Hilferty is excited to celebrate the opening of the NEW American Museum of Science & Energy. This challenging project fast-tracked the move and re-design of the existing museum in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, featuring the latest exhibit and technology available, fitting for a museum about groundbreaking innovation in science.
The new museum divides complex scientific information into key areas, including bold, modern graphics and hands-on activities to make information more engaging and accessible. Interactive features include lifting cans to represent the weight of different metals, and large touchscreen-tablets, like the “What Element Are You?” quiz in the Big Science area.
Other highlights include a game where visitors can rearrange various energy elements to try to form a successful power grid; a walk-through “air shower” like the ones used in nano labs; a 3-D printed Jeep; and a revolving exhibit of locally renowned Oak Ridge photographer Ed Wescott’s pictures of life in the “secret city”— some never before displayed.
Staff, community members, and former employees were all on-hand to celebrate. See more in this great article by the Knox News.