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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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Hours Today: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 August 2013

This is an excellent, free museum. Our kids (ranging in age from 2 to 10) enjoyed the museum. There is a room with toys and brain teasers for the little ones and fascinating exhibits and films for older kids and adults. The secret project in...More

4  Thank Josh F
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I wanted to see what Los Alamos was like back during the Manhattan Project. They did have one short film that answered my questions but the rest of the museum was standard science museum exhibits . Almost all of it contemporary to what Los Alamos...More

2  Thank Flare-n-me
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

It is easily one of the best Science Museums we have visited. Has many interactive exhibits explaining Math and Science Concepts. Good exhibits about Nuclear Bombs and Missiles. There is periodic Fifteen Minutes Movies explaining Science Concepts and Nuclear Concepts and Defence Science. If you...More

Thank KRAMA200
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This museum has some great hands on exhibits and does a great job using displays to explain a ton of interesting math and science information..

Thank notb4mybeer
Reviewed 10 July 2018

very interesting history of the nuclear warhead beginnings. most docents are former employees of the los alamos facilitites so the info is great. interactive rooms too

Thank claudia p
Reviewed 9 July 2018

If you like science, you will find love the BSM! There is everything from nuclear and computer science. Lots of hands on experiments and how tos.

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This science museum features an extensive history of our development of the atomic weapons created for the war effort during the 1940's. It also features the ongoing research projects currently under development at the Los Alamos Lab located outside the city. There is a great...More

Thank borgcube85
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Wasn't sure what to expect from this place but pleasantly surprised. Looks small from the outside and free so can never be sure. But lots of great attractions for all ages. Plenty of science and puzzles and lots of info in the area mostly on...More

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Came here due to limited time so chose this over Los Alamos history center. Found the history section informative but nowhere in the movie or displays was there any ethical discussion of the implications of the atomic bomb. Scientific information was presented but not political...More

1  Thank maapar
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is one of at least two locations in Los Alamos where you can learn about the history of the making of the atom bomb. They have two full size replicas of Fat Man And Little Boy. A lot of history here. They also have...More

Thank jacklmc
Reviewed 23 June 2018

The museum is free. I had limited time and mainly toured the section on the development of the atomic bomb and the work done in Los Alamos during World War II. I recommend watching the film. There are some displays and videos and artifacts from...More

1  Thank dhj16
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Kinda felt like a commercial for our country's nuclear program. Maybe that's why it is free. We did enjoy the information about the Manhattan Project. There were some hand's on activities for kids. There are a couple films to watch. They have replicas of the...More

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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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