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Bradbury Science Museum

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

I recently attended a business meeting at Los Alamos National Labs. At the end of our last day several of us went to the museum which clearly and accurately explains what was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Niles, Michigan
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Niles, Michigan
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently attended a business meeting at Los Alamos National Labs. At the end of our last day several of us went to the museum which clearly and accurately explains what was achieved at LANL during the Manhattan Project. In the "children's " area, several logic puzzle and brain teaser stations kept us occupied for 20-30 minutes. Seven or eight... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum on the same day that we visited Bandelier National Monument because they are in close proximity to each other. There is no admission fee, which is really nice when you are traveling on a budget. I really enjoyed the film and exhibits on the Manhattan Project, as well as the full size models of the bombs.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the reviews, I expected a lot more. If you've done the Smithsonian in Washington, or the WWII Museum in NOLA, you'll find this lacking. Unfortunately, I didn't actually learn anything there. As the development of the weapons happened here, it's interested, but important to note that the blasts occurred elsewhere. Wasn't really a focus on science or what... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum on our Nee Mexico vacation. It was an amazing experience. They had the entire history of the Manhattan project. Einstein's letter to FDRoosevelt which prompted the Manhattan project was on display. The story the making plutonium was. Interesting. There were the original computers, the ENIAC, and then a history of computers. They had the casings of... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is relatively small and has a fairly narrow focus. However, you cannot come to Los Alamos and miss it. It really helps you understand what Los Alamos is about. Ideally, you would do it in conjunction with the Los Alamos Historical Museum which has been closed but should open at the end of this month. This museum seemed... More 

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Corte Madera, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a Nurd and this was on my bucket list. The history of The Manhattan Project. What was done with the technology of that time is amazing.

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Payson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 28 November 2016

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 26 November 2016

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 22 November 2016

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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