Education


MP3 Audio Guide
Download the Podcast A great way to tour the museum is by using our free MP3 audio tour.  Our downloadable mp3 audio tour is compatible with most smart-phones and iPods, and includes an in-depth overview of each gallery within the museum.   Please download the MP3 Audio Guide before coming to the museum and bring your own headphones and portable device to enjoy a private tour of the artifacts and exhibits, as well as vintage public-service announcements recorded during the Cold War.

Educational Events

The National Atomic Testing Museum offers a variety of educational events throughout the year, including our popular Pub Lectures, Distinguished Lectures, Family Fun Days, Nevada Day celebrations, and our unique temporary exhibits. We make learning both fun and interesting. Our educational activities highlight current global topics while illustrating the significance of life-long learning through science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). For a list of upcoming events at the National Atomic Testing Museum please see our What’s Happening section on our homepage.


Parents

The National Atomic Testing Museum offers parents activities and educational displays that make their children’s visit to the museum both fun and informative.  These include:
  • 12 interactive computer touch-screens with videos and educational games
  • A Geiger counter display where children can learn to use a Geiger counter
    and test a variety of objects for radioactivity
  • Downloadable activity sheets, including a scavenger hunt and museum questionnaire
  • More educational games and science related merchandise available in museum store

Educators/School Field Trips

A field trip to the National Atomic Testing Museum brings Nevada history to life.  Students will learn the history of nuclear testing outside of Las Vegas, interact with artifacts and technology, view a simulation of a nuclear blast in our Ground Zero Theater, and see footage of some of the 1,000 nuclear bombs that were tested in the Nevada desert.  Our knowledgeable docents blend science and history with culture and current issues.  The interactive environment of the National Atomic Testing Museum exceeds state educational standards while emphasizing the important role of STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

For more information on booking a School Field Trip, please email joe.kent@natm-nv.org or download our School Field Trip Policy & Request form

Teachers can also download these activity sheets.

Word Search - Elementary
Word Search – Middle School
Scavenger Hunt
Crossword Puzzle
World Nuclear Testing
Museum Questionnaire.

* No Group Tours are available for the Area 51 Exhibit.