National Atomic Testing Museum
While your group is on a trip to Las Vegas, you should check out the National Atomic Testing Museum. In 1991, Congress chartered the location as the country’s only official atomic museum. Group members can check out interactive displays, short films, modules, and real equipment from the former testing site in Nevada. You can even test your own radioactivity as part of the experience.
The National Atomic Testing Museum showcases a collection of more than 12,000 unique artifacts through inspiring and educational exhibits. Development of the Bomb is a fascinating exhibit where visitors will explore how man came to make the first atomic bomb. Another exhibit is known as the Atmospheric Testing Exhibit. This is an area where the group will learn about the numerous tests that were conducted at the Nevada Test Site. Underground Testing is an exhibit where guests will see the technology and science that took nuclear testing underground. The Atomic Culture exhibit is where group members will learn how to survive an atomic blast and go beyond duck and cover and get a glimpse into the Atomic Age. Area 51: Myth or Reality is an entertaining interactive exhibit. Visitors will learn about the real truth, the real programs, and the secrecy that surrounds the base at Groom Lake.
The National Atomic Testing Museum contains one of the most comprehensive collections of nuclear history. The artifacts relate to topics such as atomic testing, the Nevada Test Site, the Cold War, and nuclear and radiological science and technology. The group can examine thousands of rare photographs, videos, artifacts, scientific and nuclear reports, and data, and one-of-a-kind scientist collections.