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“Atomic Energy and weapons history”

Bradbury Science Museum
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Los Alamos
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“Atomic Energy and weapons history”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

A must see to understand this country's development of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. Fascinating.

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“Great Museum”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

This Museum tells the story of the making of the Atomic Bomb and the history of the town which was taken over by the Am. Government in order to conduct the secret research. It has a "brain teaser" room and shares the current activities of the research conducted at the Los Alamos National Lab.

Visited April 2012
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Waterloo, Indiana
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“Great museum on one beautiful mountaintop!”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Los Alamos was one of the most secretive places in the world in the 1940's. So secretive that everyone had the same address. Of course the atomic bomb was born here and this secret could not go public. The Bradbury Museum is free and just a wealth of information on the Manhattan project. It tells the story of the men and women who made it all possible. There is so much to read and learn that it's mind boggling. Only five miles from my house is the grave of Harold C. Urey who won a Nobel Prize in 1934 for the discovery of Deuterium (or heavy water), a key ingredient in the making of the A-Bomb. He was not for the project but it was good to see his name there. On the way up or down the mountain is amazing scenery, you won't forget what you see. It's a great museum and one where you will learn so much!

Visited August 2011
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“Interesting Museum”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

We only had about an hour to spend here so we had to focus on a few main areas. The history of the Manhattan Project was interesting and seeing the replicas of the bombs that ended WWII were a must. It's also good to know what Los Alamos is doing these days to keep us safe from nuclear attack. Good interactive exhibits for kids.

Visited April 2012
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Crestview, Florida
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“Too much even for a science geek”
Reviewed April 6, 2012

I loved the topics and wanted to like the museum, but it’s just too much. There is too much written matter, too bright and distracting colors, and too many fairly long videos. It is too difficult to concentrate and learn from the museum which is why we went. That said, the historical part is good and many of the scientific parts are good.

Visited April 2012
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