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“Very educational” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
505 245 2137
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Ranked #14 of 122 attractions in Albuquerque
Type: Specialty Museums, Science Museums
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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“Very educational”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Nice place can't wait for it to be completed. The price isn't bad and there are lots of things for the kids to experiment with.

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“Most fun we had in Albuquerque!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

After endless shops all selling the same turquoise jewelry, navajo blankets, and new mexico shirts, we were on the hunt for something a little more interesting. I found the Nuclear museum on yelp and was intrigued, especially because the creepiness of nuclear war, testing, etc is of interest to me. We were not disappointed when we arrived, the museum is surrounded with old warplanes and long range missiles, which i haven't grown out of my childhood fascination of. The inside takes you through a brief history of nuclear science, then walks you though the history of WWII, the decision to use the newly created nuclear weapons, and then the historical fallout, cold war, and modern weaponry. I came away with lots of information about something that interests me. It was like a living wikipedia article about nuclear warfare. We all loved it.

Visited January 2013
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“Science for the whole family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Another very well thought-out and executed facility created and operated by our Federal Government chock full of working displays, dioramas, hands-on learning toys and an excellent gift shop. I was in elementary school during the 50's (practiced air raid drills, had Civil Defense drills, worried during the Cuba Missile Crisis, learned about home bomb shelters, etc.). So, all of this resonated deeply with me.

An excellent summary of the WW-II Manhattan Project years, the two atom bombs, peaceful research and future projects. Outside, you can walk around the B-52, B-29, see the SNARK missile, and others. Wow. Set aside 3 hours or more.

Visited January 2013
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“Very interesting place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We spent a morning here and it is really interseting. I didn't know what to expect but it really does give a good history of the development of the atom bomb and all that was done up at Los Alamos.

Visited December 2012
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Rochester Hills, MI
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“Small but informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

There is a lot of interesting information here as well as good artifacts. The docents are quite knowledgable and you should take the opportunity to talk with them.

Visited December 2012
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