Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Open for Business

The weekend's festivities were wildly successful. In four days of events (from Thursday through Sunday) the Museum saw nearly 2,000 visitors, and generated an amazing amount of revenue through store sales, admissions, and memberships. We had nearly 150 new members join over the weekend, and had 140 of our existing members show up for their special sneak preview Friday afternoon.

A breakdown of the fun and excitement from each day will come soon (with pictures!), but for now we thought we'd share some nostalgia to remind us where we came from and how far we've come:

Huge thanks to visitor Dan Bialek for coming to the old space, making this video, posting and sharing it with the world.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

almost there

We are less than 24 hours away from our first event in the new museum - and tickets are still available!

The staff is exhausted, to say the least, but cannot express our excitement over sharing this triumph to the world. We can't wait to open the doors, and welcome guests from all over the world to learn about the science, physics, history, politics, origins, and future of the nuclear world. Our World.

We can't wait to share our new treasures, like the 1942 Packard Clipper - "Oppie's Ride":

inside front

She came home yesterday
, much to our delight. She is beautiful and ready for her debut.

If you are able to make it out to any of our opening events this weekend, please take a moment to smile and thank any staff member or volunteer that you recognize. We are blessed to have a generous & dedicated group of people involved in this project from the early beginnings to the very end, and those people have given more to this museum than anyone could quantify. But know that the best way to thank us is not only to visit us, but to visit often! And bring friends!