Tuesday, October 27 - Delayed Opening

Tuesday, December 27 - Due to inclement weather, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will open at 10 am.

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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.

"Science is Everywhere" Camps

In-Person, Extended Care Program
Balance between the student's distance learning and fun STEM activities.

As school comes back into session for the 2020-2021 school year, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History would like to offer parents and guardians of children in Kindergarten through 7th grade an opportunity to obtain childcare in our new, in-person Extended Care Program. Starting on Tuesday, September 8, and likely to run through the school year, the museum will accept a limited number of K-7th grade students each day for full-day extended learning programs. These programs run every Tuesday and Thursday, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm each day, and they will offer a balance between online distance learning with the child's school (we will help with their entire distance learning experience from the comfort of the museum), STEM specific curriculum and activities provided by the museum, and fun physical activities each day.

Special Exhibits

The Dark Cube
New Special Exhibition Now Open
The Dark Cube

This exhibition focuses on a dense, two-inch charcoal-black cube made of pure uranium metal that Nazi scientists suspended with 663 other similar cubes during World War II in an effort to create the world’s first atomic bomb.

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Heritage Park
Nine-acre Outdoor Exhibit Area
Heritage Park

Complete with planes, rockets, missiles, cannons and nuclear sub sail, this wide-open exhibit area will attract plane buffs and historians alike. The museum collection is the largest aircraft collection for public viewing in the state of New Mexico.

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Nuclear Science Week
International, Virtual Event: October 19-23

Nuclear Science Week is an international, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. Founded by the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in 2009, Nuclear Science week takes place every year on the third week in October, and it explores what it means to “Think Clean. Think Solutions. Think Nuclear.” We do this by educating the public on 5 pillars of nuclear science: Carbon-Free Energy, Global Leadership, Transformative Healthcare, Innovation & Technology, and Space Exploration.


Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
The Museum will close early at 3:00 pm on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Adults 18-59 - $14
Seniors 60+ - $12
Youth 6-17 - $10
Children 5 and under - Free
Veterans - $8
Active Military (and dependents) - $7
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*A valid photo ID with a resident address is required for New Mexico resident admission prices.

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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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