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“The bomb” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bradbury Science Museum

Bradbury Science Museum
1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM
+1 505-667-4444
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Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Los Alamos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Approximately 40 interactive exhibits trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project, highlight Los Alamos National Laboratory's current and historic research projects related to defense and technology, and focus on Laboratory research related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health and global security concerns. These exhibits together with extensive educational and community programs draw nearly 80,000 visitors a year. Admission is FREE and open to the public. We are open every day except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday & Monday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Palo Alto
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“The bomb”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Interesting videos and display about the A-bomb. Some of the exhibits get a little long, but they are self-paced so you can read as much as you'd like about whatever you'd like.

Visited February 2012
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Santa Monica, California
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Loved this museum. Saw their video "The Town that Never Was" and all kinds of fascinating exhibits detailing life in Los Alamos during the development of the first atomic bomb.

Visited October 2012
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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“Dont Miss if you are a nerd like me”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is a great way to get a lot of info about an amazing time in our history . It is a fun yet sobering view of our nuclear past and present

Visited October 2012
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Surprise, Arizona
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“The Los Alamos Labs are way beyond the Manhattan Project”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

A short drive from Santa Fe and you are in Los Alamos. Not an historic pueblo like Santa Fe, but a town filled with history which can be seen by spending 2-3 hours at the Bradybury Science Museum. Not only will you learn about the atom bombs that ended WWII, see life size replicas of the bombs; you learn about the importantance of their on going research and how it's benefitting our daily lives. My husband loves this stuff, me not so much. But I was grabbed from the minute I watched the movie about the history of Los Alamos; so be sure to watch the movie.

There are lots of audio displays with scientists explaining their research and how impacts our lives - you don't have to read everything.

I would suggest the museum for 8yr olds and up. And it's FREE!

Visited October 2012
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hudson valley, new york
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“Not My Choice for Touring, but Nicely Surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I went to this town kicking and screaming - it didn't fit into my idea of a romantic vacation. But I was pleasantly surprised by this quality museum. It was well done and provided lots of generic information about plutonium and uranium.

Visited October 2012
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