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The Manhattan Project and Beyond: History, Outreach and Research

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4 Days | 3 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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While WWII ravaged Europe and the Pacific, the world’s greatest minds came to the mountains of Los Alamos to develop the highly controversial atomic bomb. Join experts to discuss the history and continued research into atomic energy and weaponry at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque. See up close the artifacts of the pivotal period at the Bradbury Science Museum. Study the landscape and see how it played into the secret operations of the 1940s that would change the world and stop a war.


• Learn how the geography and secrecy of the landscape led Oppenheimer to choose Los Alamos as the ideal site to begin the Manhattan Project.
• Get up close to restricted test sites, facilities and labs of Manhattan Project members, as well as the artifacts of the atomic era.
• Explore the historical sites of Los Alamos, including Ashley Pond, Los Alamos Historical Museum, and the Fuller Lodge.

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Walking up to one mile over packed, uneven terrain; standing up to one hour.

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3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
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