December 6, 2022



 Cover of “The Fallout Story” by Bruce W. Church
(Photo Courtesy of Bruce W. Church)


LAS VEGAS (December 2022) – The Atomic Museum announces its roster of public programs and promotions for December.

All museum events require registration. For more information on the museum’s programs and to register, visit

STEM Saturdays
Date: Saturday, Dec. 3
Time: Check in begins at 10 a.m.; the event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Atomic Museum
Cost: Admission is complimentary, but space is limited. To RSVP, click here.
Description: The Atomic Museum invites middle and high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math to its next STEM Saturdays event in partnership with the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and the Clark County School District’s Career & Technical Education Department. This month’s event will feature topics covering geophysics and seismology. Attendees can also enjoy STEM-themed presentations, demonstrations and Q&As led by NNSS employees. Lastly, participants will enjoy a complimentary lunch and a free guided tour of the museum’s main gallery.

“The Fallout Story” Book Signing with Bruce W. Church
Date: Saturday, Dec. 10
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Atomic Museum
Cost: The book signing is free to attend; copies of “The Fallout Story” can be purchased at the Atomic Museum for $70.
Description: The Atomic Museum invites guests to an exclusive book signing event with Bruce W. Church, author of “The Fallout Story.” Taking readers through the author’s first-hand account of the early days of nuclear weapons testing at the Nevada Test Site, “The Fallout Story” discusses measurements gathered from atomic tests as well as their effects on the health and safety of surrounding areas and populations in Utah, Southern Nevada, and beyond.

“The Bomb without the Boom” Exhibit Opening Event
Date: Thursday, Dec. 15
Time: Ribbon cutting to take place at 9 a.m.
Location: Atomic Museum
Cost: Attendance is included with general admission and free for museum members.
Description: The Atomic Museum will host the official ribbon cutting of its newest, must-see exhibit, “The Bomb Without The Boom,” which answers the question, “What happened to our nukes?” The exhibit will highlight the Stockpile Stewardship Program and how, with the use of innovative and exciting scientific based experiments, the United States today can assure the safety and reliability of its nuclear weapons without underground testing in a post-Cold War world.  Showing how data gleaned from the use of lasers and small amounts of explosives are fed into super computers, this exhibit will demonstrate how these practices give scientists both peace of mind and confirmation of the viability of U.S. nuclear weapons.

Brigadier General Stacy Huser of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) will officiate the ribbon cutting.

Discounted Admission for Nevada Residents, Seniors, Students and Active Military
Cost: Various discounted tickets range from $18 to $20
Description: The Atomic Museum offers exclusive discounts for Nevada residents, seniors 62 years or older, students and active military. Tickets can be purchased in person or online by clicking 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 and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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