Last featured in the 10-31-2003 issue of the Scout Report, the National Atomic Museum has been re-christened the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. The museum's website features a number of virtual resources that will be appealing to science educators and parents.
Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this Smithsonian-affiliated museum is the only congressionally chartered museum of nuclear science and history in the U.S. The museum was established in 1969 to support education about "the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today's peaceful uses of nuclear technology." In addition to its in-person exhibits, the museum has a number of useful online resources available on the page linked above. Under the Visit tab in the menu at the top of the page, educators may want to explore options for "Virtual Museum Tours." Using Zoom, museum staff will take groups through exhibitions (for a small fee) on topics such as the Manhattan Project, the Cold War, Atomic Culture, Nuclear Waste Transportation, and Nuclear Medicine. Under the Educate tab, teachers and parents will find options for enhancing students' learning using museum resources, such as a set of "Online Resources" of audio and video content that would be particularly useful for science classrooms. The museum receives additional support from the Atomic Heritage Foundation.