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Upcoming Events - Now through December 2020

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History hosts a number of inspirational and engaging events throughout the year. Please see below for a listing of upcoming 2020 events!

Monday, January 20 | 9 am – 4 pm

“Science is Everywhere” One-Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Camp. Students, grades 1-7, will enjoy their one-day break from school by experiencing the wonders of science through “Science is Everywhere” Camp. Info: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Online registration is required, pricing available online, members receive discounted pricing.


January 31 – April 26 | 9 am – 5 pm

Design Zone. What does it take to create an addictive and fun videogame? What goes behind creating a roller coaster to produces the biggest thrills? Discover the secrets behind how videogame developers, music producers, roller coaster designers, and other creative problem solvers do what they do in this very special exhibition. Info: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Exhibit is included in the price of admission to the Museum.


Saturday, February 8 | 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. Info: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Event is included in the price of admission to the Museum.


February 17 | 9 am – 4 pm

“Science is Everywhere” Presidents Day Camp. Students, grades 1-7, will enjoy their one-day break from school by experiencing the wonders of science in these camps on Presidents Day. Info: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Online registration is required, pricing available online, members receive discounted pricing.


Saturday, March 21 | 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.


March 30 – April 3 | 9 am – 4 pm

“Science is Everywhere” Spring Day Camp. Students, grades 1-7, will experience the wonders of science in one-day camps that include exciting sessions to thrill every young scientist! Info: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Online registration is required, pricing available online, members receive discounted pricing.


Saturday, April 4 | 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. Info: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, extension 103, nuclearmuseum.org. Tickets: $90.


May 9 | 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! Info: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Event is included in the price of admission to the Museum.


May 23 – October 18 | 9 am – 5 pm

FDR: His Vision, Our Freedoms Still Alive. This special exhibit highlight’s FDR’s enduring achievements, using historic photographs, documents, cartoons, and posters from the rich collections of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Info: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Exhibit is included in the price of admission to the Museum.


May 26 – August 7 | 9 am – 4 pm

“Science is Everywhere” Summer Camp. Science will come to life in these week-long learning adventures for students, Pre-K and Kindergarten through 7th grade. Campers will experience the wonders of science in sessions that include “Roboquest,” “Rockets, Rockets, Rockets,” “Spy Kids” and more! Info: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Online registration is required, $275 per camp, members receive discounted pricing.


June 20 | 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. Info: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Event is included with admission into the Museum and no member discounts apply.


National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

September 18-19 | 9 am – 5 pm

75th Anniversary of the End of WWII Symposium. This very special event is open to the public with early registration, to provide an understanding of the Manhattan Project and its implications on the Pacific conflict and following Cold War issues. This panel of distinguished guests will consider current and future concerns and create a public dialogue regarding a path forward for our world and defense concerns. Info: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Online registration is required, and cost to attend is TBD.


October 2 | 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. Info: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Event is $15 per person and $10 for museum members.


 October 19-23 | 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. Info: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Teacher registration is required.


November 7 – December 31 | 9 am – 5 pm

Infamy: December 7, 1941. Through iconic photographs, Infamy: December 7, 1941 illustrates the attack on Pear Harbor and examines the moments that led the United States into World War II. It was a day of tragedy, sacrifice and heroism that united a nation; it was a day that lives in Infamy. Info: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. 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, 2019, to all service members, both past and present, who show military identification. Info: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org.


Dates TBD | 9 am – 4 pm

“Science is Everywhere” Winter Day Camp. Students, grades 1-7, will enjoy their holiday break from school by experiencing the wonders of science through “Science is Everywhere” one-day camps. Info: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Online registration is required, pricing available online, members receive discounted pricing.

"Science is Everywhere" Winter Day Camps - December 23, 26, 27, 30 and January 2,3

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Science is Everywhere" Winter Day Camp 2019 for children who Pre-K through 7th grade. Experience the wonders of science in one-day sessions, December 23, 26, 27, 30 and January 2,3. Sessions include "Prankenstein" "Rocket Science," "Robots are Everywhere" "Electrifying" and many more!

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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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