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August 1, 2020
The Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

The Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

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The Tech Lab’s usual exhibits have been put in storage, and the space is now home to a mini production set, complete with lighting, cameras, and a green screen.

Summer is usually a busy, busy time at the Bradbury Science Museum. Normally, the Museum galleries would be packed with tourists and locals exploring the Lab’s unique history and leading-edge research. This year, the Museum galleries look a bit different, and they’re definitely a bit quieter. This year, instead of hosting tens of thousands of tourists from fifty plus countries, our galleries are filled with new exhibit projects, production and staging equipment for virtual fieldtrips and public events, and with equipment and materials that will support social distancing efforts when we reopen. 

Work on exhibit projects tends to slow down during the summer, but not this year. This year, our exhibit team is taking advantage of the extra time and floor space to wrap up several projects and start on a few new ones:

  • Spanish versions of our signature movies, Racing Toward Dawn and Heritage of Science.
  • Major updates to Supercomputing, which originally debuted in 1993.
  • A new traveling exhibit set to debut in October.
  • New requests for exhibits from Lab partners.
  • Myriad smaller updates and repairs that are a constant part of Museum upkeep.

Another important part of our mission is providing educational outreach and resources to our Northern New Mexico students and educators, and new, virtual field trips will offer custom videos, live streaming, and online tutorials. To accommodate this new formatting, the Tech Lab’s usual exhibits have been put in storage, and the space is now home to a mini production set, complete with lighting, cameras, and a green screen. 

Of course, planning for our eventual reopening is first and foremost in our minds. Social-distancing signage, no-contact replacements or conversions for doors and other high-touch features, plexiglass barriers at the welcome desk, all these new features wait in the Museum’s galleries, anticipating installation. 

While staff at the Bradbury Science Museum would rather the galleries and theaters were filled with curious and contemplative visitors, we know they will return. Until then, we remain dedicated to finding creative and engaging ways to continue our work—stimulating interest in and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and promoting public understanding and appreciation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.