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Bradbury Science Museum

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Address: 1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM
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+1 505-667-4444
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13:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Mon 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Approximately 60 interactive exhibits trace the history of the WWII...

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

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Cool history of Los Alamos and the Atomic Bomb

Lots of historical displays, interactive exhibits and activities for kids. Parking can be a problem on weekends. Restaurants nearby.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of historical displays, interactive exhibits and activities for kids. Parking can be a problem on weekends. Restaurants nearby.

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White Rock, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Approximately 60 interactive exhibits trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project, highlight the Laboratory's current and historic research projects related to defense and technology, and focus on Laboratory research related to national and international economic, environmental, political, and social concerns.

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Perris, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our teenage kids to this Science Museum and we were really impressed! There was lots of hands on, and very interesting and educational. We had to drag our kids out of there. After 2 hours they didn't want to leave.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very glad we drove up to Los Alamos. The drive is very beautiful. The museum is well laid out with plenty of interactive displays, perfectly set up for young and old. My young boys loved it. The movie about the history of the area was well put together and really helped us understand the area and the background... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very, very interesting! You could spend a whole day here. Not only historical regarding the Manhattan Project but also current scientific projects. I was amazed. The staff is very cordial.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of great history. Well worth taking a few hours to visit. We spent time later doing further reading and learning. I think this says a lot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was too cold and snowy to do many of the outside sights, so we went through this museum. It is a beautiful place, packed with exhibits, videos, films, and lost of hands on activities. A great place to bring children. My husband and I both loved the section where they had a portrait and story about every one of... More 

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Niles, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently attended a business meeting at Los Alamos National Labs. At the end of our last day several of us went to the museum which clearly and accurately explains what was achieved at LANL during the Manhattan Project. In the "children's " area, several logic puzzle and brain teaser stations kept us occupied for 20-30 minutes. Seven or eight... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We visited this museum on the same day that we visited Bandelier National Monument because they are in close proximity to each other. There is no admission fee, which is really nice when you are traveling on a budget. I really enjoyed the film and exhibits on the Manhattan Project, as well as the full size models of the bombs.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

After reading the reviews, I expected a lot more. If you've done the Smithsonian in Washington, or the WWII Museum in NOLA, you'll find this lacking. Unfortunately, I didn't actually learn anything there. As the development of the weapons happened here, it's interested, but important to note that the blasts occurred elsewhere. Wasn't really a focus on science or what... More 

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