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Bradbury Science Museum

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Address: 1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
Phone Number: +1 505-667-4444
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Mon 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Approximately 60 interactive exhibits trace the history of the WWII...

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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Had this on our agenda as a place to see in Los Alamos but unfortunately only had 30 minutes at the end of the day to stop. Would have gone back the next day but they were closed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Payson, Arizona
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Payson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had this on our agenda as a place to see in Los Alamos but unfortunately only had 30 minutes at the end of the day to stop. Would have gone back the next day but they were closed on Thanksgiving. Plan for at least 2 hours if you want to take time to read the exhibits and watch any movies.... More 

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Berthoud, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this museum because two people in our group were very interested in it. I didn't expect much for myself, but couldn't have been more wrong. This place is a scientific historical gem! I particularly enjoyed the film. There weren't many people when we first got there (just when it opened), but by the time we left the... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This relatively small museum does a great job of telling the story of the Manhattan Project from WWII and the purpose of the current Los Alamos National Laboratory. Two films are shown, and admission is free. Worth the trip to Los Alamos.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it is set on a corner without some neon sign beckoning, and the cars just easily roll past it-- the inside is filled with compilations of hands on and historical significance displays. Do go and tell others!

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Riverton, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bradbury Museum presents the story of what happened in Los Alamos during development of the first atomic weapons that brought about the end of the war with Japan. The history of the Manhattan Project is brought to life with various artifacts, displays and and excellent film The museum also explains the continuing work of the Los Alamos National Laboratory... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extraordinary museum explaining much of the political and scientific background of the the first nuclear bomb as well as technology that the Los Alamos National Laboratories are currently working on. A ranger station is a short walk away and tells more about the two other locations that worked on the Manhattan project and has a historical walking tour of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great museum to learn about the "secret town" of Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project from 1942-45. Informative displays, interesting movies, educational hands-on exhibits. Don't miss the main movie "The Town That Never Was" and the shorter films about Oppenheimer and the laboratory. The website mentions a NPS walking tour; we didn't do this, but it seems... More 

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Glensted Mo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This impressive museum gives detailed history of the beginning of our nuclear age. It has a movie, hands on exhibits, visual effects and actual items from history. It is located downtown, easy parking and access. NO Admission charge.

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laconia, nh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fabulous museum, but it almost takes a rocket scientist to fully appreciate it, other than the section on history. There are 3 short films in different parts of the museum too, all worthwhile. The history most appealed to me, very thorough, very well done, and still pertinent. 2 other sections were defense and research, both good but over... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

What a fantastic museum - a must visit if you are in Los Alamos. I learned so much about what transpired there in the 40's and was fascinated with the displays.

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