Closure Update due to COVID-19

We are committed to providing our visitors with safe and enjoyable visits, and it is for this reason the museum interior remains closed under the state's supervision. Heritage Park, the nine-acre outdoor exhibit area, and the Museum's Retail Store are now open daily, from 9 am to 4 pm. Learn more.

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For Teachers

Einstein Express

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s Einstein Express Program offers field trip busing assistance to Title 1 public schools in Albuquerque and the surrounding area. The program provides up to two buses (at the same time) per school per year for transportation to and from the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

Applications and further information are currently available ONLINE!


Nuclear Science Week

Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is a national, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional, national and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. Nuclear Science Week 2020 will take place the week of October 19-23. During this week, the museum invites students in grades 6-12 with their schools to visit the museum for special activities themed around nuclear science. Field trips during this time include free busing and admission for accepted groups thanks to the generous support of our donors.

Applications for Nuclear Science Week 2020 will be available online in August 2020.


Discover STEM Week

Discover STEM Week is an annual celebration of all things STEM - science, technology, engineering and math. During this week, the museum will host students in grades 4-8 for hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Discover STEM Week typically takes place in February. Field trips during this time include free busing and admission for accepted groups thanks to the generous support of our donors.

Applications for Discover STEM Week 2021 will be available online in November 2020.


Education Guide 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 Education Guide is now available!

School groups of all ages are welcome to visit the Museum, and classes of 2nd grade and up may experience the best in science and history educational programming. The many programs we have to offer are sure to get your students thinking, talking and imagining.


Museum Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are great for self-guided tours! Download and print them for your visit or let us know what scavenger hunt you would like when you book your visit so we can have it ready for you.

Scavenger Hunt (Grades K-1): A visual scavenger hunt of museum objects appropriate for kindergarten through first grade.

Museum Mission (Grades 2-3): A scavenger hunt that encourages students to explore the museum. Students will search for objects and speculate about their uses.

Photo Scavenger Hunt (Grades 3 and up): A one-page photo scavenger hunt of the museum featuring straight-forward as well as more abstract photographs of objects for students to find and map. Younger children could complete this scavenger hunt with adult assistance.

ARTifacts (Grades 4 and up): A creative exercise in observation for grades 4 and up.

Museum Operative (Grades 5 - 8): Find objects in the museum and answer multiple-choice questions to reveal a secret code that you must unscramble.

Primary Source Primer (Grades 7-12): An introduction to primary sources found in the museum exhibits appropriate for students grades 7-12.

Mining the Nuclear Museum (Grades 10-12): A series of questions prompts students to explore the museum and think critically about the stories museums tell. Best for students with some knowledge of nuclear science and history (ie. the Manhattan Project, Cold War, nuclear and alternative energy).

Online Resources