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Bradbury Science Museum

15th & Central, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 USA

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“learn about Los Alamos & the Manhattan Project”

Approximately 40 interactive exhibits trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project, highlight the Laboratory's current and historic research projects related to defense and technology, and focus on Laboratory research related to national and international economic, environmental, political, and social concerns. These exhibits together with extensive educational and community programs draw nearly 80,000 visitors a year. The Bradbury Science Museum is the chief public facility of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, located at 1350 Central Avenue in Los Alamos, New Mexico, in the United States. It was founded in 1963, and was named for the Laboratory's second director (1945-1970), Norris E. Bradbury.

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  • 86 Reviews
  • 14 Helpful
November 16, 2019
Rated 5.0

Very informative museum with lots of great artifacts. Covers both the Manhattan Project, weapons, and nuclear energy itself.

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Steven Morgenstein

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  • 13 Helpful
August 16, 2019

This is a place to bring children of say 10 and older, to learn a history of WW2.
Two movie theaters and a lot of information about the Manhattan Project.
We spent about 3 hours there and everything was free. I even learnt a few things.
My B Class had no problem parking. I believe there are places within walking distance for bigger units.
There is local tours available, as well as other informative things that goes on there.
Visiting Santa Fe, less than an hour away.

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  • 7 Helpful
December 04, 2018
Rated 5.0

Wonderful interactive museum. Of course it covers the Manhattan Project, but also many of the current activities at Los Alamos such as biofuels, nanotechnology and the Webb telescope

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Jennifer Coppinger

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July 27, 2018
Rated 5.0

Wish we had had more time!

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Tatiana Danger

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September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0

If you're into science you'll love this place. It's super nerdy, but in the best way possible. You'll learn about nuclear physics, the Manhattan Project, the history of nuclear weapons and the study of nuclear energy. Though the museum is small, it packs quite a punch.

DON'T MISS: The personal testimonies from people in Los Alamos, and the genetics tests. And in summers they often have activities for kids.

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Bradbury Science Museum

15th & Central
Los Alamos, New Mexico
87544 USA


Closed Now
  • Sat: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tue - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun, Mon: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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