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Bradbury Science Museum

1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
+1 505-667-4444
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Goes way beyond the bomb

The Bradbury Museum does a thorough job explaining the initial development of the Atomic Bomb and... read more

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New Rochelle, New York
Atomic City Bradbury Science Museum

For such a small museum there was a myriad of material to read.. Every wall was plastered with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Newburgh, New York
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Approximately 60 interactive exhibits trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project, highlight Los Alamos National Laboratory's current and historic research projects related to defense and technology, and focus on Laboratory research related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health and global security concerns. These exhibits together with extensive educational and community programs draw nearly 80,000 visitors a year. Admission is FREE and open to the public. We are open every day except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday & Monday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
+1 505-667-4444
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Reviewed yesterday

The Bradbury Museum does a thorough job explaining the initial development of the Atomic Bomb and its impact in ending WWII. But the exhibits go way beyond to track the evolution of the bomb, efforts to manage its proliferation, and steps taken to ensure the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

For such a small museum there was a myriad of material to read.. Every wall was plastered with information, that I will admit was important, but just would take too long to comprehend it all. The movie was very interesting and informative. This would not...More

Thank terwic
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great exhibits, and great for the whole family! Nice , informative videos and hands on activities for kids.

Thank ChristyHasch
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very easy to find and free opportunity to learn more about the Los Alamos area and all that has come from it. The reception desk is staffed by nice people (shout out to nice people!) and the exhibits are just plain interesting.

Thank vas57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum after visiting the local history museum. The contrast between the two was startling. This museum was high tech, bright lights, bold colors and high noise level. It was almost stimulus overload for me. But we started with the...More

Thank rvgal99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepared to do a lot of reading. It's pretty intense! Be sure to catch the movie when you first go in. Love the hands on displays.

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say that this was an entertaining museum unless you enjoy learning (I do) .However, the information can be overwhelming. I suggest to start out by viewing each of the two movies -- one about the science background and the other about the history...More

Thank DWbiker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn all about the atomic/nuclear age. Museum has more than the history of nuclear science and has exhibits on what is currently being studied at the lab. The museum is small enough for those with disabilities and has seating throughout. When we visited there was...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in nuclear history and technology, this is a really interesting off the beaten path museum. Not a ton of artifacts, but it gives a good history of the Manhattan project and subsequent technological developments to come out of the lab.

Thank johannam_collier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The films provided much needed background and the interactive displays were very interesting. A must see if in the area.

Thank scottjnpg
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Response from PeregrineEdmonton | Reviewed this property |
The museum is an interesting attempt to blend a whole lot of local content into a small space, so errors and omissions wouldn't surprise me. Museum folks usually take comments, particularly about errors, seriously and make... More