The Atomic Testing Museum

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Tour guides help visitors navigate 8,000 square feet devoted to exploring the history of the Nevada Test Site

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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 today’s Groupon to The 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).<p>

The 8,000-square-foot 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 act 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.

Customer Reviews

good history lesson
Katheleen F. · January 2, 2016
As with any museum that may be of genuine interest, allow yourself a lot of time to browse and enjoy. This museum is filled with a lot of great, detailed content. Definitely make time to watch the short films in the main galleries. When I visited, the Area 51 exhibit was extended, so I paid the $6 to check it out.
Tracy I. · April 26, 2014
Awesome!
Larissa F. · February 2, 2012
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