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“Back to the Future” Movie Event of the Summer in Heritage Park

May 19, 2015

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host “Movie Under the Wings,” a unique outdoor movie event where visitors will view the iconic movie, Back to the Future, among such historic aircraft as the B-29 Superfortress, an F-16 Fighting Falcon and many more. “Movie Under the Wings,” will take place in the Museum’s outdoor exhibit area, Heritage Park, on Saturday, June 20. Doors will open at 7:30 pm and the movie will begin at dark.

“It is with great excitement that we invite the public to come and experience an evening unlike any other, and enjoy such a classic movie under the stars, and airplane wings, at our Museum,” said Jim Walther, Museum Director. “As an added bonus, we will display our newly acquired DeLorean sports car, the very model seen in Back to the Future.”

The Museum acquired a 1981 DeLorean DMC 12, an American sports car manufactured by John DeLorean’s DeLorean Motor Company, this spring with the plan to add this unique vehicle to the permanent Atomic Pop Culture exhibit.

“Movie Under the Wings” will also provide family-friendly activities and local entertainment before the movie begins, an opportunity to enjoy cuisine from local food trucks and the opportunity to independently tour the Museum. The Museum is asking moviegoers to bring portable outdoor chairs for comfort and to please leave all four-legged friends at home.

The proceeds of the film’s showing will be used to support restoration of the Museum’s iconic aircraft. The Museum’s staff is currently focusing its efforts on restoring the B-29 Superfortress, one of only 17 complete aircraft left in existence still suitable for display.

This event is free with paid Museum admission. Because this is a special fundraising event, it is not covered by Museum membership or other passes. June 20 admission may be purchased at the door or in advance here

For more information on the Museum’s “Movie Under the Wings,” please contact Beunka Sinclair at 505-245-2137, extension 105.

"Science is Everywhere" Winter Day Camps - December 23, 26, 27, 30 and January 2,3

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Science is Everywhere" Winter Day Camp 2019 for children who Pre-K through 7th grade. Experience the wonders of science in one-day sessions, December 23, 26, 27, 30 and January 2,3. Sessions include "Prankenstein" "Rocket Science," "Robots are Everywhere" "Electrifying" and many more!

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Collaboration with the Atomic Heritage Foundation

With an agreement signed on June 24, 2019, the Atomic Heritage Foundation and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History forged a new collaboration to preserve the history of the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Age. This significant agreement ensures the Atomic Heritage Foundation’s extensive collection of oral histories (Voices of the Manhattan Project), interpretive vignettes (Ranger in Your Pocket), and articles about the Manhattan Project and its legacy will remain available to the public for the foreseeable future.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Camp - January 20

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is pleased to offer single-day themed camps for the Winter Break, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Presidents Day. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day camp is geared to campers in grades 1-3 and grades 4-7, and this camp is "Things that Go Boom!" Everyone loves a good explosion. Witness big booms and make little ones. Using chemistry and physics you will learn about what makes it go boom. Come have a blast!

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