The U.S. Department of Energy’s facilities public bus tour started departing from the new American Museum of Science and Energy on Monday.
The new AMSE is at Main Street Oak Ridge near JCPenney. The address is 115 Main Street East.
The new museum, which replaces the former museum on South Tulane Avenue, opened to the public on Monday (October 1) with a limited schedule, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed weekends), a press release said.
“Participating in the public bus tour allows visitors to go behind the scenes and explore the lives of those who lived and worked behind the fences of the 1940s city of Oak Ridge, also known as the Secret City,” the press release said. “Visitors will experience the race to build the first atomic bomb through artifacts, audiovisuals, live demonstrations, and interactive exhibits.”
The DOE bus tours are available from March through November, excluding federal holidays, beginning at 11:30 a.m. and concluding at 2:30 p.m. The tour schedule is as follows:
- March (Monday and Friday)
- April and May (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
- June-August (Monday through Friday)
- September and October (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
- November (Monday and Friday)
Bus tour registration is offered two ways: online at www.amse.org or walk-in registration the day of the tour with seating first come, first served, the press release said. The tour is open to U.S. citizens and children 10 years of age and older. Photo identification must be provided. There is no fee for participating in the DOE Facilities Bus Tour.
To register for the DOE Facilities Bus Tour or for more information, visit www.amse.org
The DOE’s ORNL Site Office and the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Production Office sponsor the tour program. Tour partners include UT-Battelle, which operates the Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Consolidated Nuclear Security, management and operating contractor for NNSA; UCOR (URS | CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC), the Oak Ridge Reservation Environmental Management contractor; and AMSE.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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