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“Details on the Manhattan Project and lots of science”

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
Seattle
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Details on the Manhattan Project and lots of science”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Free! Lots of hi tech and scientific information here, some more than I understand or wanted to know. But the really interesting parts were about the Manhattan Project, I learned a lot. The film explained so much about how it started, how people were selected to be in it, how they built the area up, and how they actually lived there. Super interesting.
Note: Initially, we thought it was "Ray" Bradbury, and about scifi... but as someone mentioned the museum is named after someone else and about real science. Just as interesting. Worth a visit!

Visited October 2013
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Grass Valley, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Chockfull of interactive displays.”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Liked the NASA pix and updates of Hubble telescope activity, as well as other astronomical findings.

Visited October 2013
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Rolla, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Lots of history”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

This is a nice museum to check out. There was tons of stuff that I didn't know and I'm glad we stopped by.

Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“This Bradbury is not Ray”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

This museum provides an interesting overview of nuclear history and it has many interactive exhibits for both children and adults. It's worth the 40 minute drive from Santa Fe to see it. The museum is named after the fist director of the lab, not Ray Bradbury the science fiction writer.

Visited October 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“A Lot of Information”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Nice museum with very detailed displays of history and accomplishments of the Laboratory. Definitely worth a visit. Beautiful drive over from Santa Fe.

Visited October 2013
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