The Atomic Testing Museum, as the name suggests, is all about how Nevada was used by the US military for atomic bomb testing in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The regular over ground detonation tests became something of a local tourist attraction, with people in Las Vegas able to get a good view of mushroom clouds in the distance. The tests were popular, seen as a show of American military might, and technological prowess. Atomic science also influenced popular culture, especially comic books and science fiction, which predicted every home would have a nuclear reactor one day! The museum features photographs of the tests, souvenirs from comics and touch screen documentary videos. The highlight of the museum is every 10 minutes or so, you can go into a simulated atomic bomb test: you sit on bleachers, hear official warnings about the blast, then at the end of the countdown, you see a flash and seconds later are buffeted by strong winds. They also have additional seasonal exhibits, there was one on Area 51 when I was there.
This is an awesome museum and impressed my oldest along with his parents. So many facts, features and so much information we didn’t know about. I am thankful for all those who sacrifice their safety and normalcy so we all could stay safe. It is a must see for all those nuclear families! A couple of wonderful video presentations and some hands on displays for the kids.
$12.00 Adults Ages 18-65
$9.00 Seniors Ages 65+
$9.00 Military With ID
$9.00 Youth Ages 7-17
$9.00 Student With ID
$9.00 NV Resident With ID
FREE Youth Ages 6 and under
FREE NTSHF Members present card
THE ATOMIC TESTING MUSEUM IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
Monday-Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.