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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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I was like a little boy in a toy store.

This place has been the highlight of my Albuquerque trip. The hangs on approach is amazing see how electricity and magnetism works. The memory lane visit to the atomic nuclear... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Colfax, Washington
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Colfax, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place has been the highlight of my Albuquerque trip. The hangs on approach is amazing see how electricity and magnetism works. The memory lane visit to the atomic nuclear time amd the back with all the planes and launchers. I did not want to leave..

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you have any interest in the Atomic Bombs and the history surrounding them, this is a must see. You can see the Fat Man and Little Boy bombs and the history of Los Alamos and the whole Nuclear Program. There is a lot of hands on exhibits for the kids.

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Elk Grove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Where do you start? This place has everything in it. I am especially fond of it becuase it touches a bit on my military service responsibility to our Nation and appears to be a great tool for educating those that desire to learn more about the Nuclear era. As one of the other reviewers stated, this place has everything. Plan... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I first walked in and was a little afraid because the place looked pretty small but I was gladly mistaken! There is so much to read and so many artifacts and science experiments to check out that it took us about 3 hours to get through the whole museum. It would have taken us longer but it was pretty cold,... More 

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Trinidad, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The museum relocated from the Air Base in 2001 and greatly expanded the number and quality of exhibits, both inside and out. Very interesting for almost any age.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

An excellant museum displaying the history of the the beginning's of the nuclear program and warfare...!! Not only do they have information but display planes, canons, and of course "the bombs" themselves! I believe this museum is for any open minded person that wants to learn about and understand that period of American History, namely "the cold war!"

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kansas city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Well, what can I say here. My grandson and I visited at the recommendation of a friend. About 75% of the museum is dedicated to things that kill large numbers of people. The rest is about nuclear medicine and nuclear power. There are copies of fat man and little boy...the bombs which obliterated Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan. In the backyard... More 

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Albuquerque
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The exhibits were okay but I am glad I purchased this through livingsocial because if I had to pay $12 per person I would have been super disappointed. It had a lot of stuff to read about but I wouldn't go back unless someone paid for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Visited with two under age kids and all of us had a great time here. We were a little bit worried before going because of the possible dry contents of "nuclear" for small kids; however, it was very educational for both adults and small kids. My wife and I actually learned a lot from all historical materials there; while twos... More 

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Farmington, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Did you like the cold war? How about jet powered bombers? Or atomic bombs, missiles? Science fiction from the 50's? A ton of history spanning from the early days of mastering the atom? Hands on exhibits? It's all here! The BEST part was a complete B-52 bomber. Our toddler had a blast and we'll be going back!

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