INL News Release
Sept. 29, 2017

Lori McNamara, 208-520-6066,
Sarah Neumann, 208-520-1651,

Families invited to Family Nuclear Science Night Oct. 18

In an effort to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and technicians, Idaho National Laboratory is hosting Family Nuclear Science Night on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the INL Meeting Center.

Open to the first 300 people to register, families are invited to come and meet nuclear scientists and engineers, and engage in hands-on activities and demonstrations focused on nuclear science.

Activities are geared toward elementary to middle school-aged children, who must be accompanied by an adult.

Each child will be given a passport book for collecting signatures as they visit all the demonstrations and exhibits. They can also play Nuclear Energy Bingo, get their faces painted and gather freebies throughout the evening.

What:  Family Nuclear Science Night
Where:  INL Meeting Center at the Energy Innovation Laboratory, 775 University Blvd., Idaho Falls
When:  Wednesday, Oct. 18, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
How:  Register online at, Sept. 29 to Oct. 11. Open to the first 300 people to register.

Family Nuclear Science Night is presented in conjunction with Nuclear Science Week, which takes place each year in the third week of October. INL’s partners for the event include:

  • Idaho Section American Nuclear Society (ANS)
  • ANS: Student Chapter at University of Idaho
  • ANS: Student Chapter at Idaho State University
  • Idaho State University College of Science and Engineering
  • North American Young Generation in Nuclear
  • Idaho Women in Nuclear
  • INL Women in Leadership
  • Mothers for Nuclear

INL is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratories. The laboratory performs work in each of DOE’s strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science and environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research and development. Day-to-day management and operation of the laboratory is the responsibility of Battelle Energy Alliance.

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