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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fascinating History to Learn

We spent 3 hours at this museum because it was so interesting. We learned the history of nuclear... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Worcester, Massachusetts
Perfect stop for a rainy day!!

The four of us visited the museum in early April 2019 and although it was raining we would have... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
katonah, ny
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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...more
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601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-3378
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent 3 hours at this museum because it was so interesting. We learned the history of nuclear science from Madame Curie to Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. If you're looking for a fun souvenir, check out the glow-in-the-dark soaps. They really do glow in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The four of us visited the museum in early April 2019 and although it was raining we would have visited regardless. Very interesting info inside the building and impressive display of plains and rockets outside the building. Strongly recommend a visit to see how the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was in Albuquerque visiting our son and his family. They have a membership to this museum. It was fabulous!! We spent about 90 minutes inside. The facility is beautiful inside and out. The staff is wonderful, cheerful and helpful. The museum is very easy...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place was incredibly cool. It's chocked full of history and valuable knowledge. The staff, both paid and volunteer, are so nice and accommodating. I got there late and they still went out of their way to help me see it all. American nuclear history...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Telling the story of the atom bomb is not easy, but this museum does it well. The development, the use, the controversy, the after effects, all of it. There is even a section on pop culture that gives a lighter perspective on a very serious...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent historical displays and information on use in war and peace - for health and research. Old photographs, engineering models AND a large display of aircraft.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sara B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is excellent. It is a journey through time and the history of the nuclear age. The display are fantastic and well disgned.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kawosa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum had plenty of interesting artifacts about a fascinating topic. We had learned much about the Manhattan project in Los Alamos earlier in the week, but this helped to complete the story. The outdoor exhibit features several bombers, fighters, missiles, and more!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve always been a fan of the U.S. nuclear program. This museum has it all. The amount of in depth detail on display about how all this stuff works is amazing. And you an get close up and personal with most of the displays. From...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn’t think I’d enjoy this as much as I did. Great exhibits and friendly, informative volunteer staff!

Date of experience: April 2019
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April 1, 2017|
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Response from 69FairlaneRagtop | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 2 hours +. Took our time. It's a self guided museum but they do have docents available sometimes. Nice place. Fun gift shop.
March 9, 2017|
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no dont think they do, but im not sure
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Response from AramentaF | Reviewed this property |
Our family spent several hours there, and would have stayed longer. If you're not totally thrilled by old war stuff, maybe plan for a couple of hours.