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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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You have to visit the Sandia Tramway if you're even passing through ABQ, NM. A person has to admit that there aren't many places such as this to experience anywhere around the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

You have to visit the Sandia Tramway if you're even passing through ABQ, NM. A person has to admit that there aren't many places such as this to experience anywhere around the world. A virtually, breathtaking view of ABQ and that of this majestic , part of the Great Rocky Mountain chain, will amaze even an avid mountaineer such as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This is a good museum. Lots of STEM interactions which is awesome for schools. Good outside exhibits with aircraft, missiles, and more. My boyfriend who is an engineer throughly enjoyed this museum. We try to hit museums every place we go and this one was tiny but nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I love museums!! And this captures a very unique aspect of New Mexico! So fun & so educational!!! I was there for a solid two hours! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Was very educational, especially for our 9 year old. I would have given 5 stars except several of the displays did not work properly or not at all. The staff was very friendly but a bit clueless, they also did not roam to interact with visitors

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History has a wide variety of exhibits about the development of nuclear weapons and technology in the United States. The museum itself is very well done with detailed and very accessible exhibits. We went in the morning and found the museum piratically deserted. Overall we had a good time. If you're in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The museum has a great collection of nuclear historic artifacts and planes. This is a Smithsonian affiliated museum and is the only National museum in New Mexico. The museum is checked twice a year for radioactivity. Worth the money to check out. Friendly staff. Cool planes outside.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My 18 months old child was fascinated with all the activities going on at this museum, i mean there is activities with water, lights, shapes...too much to do. i definitely recommend this museum, right close to a lot of other ones.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We spent an hour and a half on the afternoon killing time before our flight at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. It was an informative experience that covered the history of nuclear science and the development of the atomic bomb. It kept my teenage son interested who is normally bored with museums. There are numerous exhibits and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Many of the exhibits for kids did not work at this museum, but there was a lot of history -- about the uranium mines in New Mexico and elsewhere, nuclear proliferation then disposal and WWII aircraft. A great place for history buffs to visit!

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent place to see a bit of history. Vintage aircraft and old photos add to the overall feel to this national museum.

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