This is part of our 100 Things in 2017 challenge. Here’s the full list.
It’s a really great museum, honestly. In addition to the expected exhibits about weapons (which made Becky hugely uncomfortable, but were fascinating for Will; we told him he could pose in exactly three photos with weapons), there were also areas dedicated to medicine, pop culture (uranium glass!), power generation, and waste storage.
We spent almost the whole day here. There was lots to do, and tons to read. Will now has a general idea of how a nuclear power reactor works, and what happened at Chernobyl. I came away with a more tactile sense of the scope and ethics of the Manhattan Project, and what it must have felt like to work on something that you knew was going to change the world.