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.
Join us at the 19th Annual Einstein Gala on Saturday, March 19, 2016! Experience dinner among some of the most brilliant minds in science at New Mexico's biggest science party of the year!Learn More
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. January 20 through April 24, 2016.Learn More
Enroll your young scientist to experience the wonders of science in exciting, one-day camps this Spring Break, March 28-April 1, 2016. Sessions include topics such as "Cartoon Physics," "Spark Lab," "Balloon Blow Out" and more!Learn More