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The lead article for this month's issue of @the Bradbury.

The Bradbury Science Museum remains temporarily closed.

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On March 16, following New Mexico Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel’s March 12 order suspending mass gatherings in New Mexico, the Bradbury Science Museum temporarily closed its doors to the public. Over the course of the next week, the Los Alamos National Laboratory shifted to increased telework in support of “social distancing” and the Bradbury staff followed suit to further support the effort to contain the spread of the virus. 

While the Bradbury remains temporarily closed to the public, our mission—to stimulate interest in and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics—remains steady and our work to promote public understanding and appreciation of Los Alamos National Laboratory carries on.

Exhibit design, educational resource development, and community outreach all continue behind the scenes. Yes, exhibit design takes a little longer when we don’t gather and brainstorm in person. Yes, we miss the thousands of students that should be discovering science in the Museum this spring. Yes, it’s a big shift of resources to re-schedule or re-format public events such as Science on Tap and Teen Night. Yes, life as we know it at the Bradbury, as in our communities, has changed a bit, but the work goes on and we’re excited to meet the challenges. 

So, how will we meet these social-distancing driven challenges? We’ll certainly use every online opportunity available to us. We’ll continue building partnerships for future endeavors, even if we’re not meeting in person. Perhaps most importantly, we’ll continue to be available; to our Lab partners planning exhibits or events in the future, to Northern New Mexico educators with a growing need for educational opportunities designed for a stay-at-home student body, and to our community as it looks for information and perhaps even distraction during this stressful time. 

With the safety of our staff, their families, and the community foremost in our thoughts, the museum will remain temporarily closed and all public, in-person events are postponed till further notice. Please check our website and event calendar for updates. Museum staff do remain available to answer your questions and welcome your calls. To reach us, please call 505-667-4444 and select the appropriate option. You may also email staff directly.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in keeping our wonderful community safe! Please check our website for additional communications and updates as they become available. 

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