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“Get the local history and culture here”

Bradbury Science Museum
Ranked #4 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
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Found this to be very interesting, as I had relatives that worked at the labs for a very long time. Really cool history exhibit of the labs, bomb how it all came to be; along with some personal narratives from the time. Could spend hours here if you really explore each exhibit. Nicely done. And it's free!

Thank nbstlouis
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

At first, I was concerned that the material would be too technical (and some of it is), but there was a lot to be learned. It is organized very well and allows for time to spend on readings when one cares to. All in all, I learned so many new and interesting things.

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

if you are interested in nuclear science and atomic bombs, this is the one to go to. it discloses the manhanttan project done in Los alamos national lab and other researches there. it has two great videos about the history and projects of the lab. there are two 1:1 scale fat man and little boy replica. great exhibition and some hands ons.

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Great overview of the Manhattan project and what it was like to live in Los Alamos at that time. Excellent education on other applications of nuclear power such as medicine and space exploration. Any high school or college student taking U.S. history would gain a lot by visiting. Interesting pro/con exhibit on whether we should have dropped the "bomb". Too much to get all in one visit.

Thank Cliff J
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

This was our second visit to this museum. Very well done, especially the sections on atomic bombs and the Manhattan Project. Some of the documents on display (such as Enrico Fermi's notes from the Trinity test) were fascinating to read. No charge and plenty of parking. Well worth a visit for the history and or science fan.

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