DaVinci Exhibit Closes May 26


Operation Preservation

“Operation Preservation: The Campaign to Restore the Planes” is your chance to play an important role in the restoration of the museum’s iconic aircraft and other outdoor artifacts. Because these important artifacts “live” in Heritage Park, they are subject to the ravages of the southwestern weather – and they are showing it.

The most recent restoration project on the museum's aircraft was the completion of the MiG-21. The Museum has also successfully restored its B-47E Stratojet, F-105D Thunderchief, A-7 Corsair II, B-52B Stratofortress, the B-29 Superfortress, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and another historic artifact that is not an airplane, the USS James K. Polk SSN 645 nuclear submarine sail, in the fall of 2014.

You can play a crucial part in preserving history at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History by giving today. Your support of the restoration of some of our most important artifacts will mean that the museum can continue to display these iconic items as they should be, properly painted and cared for. Well-preserved aircraft on display would mean many more people will be able to appreciate the contributions of these important aircraft and remember the splendor of their service. Another way volunteers can help is to take our campaign to the community. To volunteer in any capacity, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 505-245-2137, extension 103.