Titan Missile Museum


Much of the work done by defense engineers is so important to our national security, but the general public never knows about it. Perhaps that is why the Titan Missile Museum is considered a must-see exhibit: It provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity not only to see the largest Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile ever developed by the U.S. but also to experience a hands-on reenactment of the launch sequence that was never ordered. The only Titan II site that remains intact out of 54 such missile sites that were constructed during the 1960s, this museum has been named a National Historic Landmark.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Aerospace, Mechanical, Nuclear & Petroleum
Topic(s):Space/Transportation
Grade:6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:In 1981, President Reagan announced that all Titan IIs would be phased out. To avoid having the museum's missile counted as a warhead, holes were cut in the missile's propellant tanks, and it sat outside for 30 days for satellite observation. Also, the silo closure door was fixed in a half-open position with a skylight installed over the open half.