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17th Annual Einstein Society Gala

The Museum will host a beautiful evening celebrating many accomplishments within the Nuclear industry and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Read More »

Honored to have Received Highest National Recognition

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History has achieved accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum. Read More »

New Exhibit Rolling into the Museum this February

Come and enjoy the special exhibit Roll, Drop, Bounce; an active learning laboratory that provides ball-tossing, wheel-spinning fun for all ages! Read More »

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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight

The Maydew-Jeblick Award honors the memory of two volunteers whose impact on the Museum was significant.  The generous and caring spirits of Randall C. Maydew and Harold Jeblick live on through the individual that is recognized annually. The award was created at the request of the National Atomic Museum Foundation Board of Trustees. 

Maydew-Jeblick Awardees are recognized for duration and impact of service, resources leveraged, consistency of commitment, dependability and conscientiousness.

The Museum is honored to present the 2012 Maydew-Jeblick Award to Tom St. Aubin. Tom has been a dedicated volunteer since May 2010.  Although he started in customer-service related volunteer position, Tom quickly recognized other needs within the Museum which matched his skills and interests.  Working primarily behind the scenes, Tom now assists with exhibits, special projects, and general maintenance on a regular basis.  He has, on several occasions, received a phone call from the Museum staff and immediately headed to the Museum to lend his assistance.

Tom is truly committed to the Museum and to it success.  No project is too large or too small for Tom’s attention.  In 2011, Tom led a team of volunteers who restored the Nike Hercules.  This special project was the first full-scale restoration project to occur in Heritage Park.  In 2012,Tom led a second special restoration project which resulted in the Titan II (ICMB) being moved to its transtainers for permanent display.   The success of these projects is a model for future projects.
Tom has made significant contributions to the Museum in his short tenure.  Tom’s leadership, his willingness to accept new challenges, and his generous nature sets an example for other volunteers.  We are very pleased to have Tom as part of our volunteer team.

Previous Maydew/Jeblick Recipients:

2011:  Milo Meyers

2010: Duane Hughes                          

2009: Jeri Loeber

2008: Charlie Zaffery  

2007: Harry Mumma

2006: Charlie Schmidt

2005: D. Ellett

2004: George Vavra

2003: Hal Behl

2002: Jean Tower

2001: Gerry Taylor        




As a member, you can contribute to the unique experience we offer, and help educate and inspire visitors like yourself for years to come. In addition to unlimited free visits at our museum and free admission to science museums across the country, members receive special benefits ranging from discounts at our gift store, to extra guest passes, to special members only events. Join at a level you’re comfortable with, and become a member today!

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Make a Donation

Make a Donation

The construction of the new building cost the Museum $10.5 million and although the move is virtually complete, there are still opportunities to participate in the Capital Campaign.

Your gift could:

  • Receive permanent recognition on the beautiful NVision Plaza, at the front of the Museum.
  • Support an exhibit that interests you.
  • Place your name or your company name on the Paver Path through the amazing collection of artifacts in the 9-acre Heritage Park outside the Museum.
  • Provide for the restoration of the USS James K. Polk submarine sail.
  • Give a donation in any amount as a part of our on-going appeal -- and we'll put your support to good use!

For any of these opportunities, contact Charles Lowery, Director of Development, at 505-245-2137, ext. 110.

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Our volunteers are a critical part of the overall museum operations. We depend upon their varied talents and willingness to share those talents in a multitude of ways at the museum..

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