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Families Invited to Explore Science and Engineering Activities

February 05, 2015

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Scouts and families will explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through experimentation and engaging, hands-on activities directed by local engineers, physicists and technicians from organizations such as Lockheed Martin/Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico.

Discover STEM Day, a family event, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015. It follows a week called Discover STEM Week, February 2-6, where schools will bring local students on field trips to the Museum to experience different engineering and science themes each day of the school week.

On Discover STEM Day, engineers and scientists from across the city will engage families and Scouts through hands-on activities designed to spark interest in the scientific fields of STEM. There will be activities that allow children to test their flying skills on flight simulators, experience the excitement of dancing electricity with Tesla Coils, enjoy ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, launch rockets, program bananas to play music and more. All activities will be fun and kid-friendly.

Participation in the interactive activities will be rewarded with a custom patch. The event is free with Museum admission. 

Sponsors for the week’s events include Lockheed Martin/Sandia National Laboratories, Intel, Kirtland Federal Credit Union and NISE Network.

Summer Camp - May 29 - August 10

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Science is Everywhere" Summer Camp 2018 for children who are 6 to 12 years old. Experience the wonders of science in week-long sessions, May 29 - August 10. Sessions include "Code of the Robot," "Chemistry and Intrigue," "Science of the X-scape," "STEMinists," "Spy Kids" and many more!

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100.3 The PEAK FREE Summer Fun Road Show

100.3 The PEAK, an iHeartRadio station, will host its 2018 Free Summer Fun Road Show at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History on Friday, June 22, from 6 am to 10 am. All members of the community are welcome to visit the museum for FREE from 6 am to 10 am on the morning of Friday, June 22, as Albuquerque's own Jackie, Tony and Donnie host their popular morning show inside the museum. Doors will open at 6 am.

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B-47E Stratojet Restoration

Help us restore New Mexico’s only Boeing B-47E Stratojet, serial number 53-2280, one of only 23 surviving B-47 airplanes in existence! This airplane will be the focus of a special initiative within “Operation Preservation” – a multi-year campaign to repaint and refurbish the iconic aircraft in the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s nine-acre outdoor exhibit area, Heritage Park.

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