Seeing as it is attached to Kirtland Air Force base and deals with nuclear science, and is located in the heart of the Sandia-Los Alamos hub, we were a little nervous about being hit with gung-ho national security hype around this issue. We were wrong. The museum does a great job of presenting the science, the history behind the development of nuclear technology, and all of the difficult issues it poses. The History channel film they collaborated on was well worth the time to watch, also very thoughtful, and frankly even made us nostalgic for an America that could set its mind to something and do it (when it developed the bomb). Lots of hands-on activities which our kids loved and really nice, well-informed docents who are retired from nearby research institutions, to explain things
It's obvious they don't have the money to implement many of their plans--the cool aircraft they have outside are just parked out on a gravel lot, for example, no hangars...but we live in the DC area and are spoilt with all the free Smithsonian museums, and thought this one was well done. Hope they can grow and expand. Definitely go and bring your kids.
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