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“Excellent museum and FOC!!”

Bradbury Science Museum
Ranked #2 of 28 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
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Excellent museum and FOC!!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We visited Saturday 15th Sept 2012. A superb, well presented place to visit with regular informative films to explain the history of both Los Alamos and the Manhatten project. So much to see and do here, we went around, then went on a 1.5 hour mini-van tour and returned later to see the bits we'd missed. Very professional, top notch displays and helpful, friendly staff. If visiting Santa Fe or are in the region, you'd be crazy to miss this place.

Visited September 2012
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Palo Alto
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“The bomb”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Interesting videos and display about the A-bomb. Some of the exhibits get a little long, but they are self-paced so you can read as much as you'd like about whatever you'd like.

Visited February 2012
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Santa Monica, California
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12 reviews
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Loved this museum. Saw their video "The Town that Never Was" and all kinds of fascinating exhibits detailing life in Los Alamos during the development of the first atomic bomb.

Visited October 2012
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Dont Miss if you are a nerd like me”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is a great way to get a lot of info about an amazing time in our history . It is a fun yet sobering view of our nuclear past and present

Visited October 2012
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Surprise, Arizona
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83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The Los Alamos Labs are way beyond the Manhattan Project”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

A short drive from Santa Fe and you are in Los Alamos. Not an historic pueblo like Santa Fe, but a town filled with history which can be seen by spending 2-3 hours at the Bradybury Science Museum. Not only will you learn about the atom bombs that ended WWII, see life size replicas of the bombs; you learn about the importantance of their on going research and how it's benefitting our daily lives. My husband loves this stuff, me not so much. But I was grabbed from the minute I watched the movie about the history of Los Alamos; so be sure to watch the movie.

There are lots of audio displays with scientists explaining their research and how impacts our lives - you don't have to read everything.

I would suggest the museum for 8yr olds and up. And it's FREE!

Visited October 2012
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