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Heritage Park

The 9-acre outdoor Heritage Park is one of the most popular attractions of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Complete with planes, rockets, missiles, cannons and nuclear sub sail, this exhibit will attract plane buffs and historians alike. The Museum collection is the largest aircraft collection for public viewing in the state of New Mexico.

Here is the list of items on display:

  • 280 MM Atomic Cannon (Atomic Annie)
  • B-29 Superfortress with Fat Man Bomb Casing and Transport Container
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • F-105D Thunder Chief
  • B-52B Stratofortress
  • B-47 Stratojet
  • A-7 (TA-TC or A-7TAC-NAW) Corsair II
  • Trinity Tower Replica
  • Mk17 Bomb
  • B-58 Pod (carries a weapon or extra fuel)
  • Honest John Motorized Launcher
  • Nike Hercules Air Defense Missile
  • Bomarc Air Defense Missile
  • Mace Cruise Missile
  • Matador Cruise Missile
  • Snark Cruise Missile
  • Titan II Missile and Trailer
  • Jupiter Missile and Trailer
  • Peackeeper MX Missile
  • Mk53 Bomb
  • A-3 Polaris Missile
  • Hound Dog Cruise Missile
  • Thor Missile and Trailer
  • Minuteman Missile
  • USS James K. Polk Submarine Sail

Bridge of Spies and Meet Francis Gary Powers, Jr. - November 22

One of the most talked-about events of the Cold War was the downing of the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960. The event was depicted in the Steven Spielberg movie Bridge of Spies, showing how Powers was captured by the KGB, subjected to a televised show trial, and imprisoned, all of which created an international incident. Join the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History to meet with Francis Gary Powers, Jr., author of the book "Spy Pilot" and son of the U-2 spy pilot to view a special showing of Bridge of Spies at the museum.

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"Science is Everywhere" Winter Day Camps - December 23, 26, 27, 30 and January 2,3

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!

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Camp - January 20

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!

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