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“Moderately sized but great museum -- a good blend of science and history”

Bradbury Science Museum
Ranked #4 of 28 things to do in Los Alamos
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
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

Thank H6002QPjimh
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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 uranium, the Hanford site in Washington state was responsible for enriching plutonium, and both sites shipped their materials to Los Alamos for the creation of the atomic bomb. The Manhattan Project NHP site in Los Alamos is not nearly as robust as the other two sites, however the Bradbury Science Museum makes up for it in their historical explanations and replicas of Fat Man and Little Boy.

Hope this is helpful, give it a thumbs up!

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.

Thank ac_mcg
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