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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

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Address: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-3378
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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the New Mexico’s...

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the New Mexico’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and a Smithsonian affiliate. Visitors can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world. The museum strives to present, through permanent and changing exhibits and displays, the diverse applications of nuclear energy in the past, present and future along with the stories of the field’s pioneers. Originally known as the National Atomic Museum, it was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

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Little nuclear history

Stopped by a couple hours before closing. We had plenty of time to get thru this all. It took us a little over an hour to walk thru. If you stop and read everything it will... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by a couple hours before closing. We had plenty of time to get thru this all. It took us a little over an hour to walk thru. If you stop and read everything it will take longer. There are several neat artifacts inside and outside the museum. It is worth the stop and see if you are in the... More 

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Virginia, USA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nuclear physics is not an easy topic to explain to kids (or adults). Nonetheless, this museum does its best to tell the story. No doubt someone who really understands the content will enjoy more than the layman. More videos would be helpful as would a better theater (currently the theater is a mid-size storage room with about 20 chairs and... More 

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Larkspur, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wish we had more time to spend here. All displays very interesting and full of detail. The outside area was impressive with all the planes and replicas of weapons. The gift shop super unique with items you won't find anywhere else.

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Georgetown, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are seniors, and so many of these exhibits were a trip down memory lane for us -- for example, the Cuban missile crisis. I enjoyed the exhibits about life at Los Alamos during the Manhattan project. My husband like seeing the planes and nuclear weaponry. There was also a lot of information about nuclear physicists in history, going back... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small museum, but a must see in Albuquerque. great exposition. might not be interesting for small kids.

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Temple Terrace, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Youngsters, teens & adults will find something to interest them and inform them with their variety of exhibits, hands-on learning, etc. This will be one of my favorite stops in ABQ. Don't cut yourself short--take time to delve into all this museum has to offer.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my 13 year old son here. There are so many fun things to look at. We both found it very interesting. After you explore inside, you can go outside and get up close with fighter jets and missals. I think that was the most interesting part!

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent chronological based history of the development of nuclear power and weapons. Very educational complete with artifacts from original research. Several aircraft and missiles on display including B52 and Minuteman. Visited for 2 hours but could have stayed 3-4 hours.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have passed through Albuquerque many times and we drove the I-40 I would see the signs for the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History and would mention that someday I would like to go there. Last November we made a point to stay in Albuquerque long enough to see this museum and no regrets. I figured 4 hours... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great visit at the nuclear museum. You can spend anywhere from 1 hour to 4. There is a movie on basic nuclear history that is 45 min (Modern Marvels). The "theater" is a projector with fold out chairs ;). The volunteers who work there are very knowledgeable and have a ton of "old" stories. They can talk... More 

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