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Trinity Tour

Registration now open for April 4, 2020, Trinity Tour.

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History leads a bus tour to the historically significant Trinity Site on the first Saturday of April and October each year. 

Tour participants tour the McDonald Ranch House, walk to Ground Zero and view Jumbo (code name for the 214-ton Thermos shaped steel and concrete container designed to hold the precious plutonium core of the Trinity device in case of a nuclear mis-fire). While on the bus, docents will also provide insight into historical events and the scientific pioneers of the Manhattan Project. The tour also includes a catered lunch at the museum after the Trinity Tour. 

Please be prepared to walk, as there are multiple times in which walking it necessary to get from one point to another. Charter buses will take all visitors from the museum to Trinity Site, but guests must walk to military buses (similar to yellow school buses) once arriving at Trinity Site. There are five steps to get on and disembark both types of buses.

Cost for the tour is $90 per person, due at the time of reservation. To make a reservation for the next trip, please register below. If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Whitman at swhitman@nuclearmuseum.org.

"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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