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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

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Address: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
Phone Number: 505 245 2137
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Description: The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the New Mexico’s only...
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.
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Had a great day with my girlfriend. Really a lot to see. Most about the war and development of the nuclear bomb. Cheap entry price and nice staff. They are still adding to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great day with my girlfriend. Really a lot to see. Most about the war and development of the nuclear bomb. Cheap entry price and nice staff. They are still adding to the exhibitions but still a lot to see and very well kept.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you are the lest bit inerested in the history of the nuclear program this is the place. Very informative displays with actual items from back in history. They are still working on the static display aircraft in missiles outside in the back. There is a hands on place for the kids to learn about science. The gift shop has... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a cool little gem. The layout and size is perfect for a couple hours. The museum is done so you go through a timeline of the development and use of nuclear bomb, uses and machine. There is also a nice outdoor display of aircraft and military weapons.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We followed the suggested route given by the museum and learned so much. New Mexico is interesting! I learned so much about the history of the earth.

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albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

One of the most interesting places to see history in a up close and personal manner, See all the history of the atomic bomb, and how it was make right here in N.M.Also have airplanes and rockets to see, great place.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

It was ok, neat enough. Really, for my family, the highlight of the museum was the dinosaurs and the astronomy area. Plenty to see and older kids and parents may enjoy the information, but for the younger babies, I'd go across the street and let them play.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This museum has recently relocated to a new site specifically built to display it's outstanding collection and new excellent exhibits. It tell the story of understanding the atom from the 17 century, understanding fusion and fission and the resultant bombs used in WWII, A great visit!!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Well worth the drive to visit. Make sure to check out the actual ROCKETS and PLANES around the exterior of the property. Jimmy Neutron would love this place.

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wonderful, large, informative collection of actual items from nuclear history. We saw bomb casings, exhibits from nuclear medicine, and everyday items such as antique makeup and glassware made with radioactive materials before the dangers were fully understood. There are also outdoor exhibits, some activities for the younger kids, and a gift shop. Don't miss!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Good value and a good learning experience. I enjoyed the various models and the posters describing the history of nuclear science. Also some interesting exhibits for kids to enjoy. We toured the outside airplanes and rocket exhibits which I found very interesting. A docent there provided some good insight and answered several questions we had. A fun couple of hours!... More 

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Additional Information about The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Address: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
Phone Number: 505 245 2137
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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