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Bradbury Science Museum

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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...more
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1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an interesting and informative place. Wish i would have had a lot more time than the 3 hours i was there. If you're into World War II or atomic energy this is a must see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wallace C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove to this museum from the Bandelier National Monument about 20 minutes away, don’t miss that! We were interested in the history of World War II and the nuclear program, and wanted to see this museum. Because it was a Sunday, and they open...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ILuvEngland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been to this museum some 30 years ago (time flies...) and I think it moved from where it used to be, it is substantially larger and the displays updated. There's almost too much information here - the displays are very very busy -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Liza W
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This is a do not miss museum. There is so much to learn, so much personal information from those that lived the founding of the site and the experience of living in that time. The science is just fabulous and kids will love it too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fran U
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Our family returned to the Bradbury after a 20-year lapse. The museum has been substantially "updated" with self-guided displace that are probably at the zenith of modern technology - with audio/visual technology to explain various aspects of what happens in the National Lab. Not all...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Doug W
Reviewed 11 December 2018

There really is so much to this smallish museum! It is divided into about three areas: Manhattan Project/History, Science/Future, Hands On Illustrations. There are also two videos, about 15 minutes each, that run throughout the day, and each display has so many descriptions! Allow at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 869diannea
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Thanks to an abundance of interactive exhibits, everyone can find something of interest. The short films are also enlightening. One can't help but learn something here and be capitivated by the creativity of the displays. Great place for all ages.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thenutkin
Reviewed 2 December 2018

When my wife, pre-teen daughter and I recently walked through the doors of the Bradbury Science Museum, I wasn't sure we'd be there long, as none of us is that deep into science. I was wrong. We ended up spending a couple of hours there,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

Wish we had time to visit this museum longer, we only had an hour before museum closing. The host at the desk made recommendations to make the most of our limited time. Watching the video is a must before heading out to the museum, it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank veronical751
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

The museum is great. Lots of history of the making of the atomic bomb. The photos are wonderful. The videos are short and informative. It was a great way to spend a couple hours on a chilly day!

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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