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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

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Address: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-3378
Phone Number: +1 505-245-2137
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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the New Mexico’s...

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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Very interesting and informative!

A must-see for any history, science or physics buff! Awesome exhibits. Entertaining and informative. Plus lots of vintage cars and planes to explore!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must-see for any history, science or physics buff! Awesome exhibits. Entertaining and informative. Plus lots of vintage cars and planes to explore!

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While in Albuquerque I visited the museum. It is a great experience. The staff and docents are great. There is a lot of interesting things to see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting exhibits. Informative. They have a cool map of the periodic table on the floor in marble. Interesting, nice spot to check out.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought we'd spend a couple hours, but we were there over 3 hours. Very interesting exhibits and well-thought-out organization. Exhibits on nuclear warfare but also nuclear medicine. Bad and good side of nuclear.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Albuquerque is Home to Sandia National Labs. Here is some great history of our Nuclear history with real Nukes hanging from the ceiling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I very much enjoyed my morning at the museum and found it very educational. Very friendly, helpful, informative people working and volunteering at the museum. Great WI-FI available onsite.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

October 6, 2016 - Only had about an hour to visit the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History but it was worth the visit. The entrance fee is paid just to the right as you enter the Museum and the gift shop is also in that area. The Museum is well organized. It does offer a $8 veteran's admission... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those places that I enjoyed seeing once, but do not need to return. My wife and I enjoyed our tour. Lots of reading. In fact, if you love to read, this tour will take you hours. I think we were in and out in two to three hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to visit the Nuclear Museum while in ABQ for the balloon fiesta and we're glad we did. It's a nice little museum that gives you a lot of history on NM & the nuclear bombs in WW2. There are a few other pieces, nuclear medicine & nuclear power, but it mostly about NM's role in the bombs. It's... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Re-visit the decision build a nuclear bomb. Smell the fear that the Germans will develop it first!! Watch the Robert Hall film taken weeks after the bombing of Hiroshima and wonder what a megaton weapon would do instead of 7000 tons of TNT.

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