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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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History of the Bomb

This museum is unique in that it covers the history of atomic weapons. The staff is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karl B
Temecula, California

Nice place to visit and learn about a key part of American history. Not the most exciting for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark F
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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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601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-3378
+1 505-245-2137
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is unique in that it covers the history of atomic weapons. The staff is very knowledgeable on the subject matter. The displays are informative and they provide some context about the events that led to the development of nuclear weapons. Besides having many...More

Thank Karl B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to visit and learn about a key part of American history. Not the most exciting for little kids but certainly a decent place for bigger kids.

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is not far south of the I-40 highway near Sandia. The cost was $12 but the man said I could come back with the same receipt and visit for free the next day, too. Not that I had any intention to do so;...More

Thank Publius82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to admit, I had some reservations about visiting this museum because nuclear science and history isn't really my thing. However, I did enjoy our visit to the museum, mostly due to the amazing volunteers. Upon our arrival, a very friendly volunteer took us...More

Thank LenaHull
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went reluctantly with my husband and was pleasantly surprised! There were a lot of really interesting exhibits and a whole section of hands on activities for kids. There are veterans all around the museum who are ready to answer questions and engage in conversation.

Thank Ava C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought the museum was definitely worth our time. We spent about an hour and a half there. Very interesting for history and science buffs. Lots of displays explaining radiation, nuclear warfare, and nuclear energy. Really cool periodic table in the floor of the lobby.

Thank R J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The nuclear history of NM comes alive at this museum where you can read about and see up close some of the actual equipment from the early nuclear program. Theres plenty to do so its worth the short trip out of town.

Thank go_places_12
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in learning more about the Manhattan Project, then this is the museum for you! You start off by getting to read the Einstein letter. Then you read FDR's response to Einstein. Then as you walk through the exhibits, each exhibit builds...More

1  Thank Robert T
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

This is a lot more than atomic bombs. It has the history of nuclear energy, loads of planes outdoor and helpful volunteers. Worth 2 hours of your time. There is not much around it, so eat before you get there.

1  Thank AjmSydney
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is the former "Atomic Museum" & is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the Albuquerque area. Especially if you are at all interested in WW2 & the development of the atomic bombs. They have replicas of both Fat Man & Little...More

Thank Teresa G
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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.