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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Address: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
Phone Number: 505 245 2137
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Ranked #12 of 104 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, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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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, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access

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Farmington, NM
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The folks that give the tours are people who have spent their lives working in the industry. They know all the history and can even give some personal anecdotes to spice up the stories.

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New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I visited the Atomic Museum with my 11yo and husband. We recently read the book Bomb by Steve Sheinkin (distributed by Scholastic Books). The museum really brought the book to life. It presents a nice journey through the development of the atomic bomb and follows the impacts and benefits of nuclear energy into modern day applications. It has great relics... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is something that is time sensitive. The first time I went was on a high school field trip, and it was super interesting. The main reason was because a lot of the volunteers who work there were actually part of the Manhattan Project. Therefore, as you can see this awesome asset of the museum will not be there for... More 

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Volcano, California
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31 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is a must-see stop when visiting Alburquerque. This history of the development of the Bomb is covered in wonderful detail, and they even have some aircraft and missiles on display outside.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The museum is full of interesting cold war relics. Not so much science. But if your a history buff its neat. Not alot of info on each item is presented, but you can walk around the yard in the back by relic bombers, missiles and the like.

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Berlin, Germany
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

They have some nice exibites about nuclear stuff and outside are a lot of planes and rockets. I think for $12 fee it's a bit little. But if you want to kill 2 hours it's OK

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

A must see and not just for history buffs. Worth the small entrance fee. Displays are thoughtful, engaging, informative. You can quickly soak in the museum in a couple hours or easily spend five hours immersing yourself in all the history. The display outside, behind the museum is stunning. Walk under a B-52, touch missiles, other planes, gaze upon the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Going in did not realize you had to pay a fee for entry. Having been to the National Museum of the United Stares Air Force no fee was charged...I believe the same for another Air Force Museum outside Warner-Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia. They asked for donations...this museum charges and asks for donations. Specifically, the front did not have... More 

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Ferndale
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I went to this museum because I teach history and the Cold War. It was a nice museum, most exhibits were interesting. Lots of activities for children (there was a group there while I was at the museum). Outside are planes and missiles but the most inspiring was the top of the Trident submarine sitting on top of the ground... More 

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