Visiting a nuclear museum or historical site is a great way to learn more about nuclear energy. Here are some places you can go to be a “Nuclear Tourist!”
- The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, New Mexico is one of the best destinations for hands on learning about nuclear science for kids and adults.
- In the Arco desert in beautiful southern Idaho stands a museum and historical site called the Experimental Breeder Reactor- 1. You can see 4 reactors including 2 aircraft propulsion prototypes, a reactor control room and an interactive remote handling devise. This site is maintained by the Idaho National Laboratory.
- The Department of Energy recently opened up the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio for public tours. Advanced registration is required.
- Duke Energy has 2 fun, interactive museums dedicated to energy education in the Carolinas. The Energy Explorium is outside of Charlotte, NC at the McGuire Nuclear Station and the World of Energy is located in Seneca, SC at the Oconee Nuclear Station.
- The Department of Energy is offering tours of the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. You can go and learn all about Mixed Oxide Fuel, waste storage and see a decommissioned nuclear reactor. Space is limited so make sure to register in advanced!