Updated: Mar 6
Replica of the Trinity Gadget inside the Atomic Museum.
(Photo Courtesy of Chris Wessling for the Atomic Museum)
The Atomic Museum invites middle and high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math to its next STEM Saturdays event on Saturday, March 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. In partnership with the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and the Clark County School District’s Career & Technical Education Department, the March event will include two presentations on chemistry and industrial hygiene.
NNSS employees will conduct the “elephant toothpaste” experiment to teach students about chemical reactions and the importance of wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent hearing loss in hazardous work environments. Lastly, participants will enjoy a complimentary lunch and a free guided tour of the museum’s main gallery.
Registration is complimentary but space is limited. To register, click here.
The Atomic Museum is operated and maintained by its parent company, the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation (NTSHF), an IRS 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit organization chartered in Nevada. The Atomic Museum is one of 37 museums designated as an Affiliate Partner of the Smithsonian Institution and is a repository for one of the most comprehensive collections of nuclear history in the world. Covering nuclear history beginning with the first test at the Nevada Test Site on January 27, 1951, the Atomic Museum’s exhibitions and programming also address current affairs related to the nuclear industry. For more information, go to atomicmuseum.vegas and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.