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Media Inquiries

Media Filming Request Form

We love to work with journalists and filmmakers to share the unique and compelling story of the Atomic Age.

We are dedicated to educating the public about the story of the Atomic Age from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful use of nuclear technology. We are welcoming to the news media and wish to provide reasonable access to our facility. However, we may regulate media access so as not to disrupt museum visitors, research, and programs, and to protect the safety and privacy of museum guests.

The following guidelines pertain to any individual or group conducting interviews, making audio or video recordings, or taking photographs for dissemination to the public via commercial or non-commercial news and information outlets, including online.

General Guidelines

Contact us in advance. We encourage you to contact our Director of Communications in advance so we can help facilitate your visit. All media personnel must present credentials and check-in with our front desk. The Director of Communications will be contacted to meet you.

Media vehicles must be parked legally. Parking at the museum is monitored and it is extremely important that traffic flow, sidewalks, driveways, fire lanes, and disability access are not blocked.

Equipment must not damage Museum property. Additional restrictions on the use of television cameras, still cameras, flash photography, and other special lighting and audio equipment may be implemented on a case-by-case basis to minimize disruption or protect safety or security.

Access may be limited for commercial filming. It is important to fill out a filming application request to ensure that you can film in your desired locations.

Filming at the Museum is prohibited without prior authorization.


I am a member of the press. How can I interview a spokesperson or film in the Museum?

To request an interview with a spokesperson or to be granted access to film inside the Museum, please contact the Director of Communications. We will evaluate your request to see which of our spokespeople can best meet your needs and set up the interview and/or filming date. Please note that same-day interview requests may not be possible.

I am with a production company or am an individual seeking to use the Museum as a filming location. How can I get more details about filming at the Museum?

The Museum receives frequent requests from individuals or production companies interested in commercial filming or conducting photo shoots in and around the Museum. We are happy to accommodate these shoots when we can, but to protect the integrity of the Museum's mission and philosophy, the Museum must evaluate each request on a case-by-case basis to determine feasibility, appropriateness, and if any, fees involved.

Please contact the Director of Communications at least two weeks in advance at least for authorization to shoot photos or video footage. You must complete a film request form to obtain permission Media identification is required by Security/Administration upon arrival.

Does the Museum have resident experts available for media or public commentary?

Yes, we have a wide range of experts in nuclear science and history, education, museum administration, and exhibit development. Please contact our Director of Communications with your area of interest and we will try to meet your needs.

Does the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History offer tickets to members of the media?

To request tickets to visit the Museum, please contact the Director of Communications to discuss the reason for your visit at least 48 hours in advance of the date for which you’d like tickets. Please note that due to a high volume of ticket requests and our status as a non-profit institution, we cannot offer blanket media complimentary passes. We also cannot guarantee tickets for same-day requests.

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Photo FAQs

Do you offer current high-resolution images to accompany my article, segment, or other finished projects?

Yes. Images presented are for express use in promoting the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. All images must be properly credited. Images may not be reproduced by third parties without express written permission from the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. To request Museum images, please contact the Director of Communications.

Does the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History have images available for editorial or commercial use?

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is a treasure trove of rare, historical images as well as photos of vintage and contemporary nuclear and scientific history. We have over 25,000 images from our archive that are available for editorial and commercial permissions for a fee. Please contact our Registrar.

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