Registration Opens Friday For Debut Public Tours Of Manhattan Project National Historical Park

Pond Cabin, which served as an office for Emilio Segrè’s Radioactivity Group studying plutonium is on the upcoming tour. Courtesy photo

ScienceFest 2018 News:

The U. S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Los Alamos Field Office and Los Alamos National Laboratory, partnering with the U. S. Department of Interior and National Park Service, will offer public tours of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park July 12 and 13 as part of Los Alamos ScienceFest 2018.

Registration is required in advance for limited tour slots. The public is invited to register for the tours by visiting the Bradbury Science Museum’s webpage at beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29. The three-hour tours are limited to 25 participants each on a first-come, first-served basis.

These morning tours will feature a visit to 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.

Tour participants must be at least 18 years of age, U.S. citizens, and provide proof of citizenship at the tour check in. Proof of citizenship includes, a U.S. passport, an enhanced driver’s license, a birth certificate, a Tribal Identification Card or a U.S. Naturalization Certificate.

2018 marks ScienceFest’s 11th year and is July 11-15 with a “Science Rules in Los Alamos” theme. For more ScienceFest information, as well as the latest event schedule, visit

The Los Alamos ScienceFest is a Los Alamos MainStreet event created in partnership with Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC). The LACDC is a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization that serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, projectY cowork Los Alamos, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos MainStreet, Los Alamos Small Business Center and the Los Alamos Research Park.

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