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Bradbury Science Museum

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Address: 1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM
Phone Number:
+1 505-667-4444
13:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Mon 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Approximately 60 interactive exhibits trace the history of the WWII...

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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We visited this museum on our Nee Mexico vacation. It was an amazing experience. They had the entire history of the Manhattan project. Einstein's letter to FDRoosevelt which... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We visited this museum on our Nee Mexico vacation. It was an amazing experience. They had the entire history of the Manhattan project. Einstein's letter to FDRoosevelt which prompted the Manhattan project was on display. The story the making plutonium was. Interesting. There were the original computers, the ENIAC, and then a history of computers. They had the casings of... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This museum is relatively small and has a fairly narrow focus. However, you cannot come to Los Alamos and miss it. It really helps you understand what Los Alamos is about. Ideally, you would do it in conjunction with the Los Alamos Historical Museum which has been closed but should open at the end of this month. This museum seemed... More 

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Corte Madera, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I'm a Nurd and this was on my bucket list. The history of The Manhattan Project. What was done with the technology of that time is amazing.

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Payson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Had this on our agenda as a place to see in Los Alamos but unfortunately only had 30 minutes at the end of the day to stop. Would have gone back the next day but they were closed on Thanksgiving. Plan for at least 2 hours if you want to take time to read the exhibits and watch any movies.... More 

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Berthoud, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I went to this museum because two people in our group were very interested in it. I didn't expect much for myself, but couldn't have been more wrong. This place is a scientific historical gem! I particularly enjoyed the film. There weren't many people when we first got there (just when it opened), but by the time we left the... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This relatively small museum does a great job of telling the story of the Manhattan Project from WWII and the purpose of the current Los Alamos National Laboratory. Two films are shown, and admission is free. Worth the trip to Los Alamos.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Although it is set on a corner without some neon sign beckoning, and the cars just easily roll past it-- the inside is filled with compilations of hands on and historical significance displays. Do go and tell others!

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Riverton, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The Bradbury Museum presents the story of what happened in Los Alamos during development of the first atomic weapons that brought about the end of the war with Japan. The history of the Manhattan Project is brought to life with various artifacts, displays and and excellent film The museum also explains the continuing work of the Los Alamos National Laboratory... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Extraordinary museum explaining much of the political and scientific background of the the first nuclear bomb as well as technology that the Los Alamos National Laboratories are currently working on. A ranger station is a short walk away and tells more about the two other locations that worked on the Manhattan project and has a historical walking tour of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a great museum to learn about the "secret town" of Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project from 1942-45. Informative displays, interesting movies, educational hands-on exhibits. Don't miss the main movie "The Town That Never Was" and the shorter films about Oppenheimer and the laboratory. The website mentions a NPS walking tour; we didn't do this, but it seems... More 

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