What's happening at Los Alamos High School
- All attendees must check-in at LAHS Duane Smith Auditorium lobby upon arrival to pick up badges, tour passes and meal tickets
- Arrive here 30 minutes before your tour departure to pick up badges, tour passes and meal tickets
- Onsite tour buses load in front of auditorium
- Food, games, music, dancers and event info are at LAHS football practice field (grassy area south of Griffith Gymnasium)
- Student Symposium takes place in the LAHS Student Commons area
- 9 am–noon, students present posters and share their experiences with the public
- Noon–12:30 pm, students finish Symposium and take posters down
- A Health Tent will be located at the southwest corner of the grassy area south of Griffith Gym. You will find emergency preparedness info there. It also will serve a central spot for lost children or items.
- The auditorium will be open all day and provide an air-conditioned space and ample seating for any guest needing a break from the heat. Restrooms also will be available here.
Games and activities for kids & adults
- Music and entertainment line up:
- 10:15 am, Severo Martinez y Grupo Fuego
- 11:30 am, Joe Archuleta
- 12:45 pm, Welcome events: presentation of colors, national anthem, Lab Director and dignitaries
- Dignitaries include Governor Susana Martinez
- 1:40 pm, Ohkay Owingeh Ice Mountain Dance Group
- 3 pm, Los Alamos Big Band
- Three premium inflatables (e.g., giant slides or obstacle courses)
- Four inflatables for younger kids
- Two interactive inflatables—some sort of challenge involved!
- Lawn games:
- Baggo (aka, Cornhole)
- Washer toss (aka, Texas Horseshoes)
What's happening at National Security Sciences Building (NSSB) at TA-3
- Laboratory movies (Sizzle Reel and 3-D animation of DAHRT), science talks and posters
What's happening at University of New Mexico–Los Alamos
Map of UNM-LA, extra parking
- 8:30 am–4 pm, Historical Archives, Student Center, Building 2. Includes items such as
- J. Robert Oppenheimer's handwritten notes and chair
- wartime organizational charts, badge photos, newspapers
- exhibit on Rear Admiral William "Deak" Parsons, focusing on his work for the Manhattan Project that ultimately led to allied victory in World War II and American nuclear supremacy
- 9–10 am, The Moment in Time, Lecture Hall Room 230, Building 2
- A documentary on the history of the wartime Laboratory.
- 10:30 am, The Role of Los Alamos in World War II, Part I, presented by LANL historian Alan Carr, Lecture Hall Room 230, Building 2
- This lecture focuses on the military, political and scientific developments leading to establishment of the Laboratory, and the work leading to 1945 Trinity Test
- 12–12:35 pm, Trust, But Verify, Lecture Hall Room 230, Building 2
- A documentary about US-Soviet collaboration on treaty verification technologies, narrated by Charlton Heston.
- 1–1:30 pm, Los Alamos, The First 25 Years, Lecture Hall Room 230, Building 2
- A documentary produced in the early 1970s, narrated by former Lab Director Norris Bradbury.
- 2:30 pm, The Role of Los Alamos in World War II, Part II, presented by LANL historian Alan Carr, Lecture Hall Room 230, Building 2
- This lecture focuses on Trinity Test and role the atomic bomb played in bringing an end to the war.
Activities for kids
- Make a birthday card for the Laboratory
- Create a password and secret name
- Create a sign for your laboratory
- Line Chaserz - draw straight lines, curvy lines, or twisty lines and the Line Chaserz high-tech sensors will track the line, following it wherever it goes
Map of LAHS activities & games
Get printable copy of activities map (pdf)