Surry Nuclear Information Center

5570 Hog Island Rd.
Surry, VA 23883- Map It
Phone: (757) 357-5410

AAA Editor Notes

Surry Nuclear Information Center is 10 mi. e. on SR 10 to SR 650, then 5 mi. n. to 5570 Hog Island Rd. Innovative displays and interactive exhibits illuminate the science behind nuclear-generated electricity. Using muscle power, visitors produce electricity with a bicycle generator or control the power level in a model reactor core. They also can measure radioactivity with a Geiger counter, learn about nuclear power from uranium mining to electricity generation, and take the carbon footprint challenge to see what impact their lifestyle has on the Earth. Film topics include electrical safety and managing used nuclear fuel.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-4 (based on staff availability). Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.