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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

Nuclear After Dark - October 5

Join the museum for Nuclear After Dark on Friday, October 5, doors open at 5:30 pm! 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.

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Murder Mystery at the Museum - October 12

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 and tickets are $70 per person or $50 for museum members

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Nuclear Science Week - October 15-19

Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is an international, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional, national and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. The NSW Big Event will be taking place here in Albuquerque, October 15-19, and many of the events are open to the public! Join us for this exceptional event!

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