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Bradbury Science Museum

1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
+1 505-667-4444
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Not worth the drive from Santa Fe

My husband and two kids 12 and 14 came to the museum yesterday. Both of my kids really enjoy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jfrankel822
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Woodbury, Minnesota
Great for kids - and everyone else

This place would be great for younger kids because of all the hands-on exhibits. That said, it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doug D
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Greeley, Colorado
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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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  • Average7%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and two kids 12 and 14 came to the museum yesterday. Both of my kids really enjoy science and my husband and I are engineers so this should be our thing. Some parts were interesting but after and hour we all found ourselves...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place would be great for younger kids because of all the hands-on exhibits. That said, it's still a good place to go for people of all ages. We watched both of the 15 minute films, and both were worthwhile (even with some duplication of...More

Thank Doug D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is easily one of the best Science Museums we have visited. Has many interactive exhibits explaining Math and Science Concepts. Good exhibits about Nuclear Bombs and Missiles. There is periodic Fifteen Minutes Movies explaining Science Concepts and Nuclear Concepts and Defence Science. If you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has some great hands on exhibits and does a great job using displays to explain a ton of interesting math and science information..

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Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting history of the nuclear warhead beginnings. most docents are former employees of the los alamos facilitites so the info is great. interactive rooms too

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like science, you will find love the BSM! There is everything from nuclear and computer science. Lots of hands on experiments and how tos.

Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This science museum features an extensive history of our development of the atomic weapons created for the war effort during the 1940's. It also features the ongoing research projects currently under development at the Los Alamos Lab located outside the city. There is a great...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't sure what to expect from this place but pleasantly surprised. Looks small from the outside and free so can never be sure. But lots of great attractions for all ages. Plenty of science and puzzles and lots of info in the area mostly on...More

Thank Keith T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here due to limited time so chose this over Los Alamos history center. Found the history section informative but nowhere in the movie or displays was there any ethical discussion of the implications of the atomic bomb. Scientific information was presented but not political...More

Thank maapar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of at least two locations in Los Alamos where you can learn about the history of the making of the atom bomb. They have two full size replicas of Fat Man And Little Boy. A lot of history here. They also have...More

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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
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