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Group Tours

Bring your group to the Museum for an exciting learning experience. The Museum offers group rates for any group of 10 or more. Your group may choose to wander the Museum at your own pace on a Self-Guided Tour or experience one of our Docent-Guided Tours.

Self-Guided Group Tour

Tour the Museum exhibits at your own pace. Your group members can choose the Museum Galleries in which they would like to spend their time – or they can visit them all! Docents may also be available to answer any questions your group members have about the exhibits. (Please allow 60-90 minutes for your visit.)

Cost: $10.00 per person 

Scout troops receive a special group rate for self-guided tours. For more information, please contact Tours and Groups Coordinator, Stephen Whitman, at swhitman@nuclearmuseum.org or by phone at (505) 245-2137, extension 103.

Docent-Guided Tour

Our knowledgeable and friendly Docents will guide your group through the Museum. The Docent will narrate the exhibits for you and provide additional insights into the stories behind the objects on display.  For your enjoyment, we offer three different tour options:

  • The History Tour – Learn how nuclear chemistry shaped our future. This tour focuses on scientific discoveries of the atom, the Manhattan Project and Trinity Test, as well as the Cold War era and the airplanes, missiles and rockets on display in the Museum’s Heritage Park. (Please allow 60-75 minutes for your visit.)
  • The Science Tour – Nuclear chemistry has a wide range of applications. This tour focuses on the science behind peaceful applications such as nuclear medicine and nuclear power. The tour will also touch on atomic history and radiation. (Please allow 60-75 minutes for your visit.)
  • The General Tour – This tour provides visitors with a general overview of the Museum’s exhibits. Your Docent will provide you with a brief history of the Manhattan Project and the Trinity Test; guide you through the Museum’s Heritage Park where the airplanes are on display and discuss with you the peaceful applications of nuclear science, including nuclear power and medicine. This general overview does not include as much detail as our other tours, but it is perfect for any group with a broad interest in the Museum. (Please allow 60-75 minutes for your visit.)

Cost: $12.00 per person

To make your reservation please contact Tours and Groups Coordinator, Stephen Whitman, at swhitman@nuclearmuseum.org or by phone at (505) 245-2137, extension 103.  Pre-payment is required to secure the group rate, and payment must be made at the time of scheduling.


Education Programs

For more information about educational programming or tours available for school groups (grades 2-12), please CLICK HERE, or contact Mollie Fullerton at mfullerton@nuclearmuseum.org


Trinity Tour

For information about the Museum’s annual Trinity Tour, please contact Stephen Whitman, Trinity Tour Operator, at swhitman@nuclearmuseum.org

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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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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Movie Under the Wings - June 16

Join the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History for Movie Under the Wings, an amazing outdoor event featuring the blockbuster movie, “Apollo 13.” Saturday, June 16, under the airplanes in Heritage Park. Doors will open at 7:30 pm for this unique museum experience, and the movie will begin at dark.

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