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November 1: Godzilla vs. Mothra

Come and celebrate Godzilla's 65th Anniversary at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History on Friday, November 1, for the outdoor viewing of the 1964 film, Godzilla vs. Mothra

On this evening, the museum will welcome visitors to be entertained with Japanese Taiko drumming by BK Taiko, host an outdoor screening of the 1964 film, Godzilla vs. Mothra, invite all guests to enjoy local food such as Atomic Dogs, Rise and Roast for specialty donuts, and beer from Bosque Brewing Company, while also providing an opportunity to hear UNM Adjunct Lecturer in Film and Digital Arts, Nathan Kosub, speak on the history of Godzilla. 

Doors open at 5:00 pm, Nathan Kosub will speak on the history of Godzilla at 5:30, and the movie will begin at dark. This iconic Godzilla movie will be projected on the back of the museum to be enjoyed under the stars and among the iconic airplanes in Heritage Park. 

The event is included with museum admission of $10 for adults, $8 for youth, seniors and veterans, and $7 for active military (these are admission prices for New Mexico residents, out-of-state admission can be found here). This is a special, fundraising event that is not covered by museum membership or other passes. Paid admission into the museum is required by all parties. November 1 after-hours admission may be purchased at the door on Friday, November 1, or can be purchased in advance here.

Bring a portable outdoor chair and blankets for a possible chill in the air to enjoy your evening in comfort, and please leave all four-legged friends at home (assistance/service dogs are always welcome). No alcohol, smoking or firearms will be permitted on museum property. No outside food or drink will be allowed into the event.

Thank you to our partners:


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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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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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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