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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

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Address: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
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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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Unique museum with a nuclear history rarely told anywhere

Offers insight into one of the most significant game changes of our time. From the development of the nuclear bombs, to the brave people who delivered them via the many weapons... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Offers insight into one of the most significant game changes of our time. From the development of the nuclear bombs, to the brave people who delivered them via the many weapons system available for viewing.

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Corrales, NM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent timeline of our nuclear history. Lots to read and see. Fun exhibits. Great outdoor planes and missiles to view. Worth the trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History was more interesting than I expected and the guide was great in his presentation. The story of the Atom Bomb from Einstein until the day they were dropped and all the interesting men and women involved was something I never realized when learning about WWII in school. Having an abundance of artifacts... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History provides a wonderful perspective on America's experience and contribution to the Atomic age and World War II.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So much more to "nuclear" than just controversial power generation and bombs. Well worth a visit and I plan to visit again someday.

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Corrales, NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are at all into science this is a definite stop while in Albuquerque. The periodic table laid out in granite as you walk in, a fascinating move about Los Alamos and the bomb, all sorts of cool stuff to see, especially retro space and radioactivity gear. Several planes and missiles outside to tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating museum with a very broad scope including nuclear bombs, energy and medicine. I really enjoyed the detailed history of the various scientific discoveries that together made nuclear science possible. However, its been a very long time since I learned chemistry and physics, and I would really have benefitted from some more basic information up front about... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is very interesting! It has a lot of fun activities for kids but also has some unique features! I would definitely go again!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy visiting museums that go beyond basic history and art. Going here was interesting because you get to learn about things in depth that you may not have come across before. The facility flows well and has many areas you can interact with. This is most certainly a museum for all ages and the staff here is very friendly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibit is very good, no matter what your personal opinions, it is our history...don't miss the movie presentation, it puts it into perspective.

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