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New Mexico Tours
In summer 2018, the Santa Fe Opera will be performing the opera "Doctor Atomic" by composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars. This program complements the opera with information about some of the key Manhattan Project sites in New Mexico.
Los Alamos, NM was the site of the Manhattan Project weapons laboratory. This "beta" tour features several important Manhattan Project sites, including Fuller Lodge and historic homes on Bathtub Row. More coming soon!
The Trinity Test, the world's first nuclear test, took place on July 16, 1945, in Alamogordo, NM.
This program provides information about the science, engineering, and technology of Hanford's B Reactor.
Take a tour of Hanford's B Reactor, the world's first full-scale plutonium production reactor.
In the 19th and early 20th century, Hanford, WA was home to Native American tribes and frontier farmers.
Learn about life at Hanford. Workers and their families who relocated to Hanford for Manhattan Project work found a dusty desert, but also built a vibrant and close-knit community.
Oak Ridge Tours
This program features the three uranium enrichment facilities, the X-10 pilot plutonium production reactor as well as "life in the secret city." We are grateful to William H. Wilcox and his family and Ellen Cherniavsky for their valuable support for this program.
One of the most important branches of the Manhattan Project was the Metallurgical Laboratory, or "Met Lab," at the University of Chicago.
Manhattan Project Innovations
In addition to being the weapons laboratory for the Manhattan Project, Los Alamos has developed technological innovations that continue to influence our world today.
This tour highlights some of the scientific and engineering innovations to come out of the Manhattan Project, including radiation detection instruments, plutonium production methods, and much more.
Manhattan Project Sites & Themes
French scientists, including Marie and Pierre Curie and Irène and Frédéric Joliot-Curie, transformed modern physics with their brilliant discoveries.
This tour will focus on spies during the Manhattan Project and the Alsos Mission in Europe, in which soldiers and scientists raced to determine how far Nazi Germany was in its quest for the bomb.