The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is a Smithsonian Affiliate, and it is the only congressionally chartered museum in its field. This non-profit, organization is an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early conception, the Manhattan Project and the Cold War, to today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology.
The Nuclear Museum was established in 1969, and it presents exhibits and quality educational programs that convey the diversity of individuals and events that shape the historical and technical context of the nuclear age. The museum strives to present, through permanent and changing exhibit, the diverse applications of nuclear science - past, present and future - along with the stories of the field’s pioneers.
From its nine-acre outdoor exhibit area, housing multiple iconic aircraft, missiles, and military vehicles, to the indoor exhibits ranging from WWII to nuclear medicine and energy, it is a place to learn, to think, to imagine and to draw your own conclusions.
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.