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Pioneers of the Atom

Visitors will step back in time to meet the individuals who influenced the nuclear world.  Museum visitors often enjoy reading about the people behind the work and these individuals will be a fascinating and motivating group. This exhibit concentrates on the discoverers that unlocked the puzzle of the atomic structure. Pioneers in nuclear physics, medicine and quantum mechanics are included.  Leading the exhibit will be Albert Einstein and Madame Marie Curie, but it also includes Enrico Fermi, Ernest Rutherford, Max Planck, Niels Bohr and Wilhelm Roentgen. A timeline of discoveries, paired with their discoverers, will lead the visitor through the exhibit.

"Science is Everywhere" One Day Camp on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 21

On MLK Day, January 21, students who are grades 1-3 and 4-7 will be Amazed! Mazes are a fun way to test your brain. Make mazes with magnets and other fun materials to challenge friends and family and have a great time getting lost...without getting lost.

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Discover STEM Day - February 2

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History invites families to a day of engineering fun from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, February 2! Join local scientists and engineers in experiments and hands-on activities such as flying on a flight simulator, making ice cream with liquid nitrogen, watching bolts of electricity dance between Tesla Coils and much more! All activities are kid-friendly and designed to spark interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Einstein Gala - March 23

The Einstein Gala is New Mexico’s biggest science party of the year! This prestigious black-tie event is the Museum’s most important fundraising event and features an amazing silent auction, a delicious dinner experience among some of the most brilliant minds in science and history, and thrilling entertainment featuring science experiments that will knock your socks off! Mark your calendars to join us on March 23 at Sandia Resort and Casino!

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