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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, Betsy Deiterman, at or by phone at (505) 245-2137, extension 122.

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, Betsy Deiterman, at or by phone at (505) 245-2137, extension 122.  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 available for school groups (grades 2-12), please CLICK HERE, or contact Felicia Savage at

Trinity Tour

For information about the Museum’s annual Trinity Tour, please contact Ashleigh Olguin, Trinity Tour Operator, at 505-245-2137, extension 103, or email aolguin@nuclearmuseumorg.

The October 1, 2016, Trinity Tour is currently sold out. Please call for more information on the upcoming April 1, 2017, Trinity Tour.

Take a Trip to Mars! October 29 & 30

Come and visit Mars with us in Lockheed Martin's Generation Beyond: Mars Experience Bus, a virtual reality experience that provides the opportunity to “travel” to Mars, taking visitors on a tour along the surface of the Red Planet on Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30, from 9 am to 5 pm each day.

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Veterans Day Camp, November 11

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host a very special one-day "Science is Everywhere" Day Camp on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016, from 9 am to 4 pm. Students, ages 6-12, can enjoy their one-day break from school by experiencing "Superhero Training Camp."

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STEaM Photography Competition

We will host a photo art exhibit that invited members of the community to share their photographic talent and eye for everything that is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEaM). Notification of juror’s selected photographs for exhibition will be sent out by October 7, 2016.

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Membership Camp