A Nuclear “To Do” Must in Las Vegas
By Monique Gaudin
The national endorsement has opened the floodgates of world–wide personal donations of artifacts and collections relating to the combined forty-one years of atmospheric and underground atomic testing at the Nevada Test Site, now known as the Nevada National Security Site.
“You look at the Nevada Test site and you have 350 thousand workers and then you have all the atomic events and that’s 62 thousand. We don’t have a count on all the union workers, but when you start looking at the nuclear complex you have to include plants in New York, plants in Philadelphia, plants all over the United Sates and contractors all over the United States, and you then come up with millions of people who have connections to the nuclear complex,” shared museum curator Karen Green.
Already housing over 12 thousand artifacts relating to the atomic testing era, this is a must on your “to do” list of Vegas. Just minutes off the Las Vegas Strip at 755 E. Flamingo Rd., the museum, in addition to providing a surprisingly interactive, educational and iconic peek into a historic era, holds events such as Family Fun Day to promote STEM education, a professional lecture series, along with special exhibits like the current one on Area 51- Myth or Reality.
From Atomic pop-culture to serious scholar that can be research further in the museums on site library, this jaunt is an unexpected “blast.”
Hours & Location
• Monday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
755 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119