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Group Tours

Bring your group to the Museum for an exciting learning experience. The Museum offers group rates for any group of 10 or more. Your group may choose to wander the Museum at your own pace on a Self-Guided Tour or experience one of our Docent-Guided Tours.

Self-Guided Group Tour

Tour the Museum exhibits at your own pace. Your group members can choose the Museum Galleries in which they would like to spend their time – or they can visit them all! Docents may also be available to answer any questions your group members have about the exhibits. (Please allow 60-90 minutes for your visit.)

Cost: $10.00 per person 

Scout troops receive a special group rate for self-guided tours. For more information, please contact Tours and Groups Coordinator, Stephen Whitman, at swhitman@nuclearmuseum.org or by phone at (505) 245-2137, extension 103.

Docent-Guided Tour

Our knowledgeable and friendly Docents will guide your group through the Museum. The Docent will narrate the exhibits for you and provide additional insights into the stories behind the objects on display.  For your enjoyment, we offer three different tour options:

  • The History Tour – Learn how nuclear chemistry shaped our future. This tour focuses on scientific discoveries of the atom, the Manhattan Project and Trinity Test, as well as the Cold War era and the airplanes, missiles and rockets on display in the Museum’s Heritage Park. (Please allow 60-75 minutes for your visit.)
  • The Science Tour – Nuclear chemistry has a wide range of applications. This tour focuses on the science behind peaceful applications such as nuclear medicine and nuclear power. The tour will also touch on atomic history and radiation. (Please allow 60-75 minutes for your visit.)
  • The General Tour – This tour provides visitors with a general overview of the Museum’s exhibits. Your Docent will provide you with a brief history of the Manhattan Project and the Trinity Test; guide you through the Museum’s Heritage Park where the airplanes are on display and discuss with you the peaceful applications of nuclear science, including nuclear power and medicine. This general overview does not include as much detail as our other tours, but it is perfect for any group with a broad interest in the Museum. (Please allow 60-75 minutes for your visit.)

Cost: $12.00 per person

To make your reservation please contact Tours and Groups Coordinator, Stephen Whitman, at swhitman@nuclearmuseum.org or by phone at (505) 245-2137, extension 103.  Pre-payment is required to secure the group rate, and payment must be made at the time of scheduling.


Education Programs

For more information about educational programming or tours available for school groups (grades 2-12), please CLICK HERE, or contact Mollie Fullerton at mfullerton@nuclearmuseum.org


Trinity Tour

For information about the Museum’s annual Trinity Tour, please contact Stephen Whitman, Trinity Tour Operator, at swhitman@nuclearmuseum.org

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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Nuclear After Dark - October 4

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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BUFF: The B-52 Story - June 8 through December 29

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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