|This page is about the location appearing in Fallout 3. For the faction, see Church of the Children of Atom.|
For the characters, see Child of Atom.
The Children of the Atom seems to have existed as far back as Megaton's construction, as Manya mentions that they were instrumental in getting the town built. The citizens of Megaton do not mind the cult residing there as their technologies and workforce were needed to build the city, in exchange for it being "built around the bomb."
The church is located at the bottom of the crater, next to the live atomic bomb ("Atom") around which the town of Megaton was built. The building is two stories high with ramps and walkways all around it and a large, ramshackle sculpture of an atom adorning the roof. These believers pray for Atom to split their atoms, in order to create a new universe for each split atom, each containing life, as per their beliefs. One can find out more by speaking to Confessor Cromwell (usually standing by the bomb) or alternately Mother Maya (usually inside the church) may offer some information if asked. The player character can donate to the church and ask more about this religion and the local residents. Cromwell has a key on him, but it's only useful for entering the church at night.
The Children of Atom building appears in Fallout 3.