EBR-I Atomic Museum

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Have you ever seen a nuclear reactor? Ever wonder how electricity is generated from nuclear energy? Satisfy your curiosity by visiting the Experimental Breeder Reactor-I (EBR-I) Atomic Museum, located on Highway 20-26 between Idaho Falls and Arco. The facility, a National Historic Landmark where usable electricity was first generated from nuclear energy in 1951, is open to the public. You’ll see four nuclear reactors, including two aircraft nuclear propulsion prototypes, a reactor control room, remote handling devices for radioactive materials, and radiation detection equipment. Learn how electricity is produced from splitting atoms and see numerous explanatory displays and exhibits.

Things To Know

  • Self-guided and guided tours available depending on the season.
  • Please call or visit the website to confirm hours of operation and fees.