Monday, March 30, 2009

sophistication, class, and style

Just three of the many wonderful words that have been used to describe the new and re-vamped exhibits at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Curious? Well, we've uploaded many pictures of the progress over the past few days to our photo site. We can't wait for you to see them in person. GRAND OPENING this Saturday April 4th at 9am. BUT, if you'd like a sneak peek - you are welcome to buy a ticket to our celebratory cocktail reception this Thursday April 2nd, 2009. For more information please call (505) 245-2137 x. 114.

Energy Encounters


entrance to Uranium Cycle

The Entrance to URANIUM CYCLE

Friday, March 27, 2009

Almost forgot....REDSTONE IS HOME!

Full KRQE news story.

They loaded him up, drove him up the I-40, with news helicopters following the whole way. It's not everyday that a rocket takes a ride on the freeway - even in Albuquerque.

A Class Unto Itself

It is official. We are now live, online, and into the new millennium. With the help of our friends at 3 Advertising, the new website for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is up. It is still a little rough and needs more content, but that is coming and being updated everyday - so check back often!

With this new site moving forward, we have lost our online sales availability temporarily. SO, if you are interested in buying tickets for the Black Tie Opening Reception next Thursday April 2, at 6pm - please feel free to call (505) 245-2137 x. 114 and leave a message. Messages are checked and returned daily.

The move and installation is going faster than even we can believe. The exhibits built, designed, and being installed by Display Dynamics are AMAZING, and we can't wait to share them with you.

We have items from our Old Town location that we are getting rid of. That's right folks - it's an ATOMIC MUSEUM FIRE SALE! Check out what we have for sale on our flickr, and make us an offer on anything you think you can't live without!

We are a week away from this momentous occasion, and hope to see you there. More updates will occur on this blog as often as possible, in addition to updates of photos and videos to the flickr site.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Settling In

Today was another big day for the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

Today Fat Man & Little Boy were moved from their former location at the Old Town Albuquerque location, to their new home in the new museum. The process was captured in both photos AND VIDEO! The full set is accessible on our online photo site HERE.

It is quite moving to see Fat Man roll along on his way to his new home, and we are excited to share it with you:

Things change every day at the museum, with all of the staff, volunteers, board members, and friends working together to get it ready to open in TWO WEEKS. It's hard to believe we've made it this far, and can't wait to open to the public and show the world what this museum has become.

If you haven't already done so, go to our website and buy tickets to our Opening Reception on April 2, 2009 - 6pm. Tickets are only $50, and this will be a GREAT party and an excellent chance to experience this amazing new museum.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

moving pains, down the home stretch

The long road to home is finally upon us. Since closing our Old Town location to the public on February 7th, the entire Museum staff and countless volunteers have been working nonstop to get everything packed and moved to the new building. During this, hundreds of volunteer hours were donated to get the new exhibit walls built and installed, more outdoor artifacts and exhibits were moved and set up by WWAR, phone lines put in, security systems installed, fire roads and inspections and residency.....and on and on.

As of this week, the staff formerly referred to as NAM staff is being moved to our new offices. As an aside, we will forever be nostalgic about the days when we had an easy to pronounce 3 letter acronym for our beloved organization. We are truly no longer the National Atomic Museum. The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is finally here, but NMNSH is not as smooth of an acronym to pronounce. Symbolic in many ways, we are well aware of the fact that we are part of something far larger than ourselves. The future of this organization is boundless. With rocky roads and trials behind us, we look forward to simple problems such as answering phones with a much longer welcome.

"National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, how can we help you?"

This week, staff and volunteers are working late into the evening to prime and paint our new exhibit walls in the new building. If you have any extra time and are interested in helping - please feel free to give us a call at 505-245-2137 x.114.

Starting Monday March 16th all of the staff will be reporting full time to our new home at 601 Eubank SE. After being between the two spaces over the past 5 weeks, this is a great relief. There are still some things to be moved and installed after that. Our beloved Redstone will move either next week or the week of the 23rd. That same week our beautiful new professionally designed interior exhibits will show up, and the exhibit fabrication company will install them in their new home.

So - when do we open??

Black Tie (optional) Cocktail Reception
a special preview for anyone which includes heavy hors'dvors, cocktails, music, and more
Tickets $50
available to purchase online at
for more info contact Special Event Coordinator Marina Colon at 505-245-2137 x. 114 or

Member Preview
a special preview for all those foundation members and donors that have helped the museum along the way
for more info or to rsvp contact Membership Specialist Nadine Scala at 505-245-2137 x. 113 or

SATURDAY & SUNDAY APRIL 4th & 5th, 2009
$8 adults
$7 senior
$7 youth
$6 active military
children under 5 - FREE!

This weekend will open this exciting new museum to the public for the first time and feature activities for all ages. See new exhibits, including Trinity and its Legacy, Energy Encounters, Little Albert's Lab. Dress to compete in the "Albert Einstein Look-Alike Contest," try some hands-on science, see our B29 and B52 airplanes, and so much more.

For more information check our website often AND, sometime in the next few weeks this will change too! We're looking forward to the launch of our new website!

There's so much going on that it's hard for us to keep up, and we're doing it all! More to come!