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Pioneers of the Atom

Visitors will step back in time to meet the individuals who influenced the nuclear world.  Museum visitors often enjoy reading about the people behind the work and these individuals will be a fascinating and motivating group. This exhibit concentrates on the discoverers that unlocked the puzzle of the atomic structure. Pioneers in nuclear physics, medicine and quantum mechanics are included.  Leading the exhibit will be Albert Einstein and Madame Marie Curie, but it also includes Enrico Fermi, Ernest Rutherford, Max Planck, Niels Bohr and Wilhelm Roentgen. A timeline of discoveries, paired with their discoverers, will lead the visitor through the exhibit.

Presidents Day Camp - February 19

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Eureka: Simple Machines & Physics Edition" on February 19 for Presidents Day. In this one-day break from school, students 6-12 years old will build super structures using their own creativity, basic design principles and simple machines. They will also learn about the properties of building shapes and materials through hands-on experimentation.

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Discover STEM Day - Saturday, February 10

On Saturday, February 10, from 10 am to 3 pm, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will welcome families and Scouts for a day of engineering fun! Visitors will experience the finest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). All activities are kid-friendly, completely interactive and designed to spark interest in the scientific fields of science and engineering.

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Einstein Gala - Saturday, March 31

The Einstein Gala is New Mexico’s biggest science party of the year! This prestigious black-tie event is the Museum’s most important fundraising event and features a cocktail reception with an amazing silent auction filled with the most unique items in Albuquerque, a delicious dinner experience among some of the most brilliant minds in science and history and thrilling entertainment featuring science experiments that will knock your socks off!

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