Updated: Sunday, 13 Mar 2011, 10:27 PM MDT
Published : Sunday, 13 Mar 2011, 10:27 PM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - It’s a small museum off the beaten path in Southeast Albuquerque, but this past weekend, fueled by the events in Japan, the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History saw a significant increase in it’s patrons.
This weekend saw three times more people walking through the door than an average weekend since last summer. And for the first time in some employees memories more people came on Sunday than Saturday.
Museum officials believe the talk about a meltdown at a nuclear reactor in Japan is helping bring in people to the museum.
"I've talked to one or two people today and that was certainly a factor for them deciding today was the day for their visit," said museum President Dick Peebles.
"I just wanted to actually see the history of the Nuclear Museum,” said David Ramos, who served in the Navy and was stationed in Japan. Ramos still has a son there who is expected to be ok.
“And I wanted to see what our side of the story when it came to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki event that happened."
"This really is the museum in the united states where people should come to understand a little more about nuclear topics,” said Peebles.
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