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Students in grades 9-12 can apply to join the museum's corps of Junior Docent volunteers!

The Museum’s Junior Docent Program welcomes high school students who are interested in learning and strengthening their science knowledge while interacting with museum visitors. Work side-by-side with the museum’s educators, staff and volunteers who will share their scientific and historical knowledge with you.

Throughout the year, junior docents will become experts in a science or history topic related to the museum by doing research and performing experiments. Then they will work with staff to figure out the best way to communicate their findings to museum visitors; this could be through demonstrations, activities, or discussions. If big presentations aren’t your thing, don’t worry! Staff will help you come up with ways to interact with museum visitors that are comfortable for you.

Junior docents are expected to commit at least two hours a month. Most junior docent activities take place on Saturdays, but if you are homeschooled or have a flexible school schedule, there is also the option to complete them during the week (M-F, 8-4:30).

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are closed. Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will open in mid-July of 2020. Direct your questions regarding the Museum’s Junior Docent Program to Mollie Fullerton, Education Coordinator, at 505-245-2137, extension 120, or mfullerton@nuclearmuseum.org.

Discover STEM Day - February 8

On Saturday, February 8, from 10 am to 3 pm, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will welcome families and Scouts for a day of engineering fun! Visitors will experience the finest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) while enjoying ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, dancing electricity through Tesla coils, human-powered circuits, solar cells and cars, just to name a few!

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Collaboration with the Atomic Heritage Foundation

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.

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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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