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Group Tours

GROUP ADMISSION "WINTER SALE"!

Make a reservation for a guided or self-guided tour at the Museum during the months of  January, February or March 2016, and receive $1 off per person. Prepayment is required. Mention the “Winter Sale” when booking your reservation. Call 505-245-2137, extension 122, with questions.

 

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 can choose to wander the Museum at your own pace on a Self-Guided Tour or choose one of our Docent-Guided Tour Experiences. We can even customize a tour to meet your group’s interest.

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.)

Self-Guided Group Tour + Your Choice of Film

Your group will view your choice of film (see selections below) and tour the Museum at their own pace. Docents may also be available to answer any questions your group members have about the exhibits. (Please allow two hours for your visit. Films are booked based on the availability of the Theatre.)

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 four 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.)
  • The Ultimate Tour – See the entire Museum as narrated by your Docent. This tour will include all of the components of both the History Tour and the Science Tour.  Your Docent will provide your group with a fascinating tour and an in-depth look at our exhibits. (Please allow two hours for your visit.)

Docent-Guided Tour + Your Choice of Film

Your group will view your choice of film (see selections below) and be guided through the Museum by one of our knowledgeable Docents. (Please allow two hours for your visit. Films are booked based on the availability of the Theatre.)

Film Selections – You may opt to add a film to your Self- or Docent-Guided Tour experience.

We offer 3 choices:

  • Modern Marvels: Manhattan Project – View a 45-minute production of the History Channel covering the super-secret atomic bomb project during World War II.
  • Modern Marvels: Nuclear Technology – View a 45-minute production of the History Channel covering the wide impact that nuclear science has had in fields as diverse as medicine, technology, and energy production.
  • Pandora’s Promise – View a 90-minute production by director Robert Stone. This film is a fascinating documentary centering on today’s nuclear power debate, which was reignited by the failure of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant following the 2011 tsunami.

To make your reservation, and for pricing information, contact Melissa Donahoo, Group Tour Sales Coordinator, 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 Education Programs, please see our Education Guide, or please contact Melissa Donahoo at 505-245-2137, extension 122.


Trinity Tour

For information about the Museum’s annual Trinity Tour, please contact Molly Brunell, Trinity Tour Operator, at 505-245-2137, extension 109.

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