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“They do not honor their military discount”

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
Ranked #10 of 227 things to do in Albuquerque
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 14 July 2011

We are an active duty military family and my husband is currently away serving our country. This museum advertises a military discount and they would not give it to us because my husband is not here. The total discount would have only been 4 dollars for myself and my 4 sons. Very disappointed. We left without entering.

Thank Chris10morgan
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

This museum is a must-see for all science geeks, and would-be science geeks. It will also be interesting for those WWII history buffs out there. Very close to the Albuquerque airport, it's easy to make it your first stop on a visit to Albuquerque. The museum discusses all things 'nuclear' including our infamous dropping of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It tries hard to be apolitical, providing the facts, and some of the propaganda from both sides. They even have a model of each bomb, code name 'Fat Man' and 'Little Boy.'

But the museum has much more than just the history of American bombs. It has an exhibit of nuclear medicine, and how we use nuclear energy.

Plus it has some very cool bombers and WWII period planes out in the back.

Even with all this information, you can tour the whole place in about an hour. Definitely a unique place which houses information of historical significance.

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Reviewed 20 June 2011

Even should see this once.
It clears up many common misconceptions.

Thank motored17
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Reviewed 29 May 2011

Super interesting museum. Jam packed with history, and some really amazing exhibits. Be prepared to read a bit. There is a section for children as well.

Thank Mariemarblehead
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

Suprised to find great displays and information on a topic thats difficult to make interesting and understandable. Approach is balanced and honest and the volunteers are great. Lots of hands on displays that kids will love and the aircraft outside are awesome! This is not all about the bomb, lots about Nuclear Energy and it's history, good and bad. This is part of New Mexico's history and shouldn't be missed!

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