National Atomic Testing Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 57% Off)

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Splitting an atom in half results in an astonishing burst of energy, the exact opposite effect of splitting an energy drink. Get pumped up with this Groupon.

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  • $14 for two adult general-admission tickets (up to a $28 value)
  • $24 for four adult general-admission tickets (up to a $56 value)

Explore the history and science of the Nevada test site in a series of exhibits, including underground testing sites and a look at atomic culture. Though not included with this Groupon, the museum also recently opened an exhibit that reveals the myths and existing evidence of Area 51.

National Atomic Testing Museum

The 8,000-square-foot National Atomic Testing Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, unveils the fascinating history of the Nevada test site with a growing collection of permanent and special exhibitions just off the Strip. Boots quake as visitors experience a simulated atomic blast, and an exhibit on the Manhattan Project covers its rivalry with the competing Staten Island Gambit. Firsthand accounts of nuclear tests put museum-goers in the shoes of blast eyewitnesses, and a 6-foot I-beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center adds a solemn contemporary note. The museum's brigade of volunteer tour guides acts as exhibit interpreters, encouraging hands-on exploration and teaching how to divide atoms using nothing more than a good set of kitchen cutlery.

National Atomic Testing Museum

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.

Reviews

This is a really great museum. I spent so much time here that they staff actually had to remind me that the place closed at 5 PM!

Anna F., Yelp, 6/15/12

Really enjoyed seeing the films of tests, educational materials, as well as the letters and documents of the era.

Kattuschka, TripAdvisor, 6/26/12

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “A very educative museum. Me and my husband just loved it and happy we visited :)”

  • “There were older men that worked there and were able to give great insight so I would suggest talking to them and asking questions.”

  • “Very informative, well worth the time, to learn about some great historical things. Area 51 exhibit was interesting as well.”


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    Las Vegas

    755 E Flamingo Rd.

    Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

    702-794-5161

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In a Nutshell

Visitors navigate 8,000 sq. ft. devoted to exploring the history of the Nevada test site

The Fine Print

Expires Dec 12th, 2012. Limit 6 per person, may buy 6 additional as gifts. Limit 6 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for Area 51 exhibit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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