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Bradbury Science Museum

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Approximately 60 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...more
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One hour from Santa Fe, Los Alamos is known for its association with the development of the atomic bomb. All of the town, especially the Bradbury Science (completely redone for the 75th anniversary last year) are worth a day's visit. The Visitor Center is excellent...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PB H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Going to a science museum may sound like a place only science “nerds/geeks” would want to go to, but this museum is not geeky at all. The LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory) dominates the town and had played such a pivotal role in national security...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SmallWonderAZ
Reviewed 5 days ago

We wanted to get more information regarding the Manahtten Project since this museum is overseen by the Los Alamos National Laboratory. We knew some of the project but this expands on the issues related to the secrecy, the people behind the project, bomb development and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 57Lulu
Reviewed 1 week ago

My engineer husband geeked out at this science museum. Lots to learn about Los Alamos. Yes the atomic bomb was developed here, but that isn't the end of the story. There are hands on exhibits to entice you.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Christine W
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are at all interested in Los Alamos history, this is a "must see". Lots of info about the bombs, their making, and the city at that time which didn't even exist!!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TXCharley714
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having worked at Los Alamos and being raised in Los Alamos this museum visit brings many memories to mind. Many of the displays are familiar. Well done !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much information and things to do here. I especially enjoyed the three videos they had playing through the day. If you have an interest in science, nuclear energy, history and/or have kids, I suggest you visit. You can spend as little as an hour...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum deals well with a difficult subject, from the original Manhattan Project to modern day dealing with nuclear power. It has films, interactive displays and it’s Free. Only issue is it doesn’t open until the afternoon so always check website for opening hours.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank PaulaK394
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like science or 20th century history, you will love this museum. It presents a detailed story of nuclear weapons, the Manhattan Project and the events leading up to it. The museum also has exhibits on current research projects at the Los Alamos National...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Colintre
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bradbury is a nice stop in the heart of Los Alamos. It’s free admission. The museum is broken into 3 sections. It is a hands on museum that is kid friendly throughout. With history on the Manhattan Project, the history of Los Alamos.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from PeregrineEdmonton | Reviewed this property |
The museum is an interesting attempt to blend a whole lot of local content into a small space, so errors and omissions wouldn't surprise me. Museum folks usually take comments, particularly about errors, seriously and make... More
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