Atomic energy museum nevada


The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the nation’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field. Originally known as the National Atomic Museum, it was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology. The entrance to the museum is through steel doors, and the ticket booth is a replica of a Nevada Test Site guard station. Once you "clear security" (i.e. pay admission) you can enter, past a life-size cardboard photo of "Miss Atomic Bomb of 1957." All of the tour guides wear white lab coats. This blend of seriousness and whimsy is everywhere. Jan 31, 2017 · Five Landmarks of Atomic Nevada ... 2 National Atomic Testing Museum LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. The atomic age drew tourists to Nevada in droves. ... so named to reflect the use of the destructive energy ... The museum is run by the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation, founded in 1998. The 8,000-square-foot museum opened in 2005. The exhibits show the history of atomic energy with artifacts, media ...