National Atomic Testing Museum Outing 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 to the National Atomic Testing Museum. Choose between the following options:

  • For $14, you get two adult general-admission tickets (a $28 value).
  • For $24, you get four adult general-admission tickets (a $56 value).

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 museumgoers 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. Though not included with this Groupon, the museum also recently opened an exhibit on Area 51.

Our customers loved this deal last year, earning the National Atomic Testing Museum a spot on Groupon's Best of 2011 list.

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

Harking back to the romantic, nuclear era of Las Vegas in the 1950s, the Atomic Testing Museum is a delightful diamond in the rough.

Lark Ellen Gould, trazzler, 11/3/11

This well-executed museum, library, and gallery space (a Smithsonian affiliate) offers visitors a fascinating glance at the test site

Frommer's

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

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In a Nutshell

Tour guides help visitors navigate 8,000 sq. ft. devoted to exploring the history of the Nevada Test Site.

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 8th, 2012. Limit 6 per person, may buy 6 additional as gifts. Limit 6 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Extra fee applies 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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