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Bradbury Science Museum

1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
+1 505-667-4444
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Didn't have enough time

This museum, located in the heart of Los Alamos and not at the Project Y site, is great, I just... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joe-SVL
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Orlando, FL
Involved in more projects than we knew

There is no admission charge and we visited with three of our grandchildren ages 15 to 23. We all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lee F
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Surprise, Arizona
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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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1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum, located in the heart of Los Alamos and not at the Project Y site, is great, I just wish our group hadn't been in such a hurry to move on. There is a very good, 15 minute, film about the Manhattan Project. Throughout...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no admission charge and we visited with three of our grandchildren ages 15 to 23. We all thought it was very worthwhile and spent over two hours there. We didn't realize all the varied science activities involved with the Los Alamos National Laboratory...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't understand the previous review. Maybe he didn't look up from his iphone and actually look around? There are multiple rooms with videos about current projects such as work on various nano technology work interacting with labs around the world, There is another about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum itself is very text heavy - there aren’t actually many exhibits to see, simply the history of the site printed on the walls. That for me doesn't really make a museum - it's a Wikipedia page. If you watch the 15 minute movie...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice museum detailing the Manhattan Project. This museum has a few areas that explain the atomic bombs, tech laab, super Compuiingour nuclear arsena;.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They really have an amazing learning experience here. You can walk around and explore everything from chemistry to science to archeology. I loved all the different soil samples and the break down of the bombs.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum covers the history of the Los Alamos National Laboratories from Atomic Bomb development through today's activities and into the future. 3 large rooms covering defense, research, and history along with a theater that shows today's work and an auditorium that shows a video...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great mix of science and history. Museum is very well done (and free), but you need to figure out what you want to focus on because you can get burnt out if you try to read and watch everything. The unique portion is the room...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is free which is always good! We watched the 2 fils about the history of Los Alamos. Much of what is here was way over my head for science but I do recommend the movies.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real learning experience for us. A great place to bring family as it has a lot geared to all ages. Worth the trip!!

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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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