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Bradbury Science Museum

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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...more
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1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
+1 505-667-4444
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All reviews manhattan project atomic bomb fat man atomic age interactive exhibits nuclear weapons during world war ii atomic energy the los alamos national laboratory hands on activities great history minute movie free admission all ages kids and adults visiting los alamos lots of history
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really like the History section and the movie. I learned a lot about the Manhattan Project. There are so many displays here that it would take all day if you wanted to read or listen to everything.

1  Thank Deb S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum is free and jam packed with information and interactive displays. Would recommend for any and all ages.

1  Thank MA B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bradbury Science Museum documents the secret Manhattan Project, the creation of atomic energy and "the bomb". Thousands of European and American scientists and engineers were secretly transferred to Los Alamos NM to split the Atom and end the war. Don't miss the free 20...More

1  Thank Marvin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum regarding nuclear field. Many very elaborate, high tech, informative exhibits. We only had an hour available and wish we had twice the time to spend there. Hard to believe there was no charge for this excellent museum. Great info for all ages.

1  Thank ian c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is like an encyclopedia threw up and info stuck to every surface. The displays look professional and the info is well written (at an adult or senior high school level), but it's all so close together that there's no place to rest the...More

1  Thank poisonlady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My father was a machinist on the Manhattan Project and I made the pilgrimage to Los Alamos to honor his memory. I came away with such a better appreciation of what life was like on an every day basis for those who came to Los...More

1  Thank David E
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is free. Best not to be in a hurry. It is self guided with an enormous amount of reading. Two very informative movies are offered. Extremely interesting to learn about a lot of the current research topics that effect us today. The Manhattan...More

1  Thank texas75056
Reviewed 30 September 2018

My husband is more of a museum person than I am but we both found it very interesting. I liked reading a little more human interest and he likes the technical part of it. We were there about 1 1/2 hours and could have taken...More

Thank Jane_A60
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped here to learn about Los Alamos National Labs. For vacation speaking candidly it requires too much brain power and the volume of information is overwhelming with no real guide to help you through it. That said it was free and some of the...More

Thank 189jenniferf
Reviewed 24 September 2018

If you're interested in the history of our atomic bomb, this is the place to be. What's fascinating is what they're researching today.

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Response from PeregrineEdmonton | Reviewed this property |
The museum is an interesting attempt to blend a whole lot of local content into a small space, so errors and omissions wouldn't surprise me. Museum folks usually take comments, particularly about errors, seriously and make... More