Temporarily ClosedProject Y at Los Alamos was the part of the Manhattan Project responsible for designing and building the first atomic bomb. The project’s director, J. Robert Oppenheimer, chose the site for secrecy and scientific considerations, but also because he thought the ruggedly scenic country would appeal to his team of scientists. Visitors experience more than 40 interactive exhibits within the Museum’s three galleries—History, Defense and Research. Two 16-minute films shown throughout the day tell the stories of the race to build the first atomic bomb during the Manhattan Project and the work the Lab does today to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent. TechLab is a hands-on, do-it-yourself space geared toward children and families for exploring scientific and technical concepts. Under group programs, Science on Wheels takes hands-on science activities on-the-road in northern New Mexico to grades 4-6. Museum Explorations provides two-hour customized visits for K-12 school classes. Both of these school programs are tied to the New Mexico Science Content Standards and Benchmarks, and Performance Standards Strands and Benchmarks. Visit us at www.lanl.gov/museum for more information. We are located at 15th St. and Central Avenue in Los Alamos. Open daily, Tuesday – Saturday 10-5, Sunday – Monday 1-5; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Phone (505) 667-4444. Admission is free, and photos are allowed.
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