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.
In a time where home-based education is taking place all over the nation, we invite you to visit our website, Voices of the Manhattan Project. This amazing collection of oral histories contains 580 audio/visual interviews with individuals who worked on the Manhattan Project. Interviews include General Leslie R. Groves, General Paul Tibbets (pilot of the Enola Gay), and a transcript of an interview with J. Robert Oppenheimer.Learn More
Visit the Nuclear Museum's YouTube channel for science experiments you can do at home, quick tours of our museum exhibits, and more! Even though we are all at home, we can still have great fun with science!Learn More
Welcome to "Ranger in Your Pocket," with virtual tours of Manhattan Project sites! Each tour features audio/visual vignettes drawn from interviews with Manhattan Project veterans and their families. Take a self-guided tour of Hanford's B Reactor or Bathtub Row at Los Alamos, all from the comfort of your home.Learn More