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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

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Address: 601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
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+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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The Boys Loved It

The history of NM's role in the Atomic Age is profound. The boys loved the missiles, rockets, bombs and radioactive info.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The history of NM's role in the Atomic Age is profound. The boys loved the missiles, rockets, bombs and radioactive info.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been awhile since I've been and it's off base now. It is extremely informative as well as entertaining. Good information and exhibits for all ages. Aircraft out back to look at including B52 and B29

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting museum mainly about the use of nuclear materials in bombs but does cover the peacetime uses too. Good history lessons and some really cool planes & missiles. Volunteers were well informed. Some good interactive exhibits for kids & adults.

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most under-rated museum in Albuquerque. High quality exhibits, a great bookstore, and cohesive, high interest special exhibits keep the museum fresh. Easy free parking. Super treat. Return again and again.

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Hume, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting friends in Albuquerque and they took us to this interesting little museum. It is well worth a visit if you have an interest in history, especially WWII. It is certainly not exclusively about the atom bomb, but the bomb is featured prominently in the exhibits. The exhibits help you understand the decision to drop the bomb, as... More 

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Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know what to expect here. The exhibits were well laid out and detailed without overwhelming one. We went outside to the planes on exhibition. One had to walk on gravel as the brick walk didn't go everywhere. Loved the gift shop! It wasn't full of the usual things and had some great items.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting. But it is about the BOMB! It is totally unapologetic, which makes sense as it is located on an Air Force Base.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice place to go visit if you are interested in war history, history happening in the end of WW2 and during the cold war. They tell you about personal stories and they have different movies that are nice to watch. There is also alot of machines and stuff to try. Love the planes they had at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 hours here and could have stayed longer. The docents spent time to answer questions I had at length. So much information very nicely presented. We enjoyed the 45 minute movie and seeing the planes up close outside.too.

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very fun and enlightening museum about our nuclear history. It is very pro-science education and kid-friendly.

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