Figure 1: B Reactor Museum on the Hanford Site

The Manhattan Project

Electronic Field Trip

Presented by The Lupo Family Charitable Fund
Additional support provided by The Dale E. and Janice Davis Johnston Family Foundation

Join The National WWII Museum for a cross-country virtual expedition to discover the science, sites, and stories of the creation of the atomic bomb. Student reporters examine the revolutionary science of nuclear energy in the Museum’s exhibits and the race to produce an atomic weapon in complete secrecy. Explore the world’s first industrial nuclear reactor at the massive and remote Hanford Site in Washington State. Travel to the undercover laboratory and test site in New Mexico to learn about the team of talented physicists who tirelessly created the detonating device and witnessed its destructive power firsthand. Our reporters uncover the stories of mobilization, collaboration, and innovation to understand how the results brought about the end of World War II and forever changed the world.

Hosted by Dee-1 with expert commentary from nuclear research professor Sharon Squassoni.


The Manhattan Project Electronic Field Trip Classroom Guide

Access lesson plans, essays, and other curriculum resources related to the Manhattan Project.


Special thanks to our filming partners:

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Bradbury Science Museum
Los Alamos National Laboratory
The Department of Energy/ Hanford B Reactor