World of Energy at Oconee Nuclear Station
A hub of interactive learning.
The World of Energy's current hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday. Always call in advance to verify the current schedule. Schedules may change out of an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What you'll findFrom learning how electricity is produced to enjoying a picnic along the picturesque shores of Lake Keowee, the World of Energy offers something for everyone. Located at Oconee Nuclear Station in Seneca, S.C., the center opened in July 1969, when Oconee Nuclear Station was under construction. Since that time, more than 3 million people have passed through our doors.
With three nuclear reactors, Oconee Nuclear Station is one of the nation’s largest nuclear plants. Since beginning operation in 1973, it has safely and reliably generated more than 500 million megawatt-hours of electricity.
An engaging experience inside & outWhether you are looking to fill an hour or spend an entire afternoon, the World of Energy keeps you entertained and informed. Begin with a tour of our educational exhibits inside the education center. But there’s as much to see outside – just don't forget to pack a lunch! Our picnic shelter overlooks the beautiful shores of Lake Keowee and is the perfect way to end your visit to the World of Energy.
The Story of EnergyThe Story of Energy offers a fun and interactive way to learn about electricity. Visitors of all ages will discover how energy is made from water, coal and uranium, as well as the increasing importance of renewable energy from the wind and sun. The self-guided tour lets you explore at your own pace, but plan to spend at least 30 minutes viewing our exhibits.
Nature and wildlifeThe World of Energy is located on the shores of Lake Keowee. Be sure to walk down to the peninsula and enjoy the stunning views. You can bring lunch and enjoy it from our picnic shelter, or take a hike along our nature trail.
Picnic shelterOur picnic shelter is free and open to the public. It also can be reserved for large group outings, like family reunions, corporate picnics and school visits.
To check availability or book a large group, call 800.777.1004. Please review our guidelines before making your reservation.