Manhattan Project National Historical Park Offers Tours At Los Alamos


Los Alamos National Laboratory is offering tours of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Oct. 4. Image Courtesy MPNHP


Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), 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 October 4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

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 October 5, 2019 Trinity Site Open House located on the northern portion of White Sands Missile Range near San Antonio, New Mexico.

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 the Bradbury Science Museum website. LANL tour participants must be 18 years of age, U.S. Citizens, and provide proof of citizenship at the tour check in. There are specific identification and clothing requirements that participants must follow if they want to participate. Details will be provided to those who register, please follow them to avoid being turned away from the tour.

Future tour opportunities will be announced throughout the year.

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

Formally established in November 2015 via a Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Energy and the National Park Service to preserve portions of three World War II sites where the United States developed the first atomic weapons, the park marks the history of the people, science, events, and controversy associated with the creation of the atomic bomb in the top-secret effort known as the Manhattan Project. Under the agreement, the NPS and DOE jointly manage and administer the park.