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Design Zone - Now Open

The Smithsonian affiliated, congressionally chartered National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will introduce a very special temporary exhibition, “Design Zone,” February 1 through April 26, where visitors can discover the secrets behind how videogame developers, music producers, roller coaster designers, and other creative problem solvers do what they do.

This engaging exhibit answers the questions, what does it take to create an addictive and fun video game, how many beats per second does a DJ need to get bodies moving on the dance floor, what goes behind creating a roller coaster or a skate park that produces the biggest thrills and more. Design Zone is a highly interactive, hands-on exhibition where visitors can explore a variety of creative concepts to learn the processes and tools needed to create a successful design. Design Zone is organized into three thematic zones, all highlighting the importance of science and mathematical thinking in areas critical to building creativity and innovation: art, music, and engineering

“The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is excited to introduce such a fun and engaging exhibition that is sure to attract people of all ages,” said Jim Walther, Museum Executive Director. “STEM education and the creativity of art and music go hand-in-hand in this exciting exhibit!”

“Design Zone” will be on display at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History February 1 through April 26, 2020. This special exhibition is included with the price of admission into the museum. 

Spring Break Camp - March 30-April 3

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Science is Everywhere" Spring Day Camp 2020 for children in grades Pre-K through 7th. Experience the wonders of science in one-day sessions, March 30 - April 3, 2020. Sessions include "The Fun of Physics", "Spring into Design", "Prankenstein", "Robots are Everywhere" and many more!

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Collaboration with the Atomic Heritage Foundation

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.

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Summer Camp - 10% DISCOUNT if you register on or before March 31

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Science is Everywhere" Summer Camps for children who are in grades Pre-K and Kindergarten to 7th grade. These themed, week-long camps will take place May 26 through August 7, and they are designed to be both highly educational and fun for all. These one-week science adventures include Sci-fi: Blast from the Past, Grossology, Crack the Code, Mission to Mars, Rocket Science, Hogwerts, and more!

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