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Exhibits to Rent

Are you with an organization searching for unique, less expensive exhibit alternatives? The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s Traveling Exhibit Service has four small, wall-mounted, less expensive alternatives to big budget exhibits! Exhibits normally rent for $1,500 per venue and feature unique and interesting topics. Use these exhibits to complete larger exhibit walls, small exhibit areas or special celebrations such as Black History Month and Women’s History Month. CLICK HERE to view our brochure giving an overview of the available exhibits to rent.

To learn more about exhibit schedules and fees, contact:
Ryan Painter, Exhibit Technician
(505) 245-2137 extension 123

Art of the Reactor

Enjoy a special exhibit for the whole family that invites visitors of all ages to become visually engulfed in the brilliantly engineered renderings of nuclear reactors while uncovering their inner-artist by designing and creating one-of-a-kind artwork.

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Propaganda: The Power of Lies

Persuading the public became a wartime industry as words, posters and films waged a constant, more subtle form of warfare that fought for the hearts and minds of its citizenry. An aggressive propaganda campaign with strategies to galvanize public support helped to sustain the war effort throughout the world-shaking events of World War II.

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Inspired Excellence: The story of Marie Sklodowska Curie and Lise Meitner

This exhibit reveals how two women endured incredible challenges during an era when women were not welcome in the field of scientific discovery.

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Atoms for Peace

"Atoms for Peace" contains portions of several lithographic public-relations-oriented fine art print programs created for the General Dynamics Corp. in the 1950's and 1960's. The prints depict Nitsche's interpretations of nuclear energy uses, modern technologies for the era, and feature posters created for promotion of nuclear energy in foreign countries, which are imprinted in the languages of those regions.

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African Americans in World War II

Over 2.5 million African Americans served in all branches of service, and in all Theaters of Operations during World War II. Despite extensive discrimination and segregation, they met the challenge, persevered and served with distinction and honor.

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Take a Trip to Mars! October 29 & 30

Come and visit Mars with us in Lockheed Martin's Generation Beyond: Mars Experience Bus, a virtual reality experience that provides the opportunity to “travel” to Mars, taking visitors on a tour along the surface of the Red Planet on Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30, from 9 am to 5 pm each day.

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Veterans Day Camp, November 11

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host a very special one-day "Science is Everywhere" Day Camp on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016, from 9 am to 4 pm. Students, ages 6-12, can enjoy their one-day break from school by experiencing "Superhero Training Camp."

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STEaM Photography Competition

We will host a photo art exhibit that invited members of the community to share their photographic talent and eye for everything that is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEaM). Notification of juror’s selected photographs for exhibition will be sent out by October 7, 2016.

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Membership Camp