The events of the Cold War brought about the nuclear arms race between the USSR and the United States. Emotions, fears and apprehensions ran at a dangerous level, but peace prevailed. Visitors will learn how close we came to another war before the end of the Cold War. This exhibit explores the eras of the 1950’s to the 1990’s and tracks the expansion of the nuclear weapon complex, the arms control measures used, and world events that lead to the collapse of the Soviet Union and ending of the Cold War era. Artifacts include bombs, broken arrows and missiles that were contained in stockpiles of the United States, England and USSR.
Register today for our "Science is Everywhere" Summer Camp, taking place May 31 - August 5, 2016, for children 6-16 years. These week-long sessions include topics such as "Atomic Comics," "Get Glowing," "Voyage to the Deep" and more!Learn More
Visitors will share in the history and fascination of one of the world's most famous highways, and everyone will experience stories, artifacts, music, images and interactive components that tell the story of the iconic Route 66, May 14 through September 25.Learn More
Join the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History for an amazing outdoor event featuring "Top Gun,” and the opportunity to sit inside our refurbished F-16 Fighting Falcon! Saturday, June 18, 2016.Learn More