@Near Strip East | Regular 22, Our Price $16 (27% Discount - Includes all taxes & fees) | Open Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM, Open Sun 12PM-5PM | View National Atomic Testing Museum reviews on Vegas.com
8,000-square-foot museum explores the history of the Nevada test site and it’s atom-fizzing events
The 8,000-square-foot National Atomic Testing Museum, located just off the Strip, unveils the fascinating history of the famed Nevada test site. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum has a growing collection of permanent and special exhibitions. Boots quake as visitors experience a simulated atomic blast, and another exhibit details the Manhattan Project, the U.S.'s massive undertaking to create the first atomic bomb. Firsthand accounts of nuclear tests put museum-goers in the shoes of blast eyewitnesses; there's also a poignant exhibit that includes a 6-foot I-beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. The museum volunteer tour guides act as exhibit interpreters, encouraging hands-on exploration and teaching how to divide atoms using nothing more than a good set of kitchen cutlery.
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