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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
505 245 2137
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Ranked #14 of 125 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Science Museums
Owner description: The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the New Mexico’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and a Smithsonian affiliate.... more » Owner description: The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the New Mexico’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and a Smithsonian affiliate. Visitors can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world. The museum strives to present, through permanent and changing exhibits and displays, the diverse applications of nuclear energy in the past, present and future along with the stories of the field’s pioneers. Originally known as the National Atomic Museum, it was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Frisco, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I don't know what I expected but I got a history lesson. I think it would have been better if we had a guided tour instead of the self-guided tour. Probably an 8/10 rating all together.

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Eagle, Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

There is almost too much information to absorb in one visit. The layout is a little confusing as it progresses from one era to the next. I would suggest you take advantage of one of the guided tours. The staff is very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions. A complete tour of the museum would take more than one... More

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Amarillo, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Exhibits were not well organized; disjointed; no flow through the museum. Lots of reading, which I guess is typical of a museum. There was not a "for dummies" explanation of nuclear science, which I was hoping for. It was okay; probably worth visiting; could have been done better. Kinda pricey at $12 each.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Spent a couple hours at the museum because my son is interested in science. Interesting exhibits and recorded information at displays. There were several hands-on exhibits for the kids, but it would have been nice to have more. The collection of planes, missiles, and military equipment was impressive for a smaller museum. Nice afternoon trip!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent place to check out for a few hours. Tons of history information and science stuff, of which I am into both!

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usa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

they have such a variety of things to see here ! the i max theater is also very nice and educational . we did the " night at the museum here and the kids had a blast !

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Nuclear weapons are still one of the world's top problems but this museum also makes it a great story. Exhibits are well organized and easy to follow, and the actual science was presented in layman's terms. There was some amazing displays of weapons and uniforms from both sides. And there are full-size replicas of the bombs dropped on Japan. Be... More

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A good museum with a balanced approach between weapons and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The outdoor exhibits have high potential, but they are a work in progress. Don't let that stop you from visiting the museum. Well worth the time, they also have interactive exhibits as well. My son (15yo) really enjoyed this museum.

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Port Orchard, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This museum tells the history of atomic energy from the very first physicists to the Fujiyama, Japan meltdown. The artifacts are excellent and varied and numerous. We especially liked the gift shop, where we bought several Christmas presents for our grandkids.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place is quite far from downtown, but I got there even though I do not drive (took a bus 66) and then walked a little. Anyway, there are things to see, like actual strategic bombers (in museum yard), missiles, etc. Do not plan too much time for this place though

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