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About Us

About Us

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology. Visitors can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world. The museum strives to present, through permanent and changing exhibits and displays, the diverse applications of nuclear science in the past, present, and future along with the stories of the field’s pioneers.

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is a Smithsonian Affiliate and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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Whether you are a member, a partner, or a fan, there are several great ways you can connect with the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

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Museum Newsletter and Annual Report
Our newsletter, press releases, and annual reports are a great way to stay informed about activities at the Museum. Read more here.

Membership
As a member of the Museum, you will enjoy free admission to the Museum's collection and special exhibitions, a schedule of upcoming Museum activities, admission to nearly 300 science museums all over the country, and more. Read more here.