About National Nuclear Science Week

Nuclear Science Week is a unique outreach opportunity that grants teachers, student and citizens direct access to nuclear technologies and energy experts.

Five years ago the Smithsonian Affiliated National Museum of Nuclear Science and History founded this nationally recognized, weeklong celebration. Each year a different city is chosen to host a “big event” and smaller celebrations take place throughout the country. This year’s event will be held from October 16-24, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

The Seattle community has a diverse population that will help cultivate an active and constructive dialogue about nuclear technologies of all kinds during Nuclear Science Week. The regional presence of multiple nuclear startups, the public power entity Energy Northwest, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, AREVA, aerospace and naval presence, as well as many contract companies offer a potent narrative about the future of energy within a community that values innovation.

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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History isn’t just a museum.

It’s a place to learn, to imagine, to think, and to draw your own conclusions. We welcome visitors of all ages and all walks of life – because the history and science of nuclear energy affects each and every one of us. It’s our mission to chronicle the past, describe the present and imagine the future applications of nuclear science – beyond weapons and energy to the cutting edge of technology and healthcare.

See how becoming a member benefits you…as well as supports the Museum.

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