April 1 - "Isotone Concert" honors Belgian scientist Georges-Henri Lemaitre, who first proposed the Big Bang theory of the origin and expansion of the universe, performed by Scott Eddlemon (percussion), Sue Eddlemon (violin) and Don Bowyer (trombone). The physics of the trombone, a brass instrument with a slide for changing pitch, will be explained. Additionally, Eddlemon will explore the musical capabilities of various robots. The Isotone Concert is at 3:00 pm in the AMSE Auditorium Tickets to the Isotone Concert are Adults $18 and Students $5 and Chamber Concert subscribers can attend the concert at no charge. Tickets to the concert can be purchased at the door at AMSE. For more information on the program and performers visit www.oakridgesymphony.com or call ORCMA office at (865) 483-5569.
April 1 - 30 "Sustainable Shelter: Dwellling Within The Forces of Nature" exhibition uses models, graphics, cartoons and interactive computer games to introduce biodiversity, human and animal architecture, ecosystems, and energy and water conservation - all from the perspective of "home." The traveling exhibition was developed by the Center of Sustainable Building Research, College of Design and the Bell Museum of Natural History, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota. Exhibition funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. AMSE Second Level.
April 1 - May 31 "1982 World's Fair - A Retrospective" exhibition focuses on past World's Fairs, the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville including the Sunsphere, Product Introductions, International Pavilions and more! AMSE Lobby
April 6 - AMSE Homeschool Friday Program on "You Are What You Eat" for pre-registered students in Grades K-2 at 10:30 am for one hour and Grades 3-6 at 12:30 pm for two hours. Students will learn about the digestive system. The Food and Exercise Pyramid, vitamins and minerals, and other nutrients will be discussed. Students will see how much fat and sugar is contained in many foods, Good food choices will be discussed and students will get to make their own choices with artificial foods. For program cost and registration form, go online to www.amse.org or come to AMSE to get flyer.
April 20 - AMSE Homeschool Friday Program on "My Body and Me" for pre-registered students in Grades K-2 at 10:30 am for one hour and Grades 3-6 at 12:30 pm for two hours. Students will learn about the different body systems and how to take care of them. Hands-on activities include a life-size intestine, X-Ray photos, listening to body sounds using a stethoscope and an anatomy puzzle. For program cost and registration form, go online to www.amse.org or come to AMSE to get flyer.
Please Note: The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, is open Monday-Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm and Sunday 1 - 5 pm. Admission is Adults $5, Seniors (65+) $4, Students (6-17) $3 and Children (5 and under) free. AMSE members are free. Group rates are available for 20 or more with advance reservations. AMSE memberships, good for 12 months from purchase date, are Family $40, Grandparents $35, Individuals $25 and Family & Friends $75. AMSE members receive unlimited AMSE visits and free admission to 250 museums that participate in the ASTC Passport Program. AMSE members receive discounts on Discovery Shop merchandise, discounts on camps, programs, classes and birthday parties. For more information on AMSE membership, exhibits, programs and events, go online to www.amse.org To schedule a group visit, call AMSE at (865) 576-3200.