Project Atom

2022-2023 School Year

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is proud to introduce Project Atom, a free out-of-school-time club for high school students. This in-person program focusing on nuclear science will take place at the museum, from September 2022 – April 2023 on Wednesdays from 3:30- 4:45 pm.

"Project Atom" is intended for high school students who want to expand their knowledge of nuclear science. Topics will include basic nuclear energy science, nuclear reactor safety, how a nuclear reactor works, ionizing radiation basics, radioactive decay, radioisotopes, biological effects of radiation, and the controversial issue of radiation risk. Some sessions will include student activities to promote the understanding of certain concepts. The accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima nuclear power plants will also be addressed.

To register, please click the button below. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Guida, Director of Education, at

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