Support The Museum

Silent Auction and Gala Raffle

Every year, the prestigious Einstein Gala hosts a unique and beautiful silent auction, providing guests with a variety of intriguing items to purchase in support of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History's education programs. As the largest fundraising event of the year - where all proceeds go to the museum's STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education programs - staff and volunteers work diligently to provide amazing trips, beautiful artwork, breathtaking jewelry, once-in-a-lifetime packages and more! Below is just a sample of some of our very unique items presented in this year's Einstein Gala Silent Auction.

In 2019, the museum will also raffle off an amazing item. More information coming soon.


 

List of donations for the 2019 Einstein Gala

Eat, Drink, and be Merry

  • Gift Certificates donated by Zinc, Seasons & Savoy
  • Winery Tour & Tasting for 10 People donated by Casa Rondeña Winery
  • Growler, T-Shirt & Gift Card donated by Ponderosa Brewing
  • 2 $20 Gift Certificates donated by Nexus Brewery & Restaurant
  • Coop Membership donated by Tractor Brewing Company
  • Private Winery Tour & Tasting for 2 People donated by Gruet Winery
  • Private Winery Tour & Tasting for 2 People donated by Gruet Winery
  • $30 Gift Certificate donated by Corrales Bistro Brewery
  • Glass Growler, Koozie & 2 $25 Gift Cards donated by Canteen Brewhouse
  • $25 Gift Card donated by St. Clair Winery
  • $50 Gift Card, T-Shirt & Ball Cap donated by Santa Fe Brewing Company
  • Brewery Tour for 10 People with 4 oz Samplers donated by Rio Bravo Brewing
  • Wine Tasting for 4 People & Bottles of Burd Montepularo & Burd Pinot Grigio donated by Black Mesa Winery
  • $25 Gift Card, T-Shirt, Hat & Sunglasses donated by Marble Brewery
  • $50 Gift Card donated by Pappas Restaurants, Inc.
  • $25 Gift Certificate donated by Relish
  • Dinner for 2 Gift Certificate donated by Slate Street Café
  • "Doughnuts with the Director" donated by James Walther, Executive Director of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • 2 $20 Gift Cards donated by Boxing Bear Brewing Company
  • 10 Person Group Meal donated by Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q
  • 5 lb. Bag of Dark Roasted Piñon Coffee donated by New Mexico Piñon Coffee
  • Private Wine Class for 20 People donated by Total Wine & More
  • 64 oz. Glass Growler & Gift Card Bosque Brewing Company
  • Gift Basket donated by Bombs Away Beer Company
  • Gift Certificates donated by The Cooperage and Scarpas Restaurants
  • $100 Gift Card and Bottle of Wine donated by Torinos' @ Home
  • Coco's Box of Toys & Favorites Gift Basket donated by Molly Brunell, Commercial Operations Buyer for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Bottles of the Estate 2015 Tempranillo Grande Reserve & 2017 Malbec donated by Casa Abril Vineyards & Winery
  • $90 Gift Card and 4 Boxes of Tea donated by The St. James Tea Room
  • $15 Gift Certificate donated by Chokola Bean to Bar
  • 24-Piece Truffle Assortment donated by The Chocolate Cartel
  • Tasting for up to 10 People donated by Kaktus Brewing Company
  • Tasting for up to 10 People donated by Kaktus Brewing Company
  • $25 Gift Certificate donated by Relish
  • $25 Gift Certificate donated by Relish
  • $35 Gift Card donated by The Fragrant Leaf Tea Boutique
  • $52 Gift Card donated by Seasons 52
  • Winery Tour of Taos Wineries for 2 People donated by Turquoise Tours
  • $150 Gift Card donated by Ruth's Chris Steak House of Albuquerque
  • Popcorn Lovers' Dream! Gift Basket donated by The Cornivore Popcorn Company
  • 2 $25 Gift Certificates donated by Sandiago's Grill at the Tram

Family Outings & Adventures

  • 2 Best of ABQ City Tour, Duke City Pedaler Social Ride & Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk Tour Tickets donated by the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory
  • Family Membership donated by the Albquerque International Association
  • 6 Coupons for a 30 Minute Black Light Nerf Experience donated by All Out Zone
  • Family Membership & Red Tree Frog donated by the New Mexico BioPark Society
  • Membership, Store Gift Certificate & Game donated by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation
  • 2 Round Trip Tram Rides donated by Sandia Peak Aerial Tram
  • Behind the Scenes Tour with Dr. Larry Crumpler donated by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation
  • Pueblo Travel Mug Basket donated by the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • Certificate for a Legacy Brick donated by the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation
  • Family Membership donated Explora
  • 2 All Day Ride Passes donated by Cliff's Amusement Park
  • Fun Gift Bag donated by the Tinkertown Museum
  • Registrations for "Science is Everywhere" Children's Camps for May & June donated by the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • "Beary Good" Cup donated by Dave and Busters
  • Family Membership, Pin, and Poster donated by the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation
  • Family Membership for Los Amigos del Museo donated by El Rancho de Las Golondrinas
  • 1 Hour Jump Passes for 6 People donated by the Fall Out Trampoline Arena
  • 1 Hour Sightseeing Flight for 2 People in a Cessna Skyhawk donated by Gary Hoe, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Volunteer & Einstein Society Member
  • 4 Baseline Reserve Section Tickets donated by the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • One-Hour VIP Passes for 4 People donated by Gravity Park
  • 4 Single Game Tickets to a 2019 Men’s Basketball Home Opener Game donated by the University of New Mexico
  • 4 Single Game Tickets to a 2019 Women’s Regular Season Home Soccer Game donated by the University of New Mexico
  • 4 Cherry Game Tickets to the 2019 Home Opener Football Game donated by the University of New Mexico
  • 4 Single Game Tickets to a 2019 Volleyball Regular Season Home Game donated by the University of New Mexico
  • 4 Bench Tickets for Women's Basketball Home Opener Game donated by the University of New Mexico
  • 10-Game Miniature Golf Family Fun Pack donated by the Hinkle Family Fun Center
  • 10-Game Miniature Golf Family Fun Pack donated by the Hinkle Family Fun Center
  • 4 Tickets to the New Mexico State University Spring 2019 Baseball Game donated by New Mexico State Athletics
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride for 2 People donated by Bill "Cowboy" Dimmitt, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Member
  • One-Year Family Membership donated by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation
  • 2 Standard Round Trip Tickets on Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad donated by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • 4 Day Passes to House of Eternal Return donated by MeowWolf

Serving You

  • 11x14 Family Portrait Photo Shoot donated by Robin Jackson Photography
  • Microdermabrasion & $50 Gift Certificate towards a Botox Cosmetic Treatment donated by AlluraDerm MD Med Spa
  • Gift Certificate for 1 Hour Facial or Massage donated by Massage Envy
  • 2500 sq ft Residential Cleaning donated by Sandia Green Clean
  • Facility Rental donated by the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Group Class Certificate, Collar, Dog Treats, Frisbee, Bandana, Note Pad & Magnet donated by Camp Bow Wow
  • Private High Tea for up to 20 People donated by Special Touch Catering
  • Aveda Products Basket and Gift Card donated by Chakra Salon
  • 1 Hour Family Photography Session and Free 16x20 Print donated by Bryan's Photography, LLC.
  • $200 Gift Certificate donated by Kinsman Services, Inc. DBA Anything Sprinkler
  • Luxurious Gift Basket donated by Casa Verde Salon Spa
  • $50 Gift Card for Pet Services donated by Beck 'n Call Pet Services
  • 4 30-minute Guitar or Bass Lessons donated by Rebel's Music LLC
  • Gift Certificate for 1 Halotherapy Session donated by the Santa Fe Salt Cave
  • Gift Card for a 1 Hour Massage donated by Elements Massage
  • Gift Basket donated by Rich Ford
  • $100 Gift Certificate donated by WaterQuest, Inc.
  • $100 Gift Certificate donated by WaterQuest, Inc.
  • Gift Card for a 1 Hour Massage donated by Elements Massage
  • $200 Gift Certificate donated by Kinsman Services, Inc. DBA Anything Sprinkler
  • $40 Gift Card donated by Athena Day Spa
  • Botanica Skin Care Package & Facial donated by Botanica Skin & Brow Studio
  • 2 Float Spa Sessions donated by True REST Float Spa-Albuquerque

Athletic Excursions

 

  • 2 Hour Curling Lesson for up to 10 People donated by the Roadrunner Curling Club
  • 1 Round of Golf for 4 People donated by The Canyon Club at Four Hills
  • 10 Yoga Classes, SWEAT Men's T-Shirt, Tadasana Female Crop Top, & SWEAT Tank Top donated by SWEAT Yoga Studio
  • 2 Day Passes with Rentals donated by Stone Age Climbing Gym
  • One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes for 2 People donated by indi Yoga
  • Gift Card to Participate in 6 Week Fitness Program Challenge donated by Upward Motion Personal Training
  • 3 Month Membership with 2 Personal Training Sessions donated by Crunch Fitness-Albuquerque
  • One-Year Family Membership donated by the YMCA of Central New Mexico
  • One-Hour Tennis Lesson with Alex Mansfield donated by the Tennis Club of Albuquerque
  • 1 Month Membership and 1 Personal Training Session for 2 People donated by Crunch Fitness-Albuquerque
  • 1 Month Membership and 1 Personal Training Session for 2 People donated by Crunch Fitness-Albuquerque
  • 1 Month Membership and 1 Personal Training Session for 2 People donated by Crunch Fitness-Albuquerque
  • 1 Month Membership and 1 Personal Training Session for 2 People donated by Crunch Fitness-Albuquerque
  • 1 Month Membership and 1 Personal Training Session for 2 People donated by Crunch Fitness-Albuquerque
  • Admission for 1 Hour of Ax Throwing donated by ABQ AX

Out on the Town

  • 2 Tickets to Lohengrin donated by Opera Southwest
  • 4 Tickets to see Rumors donated by the Albuquerque Little Theatre
  • Gift Certificate for 1 Practice Party, 2 Group Classes & 3 Private Lessons donated by Arthur Murray Dance Studio
  • 1 Admission to The Dinner Detective donated by The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show
  • 2 Tickets to "Lensic Presents" Performance donated by the Lensic Performing Arts Center
  • $35 Gift Certificate & 16x20 Owl Painting donated by Painting with a Twist
  • 2 Tickets for Piano Battle donated by Popejoy Presents
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets for Tablao Flamenco Performance donated by the National Institute of Flamenco
  • 2 Premium Tickets to a New Mexico Philharmonic Concert donated by the New Mexico Philharmonic
  • VIP Membership donated by Vernon's Speakeasy
  • Gift Card for 2 Classes donated by Kelly Jo's Designs by Wine
  • Admission for 6 People to attend a Chatter Performance donated by Ensemble Music New Mexico
  • 2-Hour Game of Brain Gang Trivia donated by Brain Gang Trivia
  • Admission for a Breaking Bad RV Tour for 2 People donated by Breaking Bad RV Tours
  • Admission for 2 People to "Ra Paulette Art Cave" Tour donated by Origin, LLC
  • 4 Private Single or Couple Dance Lessons donated by CSP Dance Studio
  • 3 Hour Jeep Tour of Diablo Canyon or The Ski Basin for 2 People donated by Santa Fe Jeep Tours
  • 2 Tickets to a New Mexico United Home Game, Pint Glass & Car Magnet donated by New Mexico United

Vacation Getaways

  • Week Getaway in a Montana Cabin donated by Michael Strizich, Board of Trustees Member for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Two-Night Couple R&R Package donated by the Sunrise Springs Spa & Resort
  • One-Night Stay in a Traditional Room donated by La Fonda on the Plaza
  • 7 Nights at the Galley Bay Resort & Spa in Antigua donated by Elite Island Resorts
  • 7-9 Night Stay at The Verandah in Antigua donated by Elite Island Resorts
  • 7-10 Night Stay at Saint James's Club in Saint Lucia donated by Elite Island Resorts
  • 7-9 Night Stay at Pineapple Beach Club in Antigua donated by Elite Island Resorts
  • 7 Night Stay at Los Establos Boutique Inn in Panama donated by Elite Island Resorts
  • 7-10 Night Stay at the Club Barbados Resort & Spa donated by Elite Island Resorts
  • 7-9 Night Stay at Saint James's Club in Antigua donated by Elite Island Resorts
  • 7-10 Night Stay at Palm Island in the Grenadines donated by Elite Island Resorts
  • One-Night Hotel Stay & $50 Gift Certificate at Thunder Road Steak House & Cantina donated by the Route 66 Casino Hotel
  • One-Night Stay & Dinner for 2 People donated by Hotel Andaluz
  • One-Night Stay & Breakfast for 2 People at Iguana Café donated by Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
  • $200 Gift Certificate, Mug, Home Brewed Coffee, Scone Mix, and Jelly donated by the Downtown Historic Bed & Breakfast
  • One-Night Stay in a Traditional Room with Club Access donated by the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
  • 5 Day Stay at the Cabin, Claimjumper #3, in Red River, New Mexico donated by Ken Sersun, Franchise Owner of Chick-Fil-A Central & Eubank
  • One-Night Stay & Breakfast for 2 People donated by La Posada de Santa Fe
  • One-Night Stay & Breakfast for 2 People at In Forque Kitchen & Bar donated by the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
  • One-Night Weekend Stay & Breakfast for 2 People donated by the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
  • One-Night Weekend Stay & Breakfast for 2 People donated by the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
  • One-Night Stay in a Deluxe Room & 60 Minute Massage donated by the Sandia Resort & Casino
  • One-Night Stay in a Deluxe King Room donated by The Historic Taos Inn
  • Complimentary One-Night Stay donated by the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
  • One-Night Stay & Breakfast donated by Mauger Estate Bed & Breakfast
  • One-Night Stay in a Standard King Room donated by the El Vado Motel

The Art Gallery

  • Autographed Photo of Antonio Brown donated by The Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Oil & Acrylic Painting entitled "Quantum Action of Random Fluctuation" donated by Peter Fitzpatrick
  • Framed Photographic Image entitled Mirage donated by Jim Bailey
  • $50 Gift Certificate donated by Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
  • Photographic Image entitled Diachrome Glass donated by Lauren Lang, Atomic STEaM Photo Show Artist
  • Photographic Image entitled Transformation donated by Lauren Lang, Atomic STEaM Photo Show Artist
  • Lithographic Artwork of Book Cover entitled Undercurrentsby James Artemis Owen & Copy of Book donated by Lauren Lang, Atomic STEaM Photo Show Artist
  • Photographic Image entitled Stellafane Skiesdonated by Michael Hayes, Atomic STEaM Photo Show Artist
  • Photographic Image entitled White Owlet Moth donated by Daniel Kariko, Atomis STEaM Photo Show Artist
  • Silver Mr. N LED Table Top donated by TEMA Furniture
  • Mikko Rantanen Autographed Hockey Puck donated by the Colorado Avalanche
  • New Zealand Commemorative Coins depicting the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit donated by Stephen Whitman, Administrative Systems Coordinator for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Framed Water Color Painting entitled Summer Day on Bent Street, Taos donated by James Walther, Executive Director of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Framed Water Color Painting entitled Rio Grande Gorgeous donated by James Walther, Executive Director of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Framed, Signed Limited Edition Fine Art Print of the Rio Grande & Box of Greeting Cards donated by Studio Vaillancourt
  • Framed & Signed Oil Painting entitled The High Cimmaron in the Fall donated by James Walther, Executive Director of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Custom Framed Eagle Print donated by the Achievement Gallery
  • Custom Framed Eagle Print donated by the Achievement Gallery
  • Handmade Contemporary Nacimiento donated by Judith Mead, Board of Trustees Emerita for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Hand Forged Traditional Triangular Dinner Bell donated by Greg Shuman, Deputy Director of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Framed 26"x34" Black & White Photo of a B-52 donated by Raven Defense Corporation
  • Photographic Image entitled Jose Blinked First donated by Gregg Albracht
  • Framed 36"x24" Black & White Photo of a B-29 Tail donated by Raven Defense Corporation
  • Catalogue entitled Action Abstraction Redefined & Individual Membership donated by the Institute of American Indian Arts
  • Original Oil Canvas painted by Cathy Lubke donated by Houshang Gallery
  • Bonny's Serigraph donated by Houshang Gallery
  • 10x20 Framed & Signed Print entitled Southwest Winter donated by Tony Claire Photography

Accessorize!

 

  • Isotopes Clear Tote, Hat & Team Poster with Jerry Vasto's Autograph donated by the Albuquerque Isotopes
  • Gold Necklace with an Atom Charm containing Diamonds & a Sapphire donated by Design Equi, LLC. & G&S Jewelry Manufacturing
  • Multi-Stone Southwestern Necklace donated by Judith Mead, Board of Trustees Emerita for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Handmade Silk Evening Bag with Swarovski Crystals donated by Judith Mead, Board of Trustees Emerita for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • 2 Handmade Opera Tote Bags donated by Judith Mead, Board of Trustees Emerita for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Necklace & Jewelry Set with Swarovski Austrian Crystals & Gold Fill donated by Amapola Gallery
  • Origami Owl Vintage Key Living Locket with Gun Metal Crystals, Swarovski Stardust Crystals & Legacy Collection Crystal Infinity Charm donated by Elena Seaberg, Origami Owl Senior Team Leader & Director of Business & Administration for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Bling Wrap Bracelet and $35 gift certificate donated by Silk Road Connection
  • Lord of the Rings Black Ring Set with Black & Gold Ring Boxes donated by Stephen Whitman, Administrative Systems Coordinator for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Child's Rocking Chair donated by Tom & Lyn St. Aubin, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Volunteers
  • One of a Kind Necklace & Earrings with Genuine Stones & Glass donated by Dawn Star
  • One-of-a-Kind Sterling Silver Earrings & Necklace featuring Prennite & Silver Quartz donated by Lilly Barrack Jewelry
  • Selected Vintage & Antique Items, French Soap & $50 Gift Certificate donated by Cielo Heavenly Home Décor
  • Peace & Harmony with Cranes Hanging Ornament Set donated by Joyce Whelchel, Director of Education for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Eco-Handled Cheese Board with Knife donated by Nambé
  • "Merlot Cat" the Yardbirds Wine Caddy donated by Weems Gallery & Framing
  • Reclaimed Metal & Wood Cart donated by Farmhouse Stlye, LLC
  • Marie Curie-Themed Gift Basket donated by Sarah Fair, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Einstein Society Member
  • It’s All About Einstein! Gift Basket donated by Molly Brunell, Commercial Operations Buyer for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

In Partnership with the Atomic Heritage Foundation

The Atomic Heritage Foundation and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History have forged a new partnership 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, interpretive vignettes, and articles about the Manhattan Project and its legacy will remain available to the public for the foreseeable future.

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Nuclear After Dark - October 4

Experience the Nuclear Museum after-hours, enjoy local food trucks and brewery, be entertained with live music and watch an outdoor showing of the 45-minute History Channel's documentary, "Modern Marvels, The Manhattan Project.

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BUFF: The B-52 Story - June 8 through December 29

Join us as we tell the story of the longest-serving aircraft in United States military in the special exhibition, “BUFF: The B-52 Story,” on display June 8 through December 29, 2019. This temporary exhibition explores this iconic Boeing aircraft’s past, present and future as an American strategic bomber.

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