National Atomic Testing Museum

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 geo-political 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.

Our Plans:

  • Experience an atmospheric test through virtual reality
  • Compare the fall out of different nuclear weapons
  • “Duck and Cover” in the Civil Defense theater
  • Take a virtual reality tour of the underground subcritical testing facility
  • Reminisce about nuclear weapons and science in popular culture