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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 116 attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Being a Physicist I have always wanted to visit this museum and finally had a chance this spring. The building has a very modern feel and the exhibits are well laid out. There are three paths that you choose from from the entrance and they each have their own special layout. It covers the history of peaceful and the non-peaceful... More

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Orlando, Florida
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

As a fee museum, I was expecting a little more; if it were free admission, I would give it four stars. Be prepared to read countless boards during your visit. Length of stay will last between one to two hours.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This place Is awesome. My 13 & 11 year olds (& even both parents) are totally engaged. Interactive, educational and historic displays. Chairs for tired (& possibly less interested) family members. Very neat gift shop offerings. Planes, missiles, etc. Totally worth a visit.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I escorted 3rd through 7th graders at our small private school and all learned something including me about our nuclear science & history. The younger kids liked the life-sized real vehicles outside.

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COLOMBIA
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I did expect much more at this museum, but in the whole the information was interesting. There are some facts about the Manhattan proyect but I would have liked to know more details. This is an interesting place to visit especially for children in Middle and High School.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Most of the stuff is obvious but then getting it all in one place and live exhibits of things that you have heard about gives it a different flavour altogether. A must for kids and a good two hours are worth it. 8$ admission.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our visit coincided with the yearly Trinity site opening, so this museum dovetailed nicely detailing the history that led up to and through the development of the atomic bomb.

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Greensboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I decided to go here because I had some hours to spend. What other part of this country would be better to have a museum on this subject? The information starts from the makeup of an atom and grows from there throughout history. Inside are displays and models including bombs and reactors. Outside are airborne vehicles and delivery vehicles like... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This was a spur of the moment visit because it was too cold to go hiking in the morning. Only $8 to visit and well worth it. An excellent history of the development of nuclear technology and the atomic bomb. Very educational and eye opening.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is perfect for all ages. The signs are descriptive and accessible to any level of education, so kids will enjoy it as much as adults. There are lots of exhibits, posters, and videos for museum-goers to check out, as well as some hands-on stuff. For those on vacation with children, there is... More

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