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Bradbury Science Museum

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Address: 1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
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+1 505-667-4444
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Approximately 60 interactive exhibits trace the history of the WWII...

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 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

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Thought-provoking, must see

This small museum tells the story of the first atomic bombs, from both a historical and scientific perspective, and also features many interactive exhibits which highlight current... read more

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This small museum tells the story of the first atomic bombs, from both a historical and scientific perspective, and also features many interactive exhibits which highlight current projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory. I have visited it with guests of different ages and from several countries, and have seen reactions from fascination to melancholy, but every one agreed it was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful small museum that tells the story of how the Manhattan Project came to be in Los Alamos. Personalized easy-to-understand (for the non-scientists in your group) history and science lessons. Exhibits were great (many interactive) but best part for me was short video which made the history of the period came alive -

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wished I'd had more time to fully explore all of the exhibits. The movie was short, informative, and gave me some good tidbits of trivia. The displays about atomic energy and the bombs were really interesting. Well done! And did I mention that it's free?

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Thank Megan M
Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this museum and were very impressed by the quality of the exhibits, videos and hands-on experiences. The exhibits go to great length to explain the history and the science in a way that the average person can understand and enjoy. A very well done overview of a fascinating piece of history especially when the admission is free!

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Southern NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a little over two hours at the Bradbury Science Museum, and we could have spent more! Admission is free, and they have a gift shop when there is a volunteer to run it, which was not the case the Saturday in February that we visited. We learned a lot at this museum...The film was excellent, as were the... More 

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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum and the movies are very informative. We really enjoyed seeing all of the information and exhibits. I would definitely return

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Thank NewMexicoGrammer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very informative view into all of nuclear weapon development. Great display of mock ups of different types of weapons. Did I mention there is no charge to visit. Allow at least an hour, more if you want to see the movie.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this museum, and have been here many times with visitors and family. The history of the Manhattan project is fascinating, and the museum gives excellent background from political, scientific, and local perspectives. The current view of LANL is also impressive. A great stop. And free!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum to visit while in Los Alamos. Very informative film and FREE entrance. The short film is absolutely worth watching so be sure to do that. Younger kids as well as older kids will be entertained here as well as learn so much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place has three sections: history of the Los Alamos site, science and nuclear weapons. The historical part was the most interesting. Free admission.

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