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National Atomic Testing Museum
National Atomic Testing Museum Overview
From the National Atomic Testing Museum website:
The National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM) is a national science, history and educational institution that tells the story of America’s nuclear weapons testing program at the Nevada Test Site. The Museum uses lessons of the past and present to better understand the extent and effect of nuclear testing on worldwide nuclear deterrence and geopolitical history. It provides collection-based exhibits and learning activities for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live. Its collections and activities are inseparably linked to serve a diverse public of varied ages, backgrounds, and knowledge.
National Atomic Test Museum visitors will:
- Learn about world events leading up to the establishment of the Nevada Test Site.
- Learn about the progression of the Test Site from the above-ground tests to underground tests and non-nuclear activities.
- See a replica of the Control Point where the countdown was conducted before each nuclear detonation.
- Experience a Ground Zero Theater simulation of an above-ground test.
- Reflect on the history of atomic testing and its relevance to national security and international stability.
National Atomic Testing Museum Location
The National Atomic Testing Museum is located at 755 E. Flamingo Road – Las Vegas, NV 89119
National Atomic Testing Museum Hours
- Monday – Saturday: 10am-5pm
- Sunday: 12pm-5pm
- Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
National Atomic Testing Museum Ticket Prices
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- 6 and under: Free
- Youth admission (ages 7 – 14): $16
- General admission: $22
- NV Resident admission: $18
- Active military: $18
- Family admission (2 adults and up to 3 youth): $65
- Senior admission: $18
- Student admission: $18