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Exhibits

Cold War

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.

Discover STEM Day, February 11

Join the museum for a day of engineering fun, taking place on Saturday, February 11, from 10 am to 3 pm! Join local scientists and engineers in experiments and hands-on activities such as LED artwork, making snap circuits, making ice cream with liquid nitrogen and much more! All activities are kid-friendly and designed to spark interest in STEM!

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EINSTEIN GALA, MARCH 18, 2017

Join the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History for New Mexico's biggest science party of the year! This awesome black-tie event features an awesomely unique silent auction, dinner among the most brilliant minds in science and thrilling science experiments that will knock your socks off!

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Critical Assembly Exhibit, Opens February 4

A special exhibition where visitors will step back in time to a pivotal point in history, and experience pure science through pure art. Explore and study the recreations of the super secrets from the Manhattan Project's atomic bomb in this mesmerizing exhibit.

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Membership Camp