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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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Interesting and well laid-out

Easy access and a nice big parking lot welcome you to the museum. Several volunteers are on hand to answer any questions you may have. They are very courteous. Personally, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The museum offers a lot of information about nuclear weapons and the cold war. Tends to be heavy on the military side of nuclear energy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Easy access and a nice big parking lot welcome you to the museum. Several volunteers are on hand to answer any questions you may have. They are very courteous. Personally, I enjoy nuclear science and my oldest son is very interested in science studies. I didn't realize that the focus would be so heavy on the military deployment of atomic... More 

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Cruso, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We've been to the nuclear museum at Los Alamos and didn't expect a lot new here. We were pleasantly surprised. There is a lot of detailed stuff for those who are really "into" the history of nuclear physics (as I am). There is a great deal more here than "the bomb"--much about nuclear and classical physics. There are a lot... More 

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place went beyond my expectations. It looked like a brand new facility, but inside there were many exhibits, a lot of them interactive. Information everywhere with pictures and artifacts. Wife and mother in law stayed with me for 2 hrs. and didn't seem to get bored.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

To be honest, my 10yo daughter and myself went though all the indoor nuclear science exhibits in 30 minutes. Husband and teenage son happily spent 2-1/2 hours. Thank goodness for all of the fun hands-on activities (generally science related) over in the one corner. Girl and I spent our extra two hours there. We also viewed the outdoor exhibits. These... More 

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Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Just happened to see this in the GPS as we were driving through the city. What a gem. I once had a conversation with a man who had observed several of the Bikini Atoll nuclear explosions and so thought this was very interesting. It helped spark my children's interest in the elements and chemistry. Very interesting. I was surprised to... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

An interesting museum. Great effort extended to acquire all that is there. Lots of history. Good explanations. Some hands on activities. Display of planes, jets, missiles, etc., in outside area. Lots of information, but a bit heavy to go thru. Can't pinpoint exactly why. Perhaps a different arrangement of the exhibits would help.

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Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a nice little museum to visit Good displays and replicas of Nagasaki bombs Great planes and Icbms out the back too 8 dollars in if you were in the military anywhere! Have a look There's nothing else worth seeing in albuquorque

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We truly enjoyed the museum. Learned a ton and were impressed by the content and artifacts. As well, we found the docents to be extremely friendly and knowledgeable. However, when we first arrived, we were treated rudely by the front desk person who issued us entrance passes. This is completely unacceptable behavior and should be addressed immediately.

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Moriarty
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great way to learn about our nuclear and atomic development. Who are the whose whos.... don't miss this one either.

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