The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas offers a thorough look at the history of nuclear testing in southern Nevada and nationwide. The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas tells the fascinating story of America's nuclear weapons program and the Cold War. Visitors touring the museum will be treated to many never-before-seen, first-person narratives, impressive artifacts, theatrical devices, environmental re-creations and interactive exhibits. The National Atomic Testing Museum is home to both the Silo Museum, which plays a short film about the Nevada Test Site, and the multi-sensory Ground Zero Theater, which explains the history of atomic testing. Video footage of actual atomic tests can also be found in other parts of the museum.
The National Atomic Testing Museum is filled with fascinating exhibits, from a display of authentic Geiger counters, radio badges and other testing devices to a range of ancient artifacts discovered in and around Nevada’s test area. Enormous drill bits and other equipment can be found in the Underground Testing Gallery, which offers a look at underground atomic testing. One of the most interesting exhibits features an assortment of atomic-related memorabilia and chronicles the enormous impact that the atomic age had on pop culture. Visitors to the museum will even find a portion of the Berlin Wall, while the Innovators Gallery and its walls of photos pays tribute to the men and women who played a part in the history of atomic testing.
The new exhibit, AREA 51 MYTH OR REALITY is open now through 2014.