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Welcome to The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

The nation’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age,
from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

Upcoming Events

Science is Everywhere Camps

Education Programs

Special Exhibits

Special Exhibit: At Play in the Atomic Age
Open through December 31
Special Exhibit: At Play in the Atomic Age

The toys of the Atomic Age reflect the times and culture of their day. The Atomic Age was born with the Manhattan Project and blasted into the public’s consciousness in 1945. Almost as soon as the public became aware of the existence of the bomb, all things “atomic” became marketable. Our special exhibit, At Play in the Atomic Age, features over one hundred artifacts from the permanent collection of the Nuclear Museum and artifacts acquired on loan specifically for this exhibition. Come join us for this fascinating look at the toys, books, games, and music of the Atomic Age.

Waste Isolation Pilot Project-WIPP Exhibit
Newly Renovated Exhibit
Waste Isolation Pilot Project-WIPP Exhibit

Journey into a world where technology meets environmental stewardship. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) exhibit, was recently renovated to educate visitors on revolutionary waste management practices to ensure the safest disposal solutions to man-made radioactive materials. Explore a captivating exhibit that showcases the state-of-the-art containment systems, and rigorous monitoring protocols that ensure the protection of human health and the environment.

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant-WIPP Exhibit

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Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

Adults 18-59 - $17
Seniors 60+ - $15
Youth 6-17 - $15
Veterans - $10
Active Military (and dependents) - $10
Children under age 5 are free
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*A valid photo ID with a resident address is required for New Mexico resident admission prices.

We recommend admissions be purchased within the same week they are to be used, but you will not be turned away if your visit takes place after the one-week timeframe.

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Visitation policies at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History are designed to protect visitors and staff and secure and preserve the collections and facilities entrusted in our care. Violation of these guidelines could result in removal from the Museum.

Firearm Policy The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is located on federal property. The Museum restricts visitors from carrying firearms and weapons while on Museum property. Weapons include, but are not limited to, guns, knives, or swords, explosives, and any chemical whose purpose is to cause harm to another person.

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123

Phone: 505-245-2137

Museum Store: 505-245-2137 ext.106
Administrative Offices: 505-245-2137 ext. 103
Group Tours: 505-245-2137 ext. 103

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