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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 #12 of 86 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the New Mexico’s only congressionally chartered...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

While New Mexico is famous for the development and testing of the first atomic bomb, the past, present, and future of nuclear energy is laid out for all to see, explore, and debate. Of course, the exhibits that delve into the lead-up to the Trinity Test are excellent. Everything is laid out in an easy-to understand way. The aircraft exhibit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lots of history from 60's. Easy to get in and out. Took about an hour and half. Hit it on way out of town.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This might be the closest you can get to an epoch-making time in history, as well as continuing technology. We were there in 1996, 1997, 2012, and 2013. Always something to see.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I went to the Museum as a part of a business site visit. Lots of artifacts from the development of the US nuclear development program.

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very comprehensive museum tracing the history of the atomic age. Lots of weapons and aircraft to view.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you want to learn everything there is to know about Nuclear science and New Mexico...this is a great museum. It is fascinating! Then head out back to see reassembled planes that you can walk right up to. Plus a hands on section that is fun for kids AND adults.

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Dapto, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

I am very interested in the history of the region and the Los Alamos story, my favourite scientist (!) is Richard Feynman, who spent a lot of time in ABQ where his wife was in hospital while he was working with Oppy and friends. I enjoyed the exhibits, they are well laid out and informative (there is a lot of... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This museum is well worth a visit. It has extensive exhibits and information about the Manhattan project, but also traces the history of nuclear weapons and civilian uses through to today. Lots of military equipment on display and several aircraft outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My fiancee and I visited September 2014. The Exhibits were informative and interactive. All historical exhibits contained real artifacts and were displayed in an informative and easily understandable way. The staff was very friendly and well-versed in the subjects. A must-see for all ages!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This Smithsonian Associate Museum is well worth visiting for a good overview of not only the Manhattan project but how nuclear science touches our daily lives.

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