Atomic Testing Museum May Move From UNLV To Downtown Las Vegas


Courtesy National Atomic Testing Museum

Above-ground atomic tests could be seen from Las Vegas in the 1950s.

The National Atomic Testing Museum has been on the UNLV campus more than 14 years.

For a museum related to one of the most significant research programs ever undertaken in the U.S., the museum’s location has made it an afterthought for many.

That’s going to change.

With help from a $1 million match grant from state lawmakers this year, the museum is going to move into downtown Las Vegas. There, three museums already exist.

Cree Zischke is a big part of the effort as director of strategic partnerships for the museum. She talked with us via telephone at the Spy Museum in Washington, where she was on a fact and idea-gathering mission.


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Cree Zischke, director of strategic partnerships, Atomic Testing Museum

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