The Nuclear Museum will Re-open to the Public on Wednesday, December 2nd.

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will re-open to the public on Wednesday, December 2nd, allowing up to 75 guests at one time. For more information, please click here.

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"Science is Everywhere" Winter Day Camps

December 21-23 and 28-30

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is thrilled to provide in-person, "Science is Everywhere" Winter Day Camps, December 21-23 and 28-30. Students K-7 can register for one or more days to experience exciting science and fun activities at the museum from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

All camps are for grades Kindergarten through 7th grade. Our education team has divided camp topics into single-day camps that are multi-age collaborative camper experiences from 7:30 am-5:30 pm. Each in-person camp will maintain strict CDC safety protocols, with small camp ratios. All campers and staff must wear masks and pass a daily COVID-19 screening. Campers will need to bring a lunch, 2 snacks, and a refillable water bottle. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Guida at 505-245-2137, extension 101, or by site cell phone at 505-333-9533.

Each camp is a full-day camp for grades K-7. Pick up no later than 5:30 pm. $65/members and $70/non-members. Please bring a lunch, 2 snacks, and a refillable water bottle.

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Camp Descriptions

December 21 - Ice Pop, Ice Lolly, Paddlepop!

The humble popsicle stick, once the center of an icy treat, now a wand of creativity! You will be surprised at the fun and amazing things you can do with these simple wooden sticks.


December 22 - Imagination Creation

Using your mind and a few simple tools, you will plan and build gizmos and doodads of your own design! From 3D doodles to amazing towers, you will discover how to make your ideas a reality.


December 23 - Holiday Exploration

Campers will participate in the traditions and explore the history’s of the holidays enjoyed around the world. From Christmas to Omisoka, embark on a destination celebration that will showcase the joy of the season. No passport necessary!


December 28 - It’s Rocket Science!

4-3-2-1, BLAST OFF! Newton’s Laws explain how rockets work, and now we’ll test those theories in high flying experiments. Build and launch your own rocket, examine engines, and learn how flight works. In this high-powered camp, timing is everything!


December 29 - Polar Fizzics!

Join us as we discover science on ice. We’ll experiment with frozen bubbles, study the science of snowflakes, erupt a frozen volcano, make instant ice, and freeze Oobleck. The weather outside may be frightful, but these experiments will surely delight!


December 30 - Candy Science

Discover the delicious side of science. From candy crystals to the crazy colors that make our candies so appetizing. Let’s pick through the candy cupboard for some kitchen-science lessons in solubility, buoyancy, and chemical reactions. Satisfy your sweet tooth with science!