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, 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.
What some people are buzzing about:
91% of 2,210 customers recommend
“Set aside a good amount of time to spend reading through the exhibits.”
“This museum is well organized and very informative. Great experience! ”
“Read the display notes and watch the videos. My favourite was seeing the timeline. This a great learning experience for older kids 12+”