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Manhattan Project National Historical Park to host public tours April 5

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Los Alamos National Laboratory, in collaboration with the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Field Office and the National Park Service, will offer public tours of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park on April 5.

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Registration for the event is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The day will consist of four tours of 25 people each, each lasting three hours.

The LANL event complements the April 6 Trinity Site Open House located on the northern portion of White Sands Missile Range near San Antonio, N.M.

Participants will see the Pond Cabin, which served as an office for Emilio Segrè’s Radioactivity Group studying plutonium, a battleship bunker used to protect equipment and staff during implosion design explosives testing, and the Slotin Building, site of Louis Slotin’s criticality accident.

Members of the public are invited to register for the tours on Event Brite beginning Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. LANL tour participants must be 18 years old, U.S. Citizens, and provide proof of citizenship at the tour check in.

Future tour opportunities will be announced throughout the year.

For more information on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park and the Trinity Site, visit the Bradbury Science Museum website, the National Park Service’s Manhattan Project National Historical Park website, the Trinity Site webpage at White Sands and the Los Alamos History Museum.