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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
Ranked #10 of 227 things to do in Albuquerque
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Owner description: The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the New Mexico’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and a Smithsonian affiliate. Visitors can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world. The museum strives to present, through permanent and changing exhibits and displays, the diverse applications of nuclear energy in the past, present and future along with the stories of the field’s pioneers. Originally known as the National Atomic Museum, it was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We spent more time here than we thought we would. The exhibits are very informative -- a lot of "insider" information about the nuclear industry, development of the bomb, medical applications and so on. Many of the exhibits are interactive. The nostalgia factor is high for people of a certain age since many exhibits involve items from the 1950s and 1960s. Tickets were very inexpensive and parking was free. The facility itself is beautiful. Definitely recommend this as a 1/2-day stop during your visit to Albuquerque. We saw a lot of kids and they seemed very engaged -- especially with the interactive exhibits.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Great facility. It is always good to learn about our nuclear program during WWII. The museum had a friendly staff and the exibits were displayed well.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Loved this museum! There were lots of visuals that helped you get a picture of what happened historically including airplanes, etc. They also included other uses of nuclear science such as medicine, explaining the role of nuclear science in those areas. The museum is still building and finishing - the outside areas are not finished yet but still interesting to walk through.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

so much information, if you wanted, u could come back over a couple of days. and the gift shop has REALLY COOL science stuff and unique shirts.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. Felt like a trip back in time. The kids also seemed to enjoy it. We will visit it again.

Thank Art T
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