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“A great stop along a scenic route”

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 October 22, 2013

We were cutting our way through New Mexico from Taos to Albuquerque along a lovely scenic route. Los Alamos was in the middle so we stopped. Interesting town. Clearly a government setting with nothing really out of place but nothing pretty, either. Functional would be the word. Anyway, the city offers a self-guided walking city tour of various sites. Stop in at the city visitor center and they'll set you up with a guide with about 15 points of interest. We toured a small, older museum that had history of the town and the Manhattan Project then we went to the science museum. The first one was good but the science museum was excellent. Several good videos talking about the Manhattan Project and other displays concerning various aspects of the nuclear age, research, computers and other contributions that scientists at Los Alamos are doing. Both museums are free but they are happy to take donations. A worthwhile stop--be sure to give it at least 3-4 hours.

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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!

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

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

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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.

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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.

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