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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

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Address: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-3378
Phone Number: 505 245 2137
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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the New Mexico’s...

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.

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Not your usual museum

This was an interesting stop on our Albuquerque vacation. The museum highlights the uses of nuclear resources, from weaponry to energy to medicine. Lots of actual items (minus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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El Paso, Texas, United States
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El Paso, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an interesting stop on our Albuquerque vacation. The museum highlights the uses of nuclear resources, from weaponry to energy to medicine. Lots of actual items (minus the radioactive materials, of course) on display. The history area was especially informative. I'd recommend this museum to those passing through or staying in the Albuquerque area.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise. We really enjoyed the visit and spent more time than we expected looking at all the exhibits. Very interesting.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Museum's current site is only 7 years old. Like the atom itself, this place is relatively small, but packs a lot. Huge "back yard" sports a B-29 Superfortress (aptly named), an F-16, and the topsail of a nuclear submarine. Inside, an impressive display of Manhattan Project memorabilia, including a replica of Fat Man/Little Boy, and an actual atomic bomb casing.... More 

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Milton Keynes, Bucks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this as part of a Route 66 trip. The museum is very new and we'll laid out. The facilities are first rate and they cover the first discovery through usage in wars to current non military uses Had a Route 66 exhibition when we were there as well They have some aircraft in the rear which are being worked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Get ready to take a lot of pictures and learn a ton at this museum . Lots of hands on activities for kids or school groups. You could easily spend several hours here .

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a place to see displays that show the development of the atomic bomb. The Los Alamos site in New Mexico was a key place in America in putting together the bomb. There are reproductions of the two bombs that were used during the WWII bombing of Japan. The outdoor area has several aircraft used during the WWII era.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You get a great history on New Mexico and the role it played in nuclear research. It can be a bit dry, or boring for littles ones who can't understand the whole concept but enough for the to see for an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was impressed. To be able to see and feel the shells of nuclear bombs that I feared so as a youngster was cool. I was a child of the cold war school drills and had neighbors with underground shelters. This is a must for our younger generation just to educate them about the pros and cons of nuclear energy.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good visit--- very well done museum and surprisingly not at all crowded. Very good collection--both inside and outside planes.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting visit for my teenagers & wife & I. Great overview of the development of the atomic bomb and its role in the cold war. Lot to see as well as read about.

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