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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 #15 of 123 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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I discovered this museum while touring down Route 66, and thought it might be interesting and informative. It was! Anything and everything you ever want to know about the Manhattan Project, or the scientists involved are covered in exhibits and in a Smithsonian movie documentary showing at the museum. Since we are of the age of “duck... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you have a teenager interested in Nuclear science this is a great place to visit. Awesome outside displays of planes also. Nice gift shop. Easy to find.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

While the museum could've used a few more interactive exhibits, overall, it was an interesting stop on our family vacation.

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We only had a short time to visit this museum but could have stayed for at least 2 hours. There is something for all ages. We have an 8, 6 and 3 year old....all of which liked the museum. The exhibits outside were interesting. There are a lot of historic pieces to look at....taking the time to read about them... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went and spent about 2 hours touring this attraction. IT is very interesting and is a must see for families. It shows and tells the history of nuclear energy and both how it was used and how it can be used today. My husband served in the USN on a nuclear sub in the 70's so for us it... More

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Vinita, Oklahoma
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This museum is a little bland and I am not sure why. I certainly would not take small children here as they will be bored quickly. Teenagers would get more out of it. If you are looking at some actual exhibits of Nuclear history (1940s-1970s) this place has it. The cost was reasonable and while we only spent 90 mins... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a great place to learn about our history. There is much to do for all ages. You can spend as much time as you like here reading all of the exhibits, or you can make your way to what interests you most. The museum has done a terrific job of displaying so many historic artifacts, both inside and... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've been to many museums that were simply lame, but the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is not one of them. Well worth the admission fee, this spacious museum has several amazing exhibits that will give you pause and, at times, overwhelm you with emotion. Their relatively new and large building replete with an awesome (and growing) outdoor... More

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Coppell
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The history concerning the individuals who played a role in developing nuclear power was really interesting. The Cold War information was good but could have had a lot more detail. The planes were a nice surprise. Seeing the B-47, B-52 and B-29 up close was a treat.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Interesting and captivating place to visit. History comes alive and everyone learns something. If you come to Albuquerque make this a "must" stop!!

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