels and satellites, to the Rocket Room, the release said. That was possible thanks to Y-12’s involvement with the Oak Ridge Huntsville Partnership Office, a consortium including Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Y-12, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the University of Alabama.

“B&W Y-12 wants to ensure that the Children’s Museum remains a vital asset in the region by supporting it with financial investments, as well as having our employees volunteer on a regular basis to ensure regular upgrades to the facilities,” said Chris Clark of B&W Y-12’s Strategic Program Development, who is also a current museum board member. “I encourage everyone in the Oak Ridge area to participate in ensuring the museum remains a vibrant part of our community.”


Join the club!

If you support Oak Ridge Today, please consider becoming a voluntary subscriber. You don't have to subscribe to read our stories, but your contribution will help us grow and improve our coverage.

We currently offer three subscription levels: $5, $10, or $25 per month. We accept payments through PayPal. You may also visit our subscription page for information on other options.

Thank you for your support.

Subscription options


Commenting Guidelines

We welcome comments, but we ask you to follow a few guidelines:

1) Please use your real name, including last name. Please also use a valid e-mail address. We do our best to confirm identities. If we are unable to confirm your identity or your comments don't appear to be posted using a real, full name, your comments may not post or may be removed.
2) Be civil. Don't insult others, attack their character, or get personal.
3) Stick to the issues.
4) No profanity.
5) Keep your comments to a reasonable length and to a reasonable number per article.

We reserve the right to remove any comments that violate these guidelines. Comments from readers posting for the first time may be held for review, and they will not be posted if they violate the guidelines. We urge you to do your best to follow the guidelines if you would like to see your comment posted. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

More information is available here.

More Community News

Oak Ridge Today

September events in Anderson County

Here is a list of September events in Anderson County submitted by the Anderson County Tourism Council.   Wicked Wildcat Weekend – September 5-7 at Windrock Park Presented by Wildcatforums.net, this event … [Read More...]

More Community

More U.S. Department of Energy News

John Morris

Tech 2020 president resigns

Technology 2020 President and Chief Executive Officer John Morris has announced his resignation effective September 30. He has worked at Tech 2020 since December 2008, and has served as president since 2011. “I value … [Read More...]

Wanfang Zhou

DOE appoints new member to advisory board

The U.S. Department of Energy has appointed Wanfang Zhou to the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board. Zhou was appointed to a two-year term on the federally chartered citizens’ panel that provides independent advice … [Read More...]

More DOE