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Hours & Admissions

Museum Hours - the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is OPEN!

During the government shutdown, the museum is offering furloughed employees and their immediate families free admission into the museum. Upon arrival to the museum, please tell the admission desk you are a furloughed employee, and you and your family will be granted free access to the museum.

Open daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (We are open until 7:00 pm on the last Thursday of each month. Regular admission applies.)
Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
The Museum will close early at 3:00 pm on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Museum Admission

Adults 18-59 - $14
Seniors 60+ - $12
Youth 6-17 - $10
Children 5 and under - Free 
Veterans - $8
Active Military (and dependents) - $7
Group Tours – For more information

*A valid photo ID with a resident address is required for New Mexico resident admission prices. Please call (505) 245-2137, ext. 106, for details.

Map and Directions

Museum Numbers

Museum Store: (505) 245-2137, ext. 106
Administrative Offices: (505) 245-2137, ext. 103
Group Tours: (505) 245-2137, ext. 122

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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