Support The Museum

Silent Auction and Gala Raffle

Every year, the prestigious Einstein Gala hosts a unique and beautiful silent auction, providing guests with a variety of intriguing items to purchase in support of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History's education programs. As the largest fundraising event of the year - where all proceeds go to the museum's STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education programs - staff and volunteers work diligently to provide amazing trips, beautiful artwork, breathtaking jewelry, once-in-a-lifetime packages and more! Below is just a sample of some of our very unique items presented in this year's Einstein Gala Silent Auction.

In 2018, the museum will also raffle off an amazing stay at a Majestic Montana Cabin Escape. Please see below for more information. 

If you are interested in making a donation of your own to the Einstein Gala Silent Auction, in support of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, please contact the Silent Auction Chairperson at 505-245-2137, extension 113, or dmcvay@nuclearmuseum.org.

All Silent Auction Donors will Receive:

  • Acknowledgement in the Einstein Gala Program
  • Display in Silent Auction
  • Listing on Einstein Gala Signage
  • Potential Mention in Museum Social Media Posts

RAFFLE for 2018 Einstein Gala:  Majestic Montana Cabin Escape

Nestled in the spectacular Rocky Mountains between three mountain ranges - Pintlers, Sapphire Range, Flint Creek Range, lies this gorgeous Montana home. With extraordinary views of both Georgetown Lake to West, Silver Lake to East, this makes for a perfect getaway for a family or group of friends. Local activities comprise plenty of fishing, hiking, boating, hunting (in season) and golfing at nationally renowned Jack Niklaus course. All available within a few miles of the cabin. Sleeps six comfortably for seven days and six nights.

Airfare not included.

Blackout dates:

Dec. 15, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019

June 27 - July 9, 2018

July 14 - July 23, 2018

For additional details please contact the Director of Development at 505-245-2137, extension 110.

Purchase your raffle tickets here.


List of donations for the 2018 Einstein Gala

Eat, Drink, and be Merry

  • Gift Certificates donated by Zinc, Seasons & Savoy
  • 2 Growlers, Refill Gift Certificate, Brewery Tour, & After Tour Pints donated by Ponderosa Brewing
  • Gift Basket of Hand-Blended Tea donated by Artful Tea
  • Winery Tour & Tasting for 10 People donated by Casa Rondeña Winery
  • Gift Certificates donated by Nexus Brewery & Restaurant
  • Coop Membership donated by Tractor Brewing Company
  • Private Winery Tour & Tasting for 2 People donated by Gruet Winery
  • Private Winery Tour & Tasting for 2 People donated by Gruet Winery
  • Gift Certificate donated by Corrales Bistro Brewery
  • Gift Card donated by Canteen Brewhouse
  • Gift Card donated by Canteen Brewhouse
  • Brewery Tour & Private Tasting for 6 People, Hats, Pint Glasses, & Hoodie donated by Santa Fe Brewing Company
  • 2 T-Shirts & 2 Hats donated by Rio Bravo Brewing
  • Gift Card & Private Brewery Tour donated by Marble Brewery
  • Gift Card donated by Pappas Restaurants, Inc.
  • Gift Card donated by Vintage 423
  • 10 Person Group Meal donated by Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q
  • Dinner for 2 Gift Certificate donated by Slate Street Cafe
  • "Doughnuts with the Director" donated by Jim Walther, Director of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Gift Cards donated by Cocina Azul
  • Gift Box donated by New Mexico Piñon Coffee
  • Mug Club Membership, Growler, & Pint Glass donated by Red Door Brewing Company
  • Gift Card donated by Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
  • Gift Basket donated by Bombs Away Beer Company
  • Gift Certificates donated by The Copperage and Scarpas Restaurants
  • Gift Certificate for 2 People to attend Chef Daniel's Sunday Wine Dinner donated by Torinos' at Home
  • "Great Minds of the Manhattan Project" Gift Basket donated by Molly Brunell, Commercial Operations Buyer for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • "Chemistry of a Tasty Cocktail" Gift Basket donated by Molly Brunell, Commercial Operations Buyer for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Gift Card for 2 Adult Afternoon Teas donated by the St. James Tea Room
  • Gift Certificates to Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria donated by Cumulus Media
  • Case of 16 oz Jars of Mild, Medium, & Hot Salsa donated by El Pinto
  • Gift Card donated by Pelican's

Family Outings & Adventures

  • Family Membership, Store Gift Certificate & Cashmere Scarf donated by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation
  • 4 Tickets for the ABQ Trolley & the Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk Tours donated by the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory
  • Fun Card donated by Main Event Entertainment
  • 4 Tickets to Isotopes Game, Hat, & Balloon Bank donated by the Albuquerque Isotopes
  • Family Membership & Plush Penguin donated by the New Mexico BioPark Society
  • 2 Round Trip Tram Rides donated by Sandia Peak Aerial Tram
  • 10-Person Behind the Scenes Tour of New Mexico Musuem of Natural History & Science with Margie Marino, Executive Director, donated by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation
  • Indian Pottery & 4 Museum Passes donated by the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • Familia Membership donated by the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation
  • Family Membership donated by Explora
  • 2 All Day Ride Passes donated by Cliff's Amusement Park
  • Fun Gift Bag donated by the Tinkertown Museum
  • 5 Registrations for "Science is Everywhere" Children's Camps for the month of June donated by the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Power Cards and Vouchers for Food, Beverage, and Gaming donated by Dave and Busters
  • 4 Single Game Tickets to a 2018 Men’s Regular Season Home Soccer Game donated by the University of New Mexico Lobos
  • 4 Single Game Tickets to a 2018 Women’s Regular Season Home Soccer Game donated by the University of New Mexico Lobos
  • 4 Single Game Tickets to the 2018 UNM-Incarnate Word Football Game donated by the University of New Mexico Lobos
  • 4 Single Game Tickets to a 2018 Volleyball Regular Season Home Game donated by the University of New Mexico Lobos
  • Family Membership, Pin, and Poster donated by the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation
  • Tickets to the New Mexico State University-University of New Mexico Football Game donated by New Mexico State University
  • 4 One-Day Park Hopper Tickets donated by Disneyland Resorts
  • Family Four Pack Season Tickets donated by the Albuquerque Sol Football Club
  • Gift Certificate for a Scenic Glider Flight donated by Sundance Aviation Inc. 
  • 4 Dug Out Reserve Tickets donated by the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • 2 Round Trip Tickets donated by the Historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • 2 Coach Class Tickets & Lunch donated by the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
  • 10-Game Miniature Golf Family Fun Pack donated by the Hinkle Family Fun Center
  • 10-Game Miniature Golf Family Fun Pack donated by the Hinkle Family Fun Center

Serving You

  • 11x14 Family Portrait Photo Shoot donated by Robin Jackson Photography
  • Microdermabrasion & $50 Gift Certificate towards a Botox Cosmetic Treatment donated by AlluraDerm MD Med Spa
  • 1 Hour Facial or Massage donated by Massage Envy
  • 2500 sq ft Residential Cleaning donated by Sandia Green Clean
  • Facility Rental donated by the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Gift Certificates for a Weekend Getaway Package and Private or Group Training Class and Merchandise donated by Camp Bow Wow
  • Oil Change donated by Pep Boys
  • Private High Tea for up to 15 People donated by Special Touch Catering
  • 1 Hour Family Photography Session & Free 20x30 Canvas donated by Bryan's Photography, LLC.
  • Gift Certificate donated by Rehm's Nursery
  • Luxurious Gift Basket donated by Casa Verde Salon and Spa
  • Gift Card donated by Beck 'n Call Pet Services
  • 2 60-minute Guitar or Bass Lessons donated by Rebel's Music LLC
  • Family Photo Session & 8x10 Portrait donated by Kim Jew Photography
  • Gift Card for a 1 Hour Massage donated by Elements Massage
  • Gift Basket donated by Rich Ford
  • PR Card donated by Ten Thousand Waves
  • Gift Basket donated by Rich Ford
  • Gift Certificate for a Precision Haircut and an Eyebrow Wax, Mini Shampoo and Conditioner, & Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacsondonated by Laru Ni Hati Salon
  • Lavender Gift Basket donated by Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

Athletic Excursions

  • 2 Rounds of Golf donated by Paako Ridge Golf Club
  • 1 Round of Golf for 4 People donated by The Canyon Club at Four Hills
  • 2 Month Unlimited Membership donated by Yoga by Julia
  • 2 Hour Curling Lesson donated by the Roadrunner Curling Club
  • 4 Private Single or Couple Dance Lesson donated by CSP Dance Studios
  • 2 Day Passes with Rentals donated by Stone Age Climbing Gym
  • Private Group Yoga Class donated by Sattva Yoga
  • 1 hour and 15 minute Horseback Ride donated by Broken Saddle Riding Company Incorporated
  • 1 month Group Membership and Merchandise donated by Upward Motion Personal Training
  • Gift Certificates to Fall Out Trampoline Arena donated by Cumulus Media
  • One-Year Individual Membership donated by the YMCA of Central New Mexico
  • Gift Certificate for a Tennis Lesson with Alex Mansfield donated by the Tennis Club of Albuquerque
  • Gift Certificate for a Tennis Lesson with Juliana Guerin donated by the Tennis Club of Albuquerque
  • 2 Hour Horseback Ride for 2 People donated by Acacia Riding Adventures

Out on the Town

  • 2 Tickets to Norma donated by Opera Southwest
  • 4 Tickets to a Performance donated by the Albuquerque Little Theatre
  • Private Dance Lesson donated by Arthur Murray Dance Studio
  • Single Admission donated by The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show
  • 2 Tickets to "Lensic Presents" Performance donated by the Lensic Performing Arts Center
  • 2 Tickets and Backstage Tour donated by The Santa Fe Opera
  • 2 Tickets to Tao Drumheart donated by Popejoy Presents
  • 2 Premium Tickets for a Tablao Flamenco Performance donated by the National Institute of Flamenco
  • 4 Chair Seats to Memorial Day Weekend Concert at Zoo donated by the New Mexico Philharmonic
  • 2 Tickets to Trinity Section Dinner in April 2018 donated by the American Nuclear Society: Trinity Section
  • 2 Tickets to Trinity Section Dinner in April 2018 donated by the American Nuclear Society: Trinity Section
  • Gift Card for 2 Classes donated by Kelly Jo Designs by Wine
  • 2 Adult Admission Passes, 2 Coffee Mugs, & Autographed Al Unser Book and Helmet donated by the Unser Racing Museum
  • Escape Room Game for up to 6 Players donated by EsQape It!
  • Bike & Wine Tour for 4 People donated by Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals
  • Albuquerque "Biking Bad" Tour for 2 People donated by Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals

Vacation Getaways

  • One-Night R&R Package & Ojitos Soak for 2 People donated by Sunrise Springs Spa & Resort
  • One-Night Stay & Spa Treatment for 2 People donated by the Isleta Resort & Casino
  • 2-Night Stay in Deluxe King Room donated by The Historic Taos Inn
  • 7-9 Night Stay at The Verandah in Antigua donated by Elite Island Resorts
  • 7-10 Night Stay at Saint James's Club in Saint Lucia donated by Elite Island Resorts
  • 7-9 Night Stay at Pineapple Beach Club in Antigua donated by Elite Island Resorts
  • 7 Night Stay at Los Establos Boutique Inn in Panama donated by Elite Island Resorts
  • 7-10 Night Stay at the Club Barbados Resort & Spa donated by Elite Island Resorts
  • 7-9 Night Stay at Saint James's Club in Antigua donated by Elite Island Resorts
  • 7-10 Night Stay at Palm Island in the Grenadines donated by Elite Island Resorts
  • Hotel Room & Dinner for 2 People donated by Route 66 Casino Hotel
  • One-Night Stay & Breakfast for 2 People donated by Hotel Andaluz
  • One-Night Stay & Golf Outing for 2 People donated by the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
  • One-Night Weekend Stay & Breakfast for 2 People donated by the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
  • One-Night Weekend Stay & Breakfast for 2 People donated by the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
  • One-Night Weekend Stay & Breakfast for 2 People donated by the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
  • One-Night Stay & Breakfast for 2 People at the ABQ Grill donated by the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
  • Five-Day Stay at the Cabin, Claimjumper #3, in Red River, New Mexico donated by Ken Sersun, Franchise Owner of Chick-Fil-A Central & Eubank
  • One-Night Stay & Breakfast for 2 People donated by La Posada de Santa Fe
  • One-Night Stay & Breakfast donated by Mauger Estate Bed & Breakfast
  • One-Night Stay & Breakfast donated by Red Horse Vineyard Bed & Breakfast
  • Gift Card donated by the Sandia Resort & Casino

The Art Gallery

  • Autographed Photo of Antonio Brown donated by the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 30x40 Painting called "Destinations of a Tuscan Taxi" donated by Houshang Gallery
  • Medium Giclee donated by RC Gorman Navajo Galleries
  • Gift Certificate donated by Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
  • 4 Handpainted Kimonos on Silk donated by the Albert I. Pierce Foundation
  • 30" Persian Antique Platter donated by the Albert I. Pierce Foundation
  • Japanese Vase with Lid donated by the Albert I. Pierce Foundation
  • Japanese Vase Collection donated by the Albert I. Pierce Foundation
  • Wall Hanging with Mandarin Text donated by the Albert I. Pierce Foundation
  • Table Top Sculpture donated by TEMA Furniture
  • Nathan MacKinnon Autographed Hockey Puck donated by the Colorado Avalanche
  • Signed & Numbered Downe Burns Serigraph donated by Visit Albuquerque
  • The Santiquario at Chimayo Framed Oil on Paper Painting donated by Jim Walther, Director of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Cerro Padernal Majesty Framed Oil on Canvas Painting donated by Jim Walther, Director of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Linda Boyes Glass Dish with Lid donated by Weems Gallery & Framing
  • Oceanscape by Leo Neufeld Oil Painting donated by Judge Hank Bohnhoff & Jennifer Bohnhoff
  • Green Swirl Glass Art donated by the Achievement Gallery
  • Custom Framed RC Gorman Print donated by the Achievement Gallery
  • Framed Print of a Painting by a Local Artist donated by Judith Mead, Board of Trustees Emerita for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Hand Forged Traditional Triangular Dinner Bell donated by Greg Shuman, Deputy Director of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • New Mexico-Made Framed Fine Art Print & Box of Greeting Cards donated by Studio Vaillancourt
  • Framed, Signed, & Numbered Photographic Image entitled Meditation (The Trinity Flag) donated by Gregg & Christine Albracht
  • DVD Box Set of Season 1 of the National Geographic Channel Series, The Genius, with the Autograph of the Series' Executive Producer, Sam Sokolow donated by EUE/Sokolow
  • Reusable Bag containing Coffee Table Art Books, Headphones, Hat, Portable Water Container donated by the Institute of American Indian Arts' Museum Store

Accessorize!

  • Women's Cork Fabric Wallet donated by Queork
  • Leather Bracelet with Labadororadite Stone donated by Lilly Barrack
  • 21 oz Hydroflask, SWEAT T-Shirt, Manduka Leggings & Manduka Racerback Shirt donated by Sweat Yoga Studio
  • Mixing Bowels with Kitchen Towels donated by Now We're Cooking
  • Hats, Bags, Quarter-Zip Pullover Shirt, and Jacket donated by New Mexico Games
  • Braid Tray donated by Nambe LLC
  • Origami Owl Large Locket with Deep Blue Swarovski Crystals, Crystal Circle & 6 Blue Sparkle Packs donated by Elena Seaberg, Director of Business & Administration for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Gift Certificate & Copper and Turquoise Tresca Costume Necklace donated by Silk Road Connection
  • Navajo Men’s Turquoise & Silver Wristband donated by Judith Mead, Board of Trustees Emerita for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • 2 Standard Height Steel & Reclaimed Barn Wood Pub Chairs donated by Giorgio Giannini

Summer Camp - May 29 - August 10

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Science is Everywhere" Summer Camp 2018 for children who are 6 to 12 years old. Experience the wonders of science in week-long sessions, May 29 - August 10. Sessions include "Code of the Robot," "Chemistry and Intrigue," "Science of the X-scape," "STEMinists," "Spy Kids" and many more!

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100.3 The PEAK FREE Summer Fun Road Show

100.3 The PEAK, an iHeartRadio station, will host its 2018 Free Summer Fun Road Show at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History on Friday, June 22, from 6 am to 10 am. All members of the community are welcome to visit the museum for FREE from 6 am to 10 am on the morning of Friday, June 22, as Albuquerque's own Jackie, Tony and Donnie host their popular morning show inside the museum. Doors will open at 6 am.

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B-47E Stratojet Restoration

Help us restore New Mexico’s only Boeing B-47E Stratojet, serial number 53-2280, one of only 23 surviving B-47 airplanes in existence! This airplane will be the focus of a special initiative within “Operation Preservation” – a multi-year campaign to repaint and refurbish the iconic aircraft in the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s nine-acre outdoor exhibit area, Heritage Park.

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