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Upcoming Events - Now through December 2019

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History hosts a number of inspirational and engaging events throughout the year. Please see below for our ever-growing list of amazing family events, educational programs and exciting initiatives!

 

October 12 | 6:00 – 9 pm  

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is partnering with The Dinner Detective to host Murder Mystery at the Museum on Friday, October 12, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Guests will become super sleuths as they enjoy a delicious catered dinner while figuring out "who done it" after hours at the museum. Advance online registration is required at nuclearmuseum.org and tickets are $70 per person or $50 for museum members.


October 15-19 | 9 am – 5 pm

Nuclear Science Week (NSW). NSW is a national and international, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional, national and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. Each day will provide for learning about the contributions, innovations and opportunities that can be found by exploring nuclear science. Teacher registration is required online at nuclearmuseum.org.


November 1 | 5:30  pm

Science on Tap is a series of informal talks on a wide range of topics in science and technology that takes place the first Thursday of the month at O'Niell's, 4310 Central Ave. SE. The talks are co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico, Explora! and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Admission is free, and you must be 21 years to attend. For more information, please call 505-245-2137, extension 103.


November 3 – December 30 | 9 am – 5 pm

Atomic STEaM Photography Show exhibit. Experience the all encompassing world of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics as interpreted by photographers from around the world. Exhibit is included in the price of admission to the Museum.


Sunday, November 11 | 9 am – 5 pm

Veterans Day. In recognition of this United States holiday honoring military veterans, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will be offering free admission on November 11, 2018, to all service members, both past and present, who show military identification. 


December 6 | 5:30  pm

Science on Tap is a series of informal talks on a wide range of topics in science and technology that takes place the first Thursday of the month at O'Niell's, 4310 Central Ave. SE. The talks are co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico, Explora! and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Admission is free, and you must be 21 years to attend. For more information, please call 505-245-2137, extension 103.


December 18-22, 27-29 | 9 am – 4 pm

“Science is Everywhere” Winter Day Camp. Students, ages 6-12, will experience the wonders of science in one-day camps that include sessions such as “The Toy Factory,” “Movie Magic,” “Lotions & Potions” and more! Online registration is required, pricing available online, members receive discounted pricing.


Monday, January 21 | 9 am – 4 pm

“Science is Everywhere” One-Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Camp. Students, ages 6-12, will enjoy their one-day break from school by experiencing the wonders of science through “Science is Everywhere” Camp. Online registration is required, pricing available online, members receive discounted pricing.


January 19 – May 5 | 9 am – 5 pm

Things Come Apart Exhibition. A quarter-inch-thick smartphone can be used as a watch, a camera, a theater, a map and even a mobile bank. Look inside the evolutions of the smartphone and dozens of other everyday technologies in this special exhibition that displays the complex parts that have spurred revolutions in product design and functionality. Exhibit is included in the price of admission to the museum.


Saturday, February 2 | 10 am – 3 pm

Discover STEM Day. Experience science, technology, engineering and math at it finest while enjoying ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, flying on a flight simulator, launching rockets and much more! All activities are kid-friendly and completely interactive. Event is included in the price of admission to the Museum.


February 7 | 5:30  pm

Science on Tap is a series of informal talks on a wide range of topics in science and technology that takes place the first Thursday of the month at O'Niell's, 4310 Central Ave. SE. The talks are co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico, Explora! and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Admission is free, and you must be 21 years to attend. For more information, please call 505-245-2137, extension 103.


February 18 | 9 am – 4 pm

“Science is Everywhere” Presidents Day Camp. Students, ages 6-12, will enjoy their one-day break from school by experiencing the wonders of science in these camps on Presidents Day. Online registration is required, pricing available online, members receive discounted pricing.


March 7 | 5:30  pm

Science on Tap is a series of informal talks on a wide range of topics in science and technology that takes place the first Thursday of the month at O'Niell's, 4310 Central Ave. SE. The talks are co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico, Explora! and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Admission is free, and you must be 21 years to attend. For more information, please call 505-245-2137, extension 103.


March 11-15 | 9 am – 4 pm

“Science is Everywhere” Spring Day Camp. Students, ages 6-12, will experience the wonders of science in one-day camps that include exciting sessions to thrill every young scientist! Online registration is required, pricing available online, members receive discounted pricing.


Saturday, March 23 | 6 pm – 10 pm

Einstein Gala. Enjoy New Mexico’s biggest science party of the year! This prestigious black-tie event features an amazing silent auction, a delicious dinner among some of the most brilliant minds in science and thrilling entertainment featuring science experiments that will knock your socks off! Info: Sandia Resort and Casino, 30 Rainbow Rd, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Tickets: $150.


April 4 | 5:30  pm

Science on Tap is a series of informal talks on a wide range of topics in science and technology that takes place the first Thursday of the month at O'Niell's, 4310 Central Ave. SE. The talks are co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico, Explora! and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Admission is free, and you must be 21 years to attend. For more information, please call 505-245-2137, extension 103.


Saturday, April 6 | 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

Trinity Tour. Experience history on a bus tour to the historically significant Trinity Site. Tour participants will walk to Ground Zero, see Jumbo and hear from Museum docents who will provide insight into historical events and the scientific pioneers of the Manhattan Project. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 245-2137, extension 103,  or visiting nuclearmuseum.org. Tickets: $90.


May 2 | 5:30  pm

Science on Tap is a series of informal talks on a wide range of topics in science and technology that takes place the first Thursday of the month at O'Niell's, 4310 Central Ave. SE. The talks are co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico, Explora! and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Admission is free, and you must be 21 years to attend. For more information, please call 505-245-2137, extension 103.


May 11 | 10 am – 3 pm

Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Festival. Celebrate the cultural traditions, ancestry, native languages and unique experiences represented among ethnic groups from Asia and the Pacific. Enjoy beautiful dancing, calligraphy and origami demonstrations, food samples and more! Event is included in the price of admission to the Museum.


May 28 – August 9 | 9 am – 4 pm

“Science is Everywhere” Summer Camp. Science will come to life in these week-long learning adventures for students, ages 6-12. Campers will experience the wonders of science in sessions that include “Roboquest,” “Rockets, Rockets, Rockets,” “Spy Kids” and more! Online registration is required, $275 per camp, members receive discounted pricing.


June 8 – December 29 | 9 am – 5 pm

B-52 Exhibition. More information coming soon! Exhibit is included in the price of admission to the Museum.


June 22 | 7:30 pm

Movie Under the Wings. Experience an iconic movie under the airplanes in the Museum’s outdoor exhibit area, Heritage Park. Enjoy entertainment, local food trucks and access to the Museum before the movie begins at dark. Event is included with admission into the Museum and no member discounts apply.


August 1 | 5:30  pm

Science on Tap is a series of informal talks on a wide range of topics in science and technology that takes place the first Thursday of the month at O'Niell's, 4310 Central Ave. SE. The talks are co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico, Explora! and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Admission is free, and you must be 21 years to attend. For more information, please call 505-245-2137, extension 103.


September 5 | 5:30  pm

Science on Tap is a series of informal talks on a wide range of topics in science and technology that takes place the first Thursday of the month at O'Niell's, 4310 Central Ave. SE. The talks are co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico, Explora! and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Admission is free, and you must be 21 years to attend. For more information, please call 505-245-2137, extension 103.


October 3 | 5:30  pm

Science on Tap is a series of informal talks on a wide range of topics in science and technology that takes place the first Thursday of the month at O'Niell's, 4310 Central Ave. SE. The talks are co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico, Explora! and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Admission is free, and you must be 21 years to attend. For more information, please call 505-245-2137, extension 103.


October 4 | 5:30 – 9 pm

Nuclear After Dark. Experience the Nuclear Museum after-hours, enjoy local food trucks and brewery, be entertained with live music and watch an outdoor showing of “Modern Marvels, The Manhattan Project” in the museum’s nine-acre outdoor exhibit area, Heritage Park. Event is $15 per person and $10 for museum members.


October 14-18 | 9 am – 5 pm

Nuclear Science Week (NSW). NSW is a national and international, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional, national and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. Each day will provide for learning about the contributions, innovations and opportunities that can be found by exploring nuclear science. Teacher registration is required at nuclearmuseum.org.


November 7 | 5:30  pm

Science on Tap is a series of informal talks on a wide range of topics in science and technology that takes place the first Thursday of the month at O'Niell's, 4310 Central Ave. SE. The talks are co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico, Explora! and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Admission is free, and you must be 21 years to attend. For more information, please call 505-245-2137, extension 103.


Sunday, November 11 | 9 am – 5 pm

Veterans Day. In recognition of this United States holiday honoring military veterans, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will be offering free admission on November 11, 2019, to all service members, both past and present, who show military identification. 


December 5 | 5:30  pm

Science on Tap is a series of informal talks on a wide range of topics in science and technology that takes place the first Thursday of the month at O'Niell's, 4310 Central Ave. SE. The talks are co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico, Explora! and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Admission is free, and you must be 21 years to attend. For more information, please call 505-245-2137, extension 103.


December 27-28, January 2-4 | 9 am – 4 pm

“Science is Everywhere” Winter Day Camp. Students, ages 6-12, will experience the wonders of science in one-day camps that include sessions such as “The Toy Factory,” “Movie Magic,” “Lotions & Potions” and more! Online registration is required, pricing available online, members receive discounted pricing.

"Science is Everywhere" Winter Camp - December 27-28 and January 2-4

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Science is Everywhere" Winter Day Camp 2018 for children who Pre-K through 7th grade. Experience the wonders of science in one-day sessions, December 27-28 and January 2-4. Sessions include "Code of the Robot, Jr.," "Mini Marvels," "Mysteries of Matter" "Unravel the Code" and many more!

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$martPath Teacher Training Session - January 12

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will offer a 60- minute $martPath Training Session on Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 10:00 to 11:30 am. This workshop is for 1st through 8th-grade educators – including classroom teachers (particularly Math, Social Studies, and English/Language Arts), special education/gifted teachers, technology coordinators/teachers, librarian/media specialists, curriculum directors, principals, and superintendents.

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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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