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Bradbury Science Museum

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Address: 1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
Phone Number:
+1 505-667-4444
10:00 - 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

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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Watch the "the town that never was" short film - good overview of the research lab facility history.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharon B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Watch the "the town that never was" short film - good overview of the research lab facility history.

Thank Sharon B
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a super friendly science museum. Lots of interactive displays for the kids to use and learn in a fun way. Adults will find it fascinating and also learn some more science! Great place to visit on a rainy day.

Thank _adeyoo7
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small museum tells the story of the first atomic bombs, from both a historical and scientific perspective, and also features many interactive exhibits which highlight current projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory. I have visited it with guests of different ages and from several countries, and have seen reactions from fascination to melancholy, but every one agreed it was... More 

Thank SantaFeNana
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful small museum that tells the story of how the Manhattan Project came to be in Los Alamos. Personalized easy-to-understand (for the non-scientists in your group) history and science lessons. Exhibits were great (many interactive) but best part for me was short video which made the history of the period came alive -

Thank NancyLinda W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I wished I'd had more time to fully explore all of the exhibits. The movie was short, informative, and gave me some good tidbits of trivia. The displays about atomic energy and the bombs were really interesting. Well done! And did I mention that it's free?

Thank Megan M
Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum and were very impressed by the quality of the exhibits, videos and hands-on experiences. The exhibits go to great length to explain the history and the science in a way that the average person can understand and enjoy. A very well done overview of a fascinating piece of history especially when the admission is free!

Thank abarker02
Southern NJ
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We spent a little over two hours at the Bradbury Science Museum, and we could have spent more! Admission is free, and they have a gift shop when there is a volunteer to run it, which was not the case the Saturday in February that we visited. We learned a lot at this museum...The film was excellent, as were the... More 

Thank GreenUnicorn
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This museum and the movies are very informative. We really enjoyed seeing all of the information and exhibits. I would definitely return

Thank NewMexicoGrammer
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

It was a very informative view into all of nuclear weapon development. Great display of mock ups of different types of weapons. Did I mention there is no charge to visit. Allow at least an hour, more if you want to see the movie.

Thank Louis M
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

I love this museum, and have been here many times with visitors and family. The history of the Manhattan project is fascinating, and the museum gives excellent background from political, scientific, and local perspectives. The current view of LANL is also impressive. A great stop. And free!

Thank UsualHomebody

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