The Atomic Testing Museum is one of the unique attractions found in Las Vegas. The city is known for the casinos, shows and many other things, but museums like this one make Vegas the fantastic destination it is. With many different exhibits, both permanent and temporary, there’s plenty for the entire family to enjoy.
With over 12,000 artifacts and plenty of exhibits, there’s quite a bit to take in when you visit the museum. The permanent exhibits include:
- GZ Theater – Features a simulated bomb blast.
- Atmospheric Testing – Discover details about the many tests at the Nevada Test Site and all over the globe.
- Underground Testing
- Atomic Culture – Learn about the different ways to survive an atomic blast.
- Development of The Bomb – Find out how the atomic bomb came about.
- Radiation – Learn all about how radiation is monitored, measured and tracked.
Along with these permanent exhibits, the National Atomic Testing museum features plenty of other collections. You can enjoy the Cold War Warrior Archives, conduct research or discover the different photography and films at the museum. Make sure to check the website, as well, for temporary exhibits on display.
Hours and Admission
The museum is located on the campus of the Desert Research Institute and is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday from noon to 5pm.
Admission to the museum for adults is $14 and for children ages 7 to 17 are $11. Children under 6 years of age get in free. Nevada Residents receive admission for $11 with an ID and discounts are provided for seniors, military and students.
Admission to some temporary exhibits, such as the Area 51 exhibit is extra. The museum also offers group tours for 10 to 45 people at a price of $10 per person.