NATIONAL ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM
755 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119
$4 Off General Admission*
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About the National Atomic Testing Museum Las Vegas:
Looking for something really interesting to do in Las Vegas? Visit the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas where secrets are revealed and histories are told. Find out the history of the atom bombs and witness what employees were forbidden to speak of. This almost 10,000 square foot building hosts the pictures of history where, in the 1950s, travelers would come to see the famous ‘mushroom clouds’. Here’s a fun fact: Did you know that out of the 928 nuclear tests that were announced, 828 of them were conducted underground? Come visit The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas and see why this historical part of our culture is so iconic that it put Vegas on the map for something other than gambling.
The National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM) is a national science, history and educational institution that tells the story of America’s nuclear weapons testing program at the Nevada Test Site. The Museum uses lessons of the past and present to better understand the extent and effect of nuclear testing on worldwide nuclear deterrence and geopolitical history. It provides collection-based exhibits and learning activities for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live. Its collections and activities are inseparably linked to serve a diverse public of varied ages, backgrounds, and knowledge.
The National Atomic Testing Museum is one of a handful of private national museums and showcases some of the rarest of artifacts relating to the nation’s atomic testing program. Nowhere else can you see a large nuclear reactor that was used in the development of the nuclear rocket and the first air-to-air missile, Genie. Personal atomic weapons that were developed to use in place of conventional weapons such as the Backpack Nuke and the Davy Crockett Weapon System (recoilless gun) are placed throughout the 8,000 square feet of museum exhibits.
From Atomic Age culture to the scientific and technological advances, the Museum highlights 70 years of nuclear testing. The end of the Cold War is depicted through a piece of the Berlin Wall complete with the celebratory graffiti painted by Berliners when the wall came down. Two pieces of the World Trade Center signify the beginning of the Global War on Terror and how the Museum today plays a role in the training of first-responders from across the nation who come to learn about the nuclear materials terrorists might use.
National Atomic Test Museum visitors will:
1) Learn about world events leading up to the establishment of the Nevada Test Site.
2) Learn about the progression of the Test Site from the above-ground tests to underground tests and non-nuclear activities.
3) See a replica of the Control Point where the countdown was conducted before each nuclear detonation.
4) Experience a Ground Zero Theater simulation of an above-ground test.
5) Reflect on the history of atomic testing and its relevance to national security and international stability.
$22 for adult general admission (includes National Atomic Testing Museum and Area 51 Exhibit)
Monday through Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
Approximately 1 mile east of Las Vegas Boulevard at 755 E. Flamingo Road, between Paradise and Swenson, near the Silver Sevens Casino.