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“Back to the Future” Movie Event of the Summer in Heritage Park

May 19, 2015

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host “Movie Under the Wings,” a unique outdoor movie event where visitors will view the iconic movie, Back to the Future, among such historic aircraft as the B-29 Superfortress, an F-16 Fighting Falcon and many more. “Movie Under the Wings,” will take place in the Museum’s outdoor exhibit area, Heritage Park, on Saturday, June 20. Doors will open at 7:30 pm and the movie will begin at dark.

“It is with great excitement that we invite the public to come and experience an evening unlike any other, and enjoy such a classic movie under the stars, and airplane wings, at our Museum,” said Jim Walther, Museum Director. “As an added bonus, we will display our newly acquired DeLorean sports car, the very model seen in Back to the Future.”

The Museum acquired a 1981 DeLorean DMC 12, an American sports car manufactured by John DeLorean’s DeLorean Motor Company, this spring with the plan to add this unique vehicle to the permanent Atomic Pop Culture exhibit.

“Movie Under the Wings” will also provide family-friendly activities and local entertainment before the movie begins, an opportunity to enjoy cuisine from local food trucks and the opportunity to independently tour the Museum. The Museum is asking moviegoers to bring portable outdoor chairs for comfort and to please leave all four-legged friends at home.

The proceeds of the film’s showing will be used to support restoration of the Museum’s iconic aircraft. The Museum’s staff is currently focusing its efforts on restoring the B-29 Superfortress, one of only 17 complete aircraft left in existence still suitable for display.

This event is free with paid Museum admission. Because this is a special fundraising event, it is not covered by Museum membership or other passes. June 20 admission may be purchased at the door or in advance here

For more information on the Museum’s “Movie Under the Wings,” please contact Beunka Sinclair at 505-245-2137, extension 105.

Presidents Day Camp - February 19

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Eureka: Simple Machines & Physics Edition" on February 19 for Presidents Day. In this one-day break from school, students 6-12 years old will build super structures using their own creativity, basic design principles and simple machines. They will also learn about the properties of building shapes and materials through hands-on experimentation.

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Discover STEM Day - Saturday, February 10

On Saturday, February 10, from 10 am to 3 pm, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will welcome families and Scouts for a day of engineering fun! Visitors will experience the finest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). All activities are kid-friendly, completely interactive and designed to spark interest in the scientific fields of science and engineering.

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Einstein Gala - Saturday, March 31

The Einstein Gala is New Mexico’s biggest science party of the year! This prestigious black-tie event is the Museum’s most important fundraising event and features a cocktail reception with an amazing silent auction filled with the most unique items in Albuquerque, a delicious dinner experience among some of the most brilliant minds in science and history and thrilling entertainment featuring science experiments that will knock your socks off!

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