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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-3378
+1 505-245-2137
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Educational and fascinating at the same time

I drove by the museum and was compelled to stop because I didn't know such a place existed. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vikki B
Ventura, California
Great historical museum with a touch of science

Military discount: $7 per ticket and tickets last 24 hours so you can come back to check it out It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annapolis, Maryland
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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.
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  • Average5%
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601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-3378
+1 505-245-2137
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I drove by the museum and was compelled to stop because I didn't know such a place existed. The main foyer has a granite Periodic Table of Elements in the floor. The museum is divided into history, science and technology sections. I learned about the...More

Thank Vikki B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Military discount: $7 per ticket and tickets last 24 hours so you can come back to check it out It was a great walk through of history class meshed with technology. I think it's a great place for students and children to learn and see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Employees are extremely knowledgeable and it's a lot of fun for the whole family. Take sunscreen and take your time looking at the amazing planes, missiles etc... outside.

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is well done and convey a story for young and old. Our teenage grandsons enjoyed and learned at this museum.

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought we'd be in this relatively small musseum for an hour but we ended up being there more than two.

Thank gabrielemW9880GH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who lived through the Cold War era remembers the secrecy and vagueness surrounding U.S. nuclear defense, weapons and systems. Although most know that New Mexico was literally Ground Zero for the birth of the Nuclear Age (Los Alamos, Alamogordo...), for decades less was known...More

1  Thank Rocker13NewMexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff here was outstanding. Veterans who had a wealth of knowledge about the artifacts at the museum and an enthusiasm to share. Its easy to forget about the nuclear threat but it was really cool to look at these exhibits.

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History on a family road trip to Albuquerque. Even though this museum was meant to be a brief stop, it became the highlight of my trip. Not only was the staff competent and informed about...More

1  Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would easily rate this 5 stars, however, many of the hands on exhibits are showing signs of too much wear and tear. The great Einstein muppet-like character moved, but was silent; children were running amuck through hands off exhibits and volunteers were a bit...More

1  Thank Mary W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great overview of the history of nuclear science! Do you know what a "broken arrow" is? You will after your visit. The people who work on the museum floor are happy to explain anything and will offer extra info about the exhibits. Behind...More

1  Thank Lisa C
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2 April 2017|
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Response from 69FairlaneRagtop | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 2 hours +. Took our time. It's a self guided museum but they do have docents available sometimes. Nice place. Fun gift shop.
10 March 2017|
Response from Robert R | Reviewed this property |
no dont think they do, but im not sure
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27 December 2016|
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Response from AramentaF | Reviewed this property |
Our family spent several hours there, and would have stayed longer. If you're not totally thrilled by old war stuff, maybe plan for a couple of hours.