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The Bradbury Science Museum will join cultural institutions across the country to participate in the Smithsonian Institution’s fourth annual Museum Day on Saturday.
The national event is sponsored by Smithsonian magazine as a celebration of culture, learning, and the dissemination of knowledge. Museum Day follows the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C., museums.
“The Bradbury Science Museum already has a free-admission policy, but we’re participating to help raise awareness of the importance of museums that this event fosters. We’re looking forward to having the Bradbury represent local New Mexico museums in this nationwide event,” said Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck in an announcement Tuesday.
Last year more than 100,000 people attended Museum Day nationwide. All 50 states plus Puerto Rico were represented with 651 museums participating.
More information about participating venues and a free admission card is available at http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. A card is also available for subscribers in the September issue of the magazine.
The Bradbury Science Museum features films and interactive exhibits interpreting Los Alamos National Laboratory’s contributions to modern science, research, and technology, including its role in the Manhattan Project and current mission in national security.
“They’ve just completed the ‘Understanding Radiation’ exhibit, so that will be a new attraction on Saturday,” said Ed Vigil in the LANL Communications Office.
A special exhibit on motion activity that includes a hands-on clockwork device and other simple machines continues.
Planning and preparation is underway for another “High Tech Halloween,” later next month, Vigil added.
From 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Everett J. Neinhouse, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Ferris State University, Michigan will give a Peaceful Atom Project Lecture on “Reflections of a Nuclear Powered Heart Pacer Recipient.”
The Bradbury Science Museum is open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Admission is free and photos are allowed.
The museum is located at 15th Street and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos.