“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. Because these important artifacts “live” in Heritage Park, they are subject to the ravages of the southwestern weather – and they are showing it. Currently, the B-47E Stratojet is in need of paint and other attention.
The Museum successfully restored its 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 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.
Not only must the museum raise a lot of financial support (our goal is $500,000 in the next few years), we must also raise some human resources! Because the planes need a lot of “hands-on” attention, we are hoping to raise a contingent of volunteers who will be assigned the actual refurbishment duties. Another way volunteers can help is to take our campaign to the community. To that end, we will establish a Speaker’s Bureau. To volunteer in any capacity, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 505-245-2137, extension 122.
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!Learn More
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.Learn More
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!Learn More