The events of the Cold War brought about the nuclear arms race between the USSR and the United States. Emotions, fears and apprehensions ran at a dangerous level, but peace prevailed. Visitors will learn how close we came to another war before the end of the Cold War. This exhibit explores the eras of the 1950’s to the 1990’s and tracks the expansion of the nuclear weapon complex, the arms control measures used, and world events that lead to the collapse of the Soviet Union and ending of the Cold War era. Artifacts include bombs, broken arrows and missiles that were contained in stockpiles of the United States, England and USSR.
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!Learn More
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.Learn More
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!Learn More