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Bradbury Science Museum

1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
+1 505-667-4444
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Full of hands on exhibits

This museum gives an amazing history of the Manhattan project, but also allows you to learn how... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marcia70montoya
via mobile
Free museum, but not that informative

The museum itself is informative, with one room dedicated to the Manhattan project and the other... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nate C
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Cleveland, Ohio
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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 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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum gives an amazing history of the Manhattan project, but also allows you to learn how nuclear power is used today. Lots of hands on exhibits for all ages.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum itself is informative, with one room dedicated to the Manhattan project and the other rooms discussing the current research being done in the area. However, most people aren't driving all the way to Los Alamos to see exhibits they could see at their...More

1  Thank Nate C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum last week. Good information about the Manhattan project. There was no entry fee. Wish there was a souvenir shop.

Thank Devayanik7
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Some hours at Bradbury Science Museum with some Danish friends to learn more about the history of the production and use of atomic bombs. I came away with a clear understanding of and so much more. It was informative, thoughtful. Definitely worth a visit! Nogle...More

Thank Lis A
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

You can spend a long time here if you do everything offered in this museum. History buffs will enjoy the learning about Los Alamos and the development of the atomic bomb.

1  Thank Tom K
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the Bradbury museum. Exhibits are well done and informative. The fact that it's free made it an amazing value. Would recommend the museum to any visitor to Los Alamos -- it's better than either of the other Los Alamo-related museums in town

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

What a great place! Exibits are in very goid condition and entire place tell a great story of the past, present and future of Los Alamos. Exhibits are comprehensive and hands on. Perfect place for a family day trip. Highly recommend.

Thank lars m
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This FREE museum is an incredible host to all things Manhattan Project and the creation of the atomic bomb. I live in Knoxville, where nearby Oak Ridge, Tennessee is home to 1/3 of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Oak Ridge was responsible for enriching...More

2  Thank Kristen C
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic science museum. Loads to read and do. 15min presentation on the manhattan project and Los Alamos Labs really good! Defiantly worth a visit. You also get to hug a “fat boy”

Thank David F
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Free museum on the history of Los Alamos with a particular focus on the Manhattan project to develop the first nuclear bomb. Watch the short documentary while here. In addition to the video, you can plan to spend about 45 minutes here.

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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
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