Unidentified group posed in front of the Sunday Punch B-25 bomber at it’s dedication at the Knoxville airport. K-25 workers pooled their wages together for 3 Sundays to purchase the bomber as a gift...
This year has a leap second, set to take place on Tuesday (June 30) at 7:59:60 p.m. EDT. The reason? Earth's rotation is slowing down, thanks to a kind of braking force caused by the gravitational tug of war between Earth, the sun and the moon.
Over the years the politically correct crowd has diminished and almost destroyed the nuclear weapons exhibit which is the reason this museum is here to begin with. Almost rewriting history instead of telling it like it is they are apologizing for it. If you can get past that nauseating misrepresentation and enjoy the science for what it is this is a great place to spend the afternoon. If you are looking for military and cold war history you will be disappointed.
Good for a few hours of fun and learning. There is lots of information about the founding of Oak Ridge and the Manhattan project, but my favorite was the collection of puzzles on the round tables in the lobby.
Although a lot of the museum is dated, they do frequently have revolving exhibits to keep things fresh. Even the "old" things are still pretty entertaining, especially to kids. I do recommend making time to go to one of the presentations that they do in the auditorium several times a day. The staff are very knowledgeable and kid-friendly. Adults: go for the history. Kids: Go for the cool activities and hands-on experience.
My family meet up here, a few of them had been before. According to them the quality of the exhibits went down. Having not been here before there was little I would have enjoyed had it not been for my family. The staff was wonderful however. Many exhibits I went to didn't function properly, ranging from simple quizzes to a robotic hand. There presentation was solid. If your in Oakridge I'd recommend it for some fun, don't come for it though.