This is an absolute must-do when in Vegas this museum is well laid out and has a treasure trove of artifacts telling the story of nuclear development mostly in Nevada. Interactive exhibits, actual equipment bombs and geological artifacts. This museum tells an amazing story through several video stops and story boards. One gives you an ideas of what being near a detonation felt like, light wind and vibration. VERY informative and enlightening. They give you the facts and truth to explain an era and a technology that everyone should learn about. This was a great museum and extremely well done. Age 10 and up will benefit the most. Great exhibits and staff. Again, a must do.
This was way more fascinating than I thought it would be. We ran out of time and we had almost 2 hours. I'll definitely be going back here to read in further detail the displays and see the videos they have to present. The gift shop was cool and prices seemed fair. My wife picked up some stuff of course. Okay so did I. Everybody that work there was super friendly and helpful. Oh! And parking is a piece of cake. Might be tough for a large RV or something but for a regular passenger car it was a breeze.
We took a rout there this past Friday. It was a very informative experience. The person providing the tour was extremely knowledgeable. Awesome experience!
Pretty cool experience. While the stories told depict how people felt in the 20th century, there is not a modern regard for how the work done effects wildlife, indigenous peoples, or the local populations. What little there is is shown as an afterthought and explained as a necessary exploitation for the greater good. Not the tragedy that it is.
Awesome museum, extremely detailed and educational on all things Atomic Testing related! LOTS to read about, and will easily take you multiple hours depending on how much reading you complete. They have a small gift shop, and a movie theater that simulates what it was like to see an atomic bomb. Lots of history about Las Vegas, as well as testing in general. Fascinating part of history and makes you see Vegas in a different light!