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Silent Auction

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.

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

Auction Items from the 2017 Einstein Gala:

  • Two Nights Stay-cation donated by Heritage Hotel and Resort
  • Montana Cabin Get Away donated by Mike Strizich
  • Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight for Two donated by Private Balloon Flights
  • Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight for Two donated by Private Balloon Flights
  • 2017 American Music Awards donated by VIP Sports Marketing
  • Last Glance donated by Rare World Treasures
  • Mother's Instinct donated by Rare World Treasures
  • Four 1-Day Park Hopper Tickets donated by Disneyland Resort
  • Kennedy Space Station Astronaut Adventure
  • Hamilton on Broadway
  • Napa Valley Epicurean Adventure
  • Handmade Tote donated by Judith Mead
  • Gift Card donated by Nexus Brewery
  • High Tea for 15 People donated by Special Touch Catering
  • Private Wine Class for 20 People donated by Total Wine & More
  • Winery Tour & Tasting donated by Gruet Winery
  • Winery Tour & Tasting donated by Gruet Winery
  • Breakfast for Two Gift Basket donated by Pinon Coffee House
  • Growler and Fill donated by Canteen Brewhouse
  • Two Tickets to Trinity Tour in April
  • 4 Tickets to Trinity Section ANS Dinner
  • Family Membership, Limited Edition Pin and Poster donated by the ABQ Balloon Museum
  • 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos
  • One Museum Rental donated by the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Trinitite and Poster
  • Donuts with the Director donated by Director of the Museum; Jim Walther
  • "The Jewel of the Turquoise Trail" donated by Jim Walther
  • Gourmet Gift Basket
  • Autographed Picture of Cubs Outfielder donated by the Chicago Cubs
  • Boudoir or Newborn Photoshoot donated by Fallen Star Photography
  • Five 50 Minute Private Dance Lessons donated by CSP Dance Studios
  • Two Tickets to "The Miracle Worker" donated by Albuquerque Little Theatre
  • Gift Certificate donated by Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory
  • Gift Certificate donated by Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory
  • 2 Coach Tickets donated by the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • Sci-Fi Spectacular donated by New Mexico Philharmonic
  • Family Membership donated by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History
  • Three Family Passes donated by the Albuquerque Museum
  • One Familia Membership donated by the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation
  • Free registration to Jewelry Class donated by Rio Grande, Inc.
  • Two Communal Soaks donated by Betty's Day Spa
  • Medical Microdermabrasion and Botox Cosmetic Treatment donated by AlluraDerm MD Spa
  • Gift Card to Salon and Spa and Aveda Products Wrapped in Terra Cotta Pot donated by Casa Verde Spa

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

Atomic STEaM Photography Show, Open Now through December 31

The "Atomic STEaM Photography Show," a special photo art exhibit, is now on display through December 31, 2017. Individuals, both local and from all over the world, shared their photographic talent and eye for everything science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEaM), and a select number of photographs were chosen through the juried competition to be displayed at the museum.

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"Science is Everywhere" Winter Day Camps - Registration Now Open!

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Science is Everywhere" Winter Day Camp 2017 for children who are 6-12 years old. Experience the wonders of science in one-day sessions, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., December 18-22 and 27-29, 2017. Sessions include "Code of the Robot," "Holiday Exploration," "Balloon Blast!" "Eureka!" and many more!

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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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