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Bradbury Science Museum

1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
+1 505-667-4444
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Small but full of interest

Good coverage of the history of the first atomic bomb and subsequent development and the role of... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
vwatts40
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Russell, New Zealand
Interesting for a Science Buff

The display on the atomic bomb development and the movies were interesting. The balance of the... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Ohiohiker40
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Brecksville, 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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1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Good coverage of the history of the first atomic bomb and subsequent development and the role of Los Alamos in the development. Full size mock up of the two bombs dropped on Japan with explanations of how they worked. This is a small part of...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

The display on the atomic bomb development and the movies were interesting. The balance of the museum had a lot of hands on displays that kids would like; however, there is not that much to see. Takes about 1 - 1.5 hours to visit

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Los Alamos is a relatively little town in the hills of New Mexico. It's also one of the smartest towns in America - thanks to the National Laboratory that's located there. It is best known as the place where scientists figured out a way to...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

A great stop if you are a science buff! There is ample free parking and there is no charge to visit the museum!! Inside there are so many displays to look at talking about the atomic bomb, history of computers, what is going on at...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Great history of the Manhatten Project (atomic bomb) with scale models of the bombs Fat Man and Little Boy. Free admission! Allow at least 1-1/2 hours, but if you are short on time like we were, visit the History section and watch the 16-minute film...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

It's not possible to tour the Los Alamos lab itself (not surprisingly perhaps) but this place, located in Los Alamos town, gives an excellent overview of the Manhattan Project itself plus the R&D that is being done there now. I learned a lot about the...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

The Bradbury Museum does a thorough job explaining the initial development of the Atomic Bomb and its impact in ending WWII. But the exhibits go way beyond to track the evolution of the bomb, efforts to manage its proliferation, and steps taken to ensure the...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

For such a small museum there was a myriad of material to read.. Every wall was plastered with information, that I will admit was important, but just would take too long to comprehend it all. The movie was very interesting and informative. This would not...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Great exhibits, and great for the whole family! Nice , informative videos and hands on activities for kids.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a very easy to find and free opportunity to learn more about the Los Alamos area and all that has come from it. The reception desk is staffed by nice people (shout out to nice people!) and the exhibits are just plain interesting.

Thank vas57
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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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