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General FAQ’s

Where is the Museum located?

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is located at 601 Eubank at Southern Blvd. SE, six blocks south of Central Ave in Albuquerque. We are just east of Kirtland Air Force Base and in the Sandia Science and Technology Park. The exit off of Interstate 40 is #165. Our zip code is 87123. The phone number is (505) 245-2137.

What are the hours of operation?

The museum is open daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The museum is closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Is photography allowed inside the museum?

Yes. Feel free to take as many pictures as you like.

What is the mission of the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History?

The mission of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is to serve as America’s resource for nuclear history and science. The Museum presents exhibits and quality educational programs that convey the diversity of individuals and events that shape the historical and technical context of the nuclear age.

The Museum strives to tell the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of the technology. The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the only Smithsonian Affiliate Museum in the city of Albuquerque. The Museum was chartered by Congress in 1991 as the official Atomic Museum of the United States. The Museum is nationally accredited through the American Alliance of Museums.

The Museum is also a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers.  It is a non-profit, 501(c)3, operated by the National Atomic Museum Foundation. The Museum hosts approximately 60,000 guests from around the world each year and presents programs to approximately 10,000 children.  The Museum runs a science summer camp program within the state, with 300 day-campers learning about robotics, flight, engineering, medicine and general science.

Nuclear After Dark - Trinity Files, October 6, 2017

Become immersed in history and visit the museum after hours as we premiere our replica of the 100ft Trinity Tour, host an outdoor screening of "Modern Marvels" The Manhattan Project, welcome local food trucks and brewery and invite visitors of all ages to learn, think, imagine and draw your own conclusions. 

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STEaM Photography Competition - Notification of Selected Photos is September 27

All photographers who submitted photos for the 2017 STEaM Photography Show will be notified no later than September 27 if their work has been accepted into the STEaM Photo Exhibition. Click here for more information.

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Nuclear Science Week, October 16-20

During Nuclear Science Week, the museum invites students in grades 6-12 with their schools to visit the museum for special activities themed around nuclear science. Field trips during this time include free busing and admission for accepted groups thanks to the generous support of our donors.

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