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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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Nice weapon exhibit outside with a nice description of the artifact. Same for the inside. A good place to see if you have the time. Also has a nice gift shop. Did not see any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice weapon exhibit outside with a nice description of the artifact. Same for the inside. A good place to see if you have the time. Also has a nice gift shop. Did not see any food available. So plan accordingly.

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Montreal, Canada
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A great museum with so many artifacts. The science area that explain nuclear power is very well done. The outdoor area is full of old planes and missiles. Its great to get close to these machines that changed the world.

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Waskom, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Educational for children and adults. Interesting hands on exhibits. Staff very personable and helpful. Small museum but densely packed with information.

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San Gabriel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Great museum for any age, my 17 yr old boy loved it. A lot of information. Outside is a field of jets and weaponry, just see it early before it gets too hot! Loved the attendants at the entrance they were very nice and knowledgeable.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I liked this a lot. You can do it in as little as 30 minutes, but 90 minutes if you take your time. It gives a great look at Los Alamos in the pre-military era, and then describes in detail how the site was taken over and developed for the Manhattan Project, focusing on what life was like on the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a must see if you are in Albuquerque, do NOT pass this up! The volunteer (Charles S. ?) was full of knowledge and stories! We really enjoyed Heritage park and everything at there. The pictures of Hiroshima yanked the heartstrings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Really enjoyed the museum and learning about a part of history that is seldom covered. Both sides of past conflicts are presented and over the decisions to use the bomb. Fully understanding the thoughts and opposing views was very educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had a great time here. The facility has a ton of really interesting exhibits. I spent a long time looking and didn't see everything. We will definitely be going back.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A nice sized museum with several great exhibits. The dinosaur and computer history areas are quite a treat. Very interactive with helpful staff.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

lots of great displays both interactive and visual covers nuclear technology as it applies to energy and wepons there is not a boring display in the place and the planes outside are really cool

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Additional Information about The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Address: Address: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
Phone Number: 505 245 2137
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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