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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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Not just for Nerds

OK, so I am a retired biologist, spouse an engineer so we qualify as nerds. That said, the day we visited, they were hosting an Asian festival. We watched Chinese & Polynesian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

OK, so I am a retired biologist, spouse an engineer so we qualify as nerds. That said, the day we visited, they were hosting an Asian festival. We watched Chinese & Polynesian dancers, Karate & Ikebana demonstrations. Interspersed among this were the many displays reflecting the history of nuclear science. Each clearly and graphically depicted the various applications of nuclear... More 

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If your a certified history nerd you will like this museum. It was hard to believe I could lean up on a Polaris missile. Well worth the visit.

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Barling AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There was more than just nuclear artifacts. There was a lot of history of how and when scientists started testing and learning what effects would occur. Outside were several aircraft that were great to see up close.

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Marengo, OH
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14 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

There is a ton of information packed into this little museum. Learn about the science behind radiation and atomic energy, and see how our understanding of these have evolved over the last 100 years. Good exhibits for the bombing of Japan and the Cold War. Plus fun posters showing movies that feature nuclear events. About 1-2 hours to see everything.

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Yorkshire, UK
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This goes through the whole tale of nuclear science including its war use and as energy. There are some great exhibits including huge planes outside. Worth a morning visit, if you are interested in such things

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My pre-teen and I really enjoyed this museum. We played with the exhibits and repeatedly "shocked" each other with the static thingy. My son learned a lot and he spent several hours before I dragged him out the door. This is a much more interesting museum for adults than the one in Los Alamos. The planes are only OK and... More 

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San Clemente, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you are at all any kind of science nerd or an airplane lover then you will love this place. Alot of history and fun things to learn. I am really glad we took the time to come here on our trip. Had a blast and would surely come back. Great for kids and adults or my favorite, adults who... More 

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

For those who are interested in nuclear development, this museum can't be beat. It shows through movies and displays how the atomic bomb was developed in the New Mexico Sandia area. There are biographies of famous scientists such as Robert Oppenheimer. There are some hands on displays that are interesting to play with. They have actual size replicas of the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was a very informative museum. We spent almost 4 hours inside this museum and then on the outside they had fighter jets and cargo planes along with someone out there to explain and answer questions.

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Shelbyville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very informative and educational. Review our history of the nuclear age. Bring your grand children. Very powerful.

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