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Bradbury Science Museum

1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
+1 505-667-4444
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Very cool history of the atomic city...

The Bradbury Museum is a must see if you're in the area. It provides an excellent history of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
L2Y261
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Evergreen, Colorado
Worth a short visit if you have time

This museum is free so it worth a short visit if you are in the area. It was mostly about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brandeinmizzou
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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 yesterday

The Bradbury Museum is a must see if you're in the area. It provides an excellent history of the atomic bomb, the history of WWII, as well as the history of building the city of Los Alamos to support the war effort. Great videos, some...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is free so it worth a short visit if you are in the area. It was mostly about the nuclear bomb but didn't go into the cons of this bomb, which was disappointing to me.

Thank Brandeinmizzou
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice museum with loads of exhibits and history of America's entrance into the Atomic age. Every display is loaded with information Some displays show the effects of radiation including local populations exposed to atomic testing. Very Informative Free

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is must stop for every one. Young and older a like will find this a great experience. Hands on exhibits, videos and demonstrations. No admission fees. Thus no discounts...because it is free.

Thank Dudley H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was filled with information about the history of the atomic bomb and other uses of nuclear energy. Very much enjoyed the free films, which gave us a great overview prior to experiencing the exhibits.

Thank Elaine P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There were two movies that said it all and were must dos. The museum itself was fascinating with the relevancy of the ongoing scientific experimenting still under way at the facility that brought the world the nuclear bomb. Definitely a bit of history that changed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked the museum. The film did not explain either the technical challenges or the human/political implications of the project as well for a kid as I hoped it would.

Thank CharliefromTampa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small facility but a good way to learn about the development of the atomic bomb and the other work done by the Los Alamos Lab.

Thank greg m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good museum. You could do the main things or you could really do a deep dive into both the history and the state of the moment. The two films shown was interesting and gave you a perspective on the activity at Los...More

Thank EllenChr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a scientist I was very interested in the historical value Los Alamos has added to American history. This museum took me through many stages of the development of nuclear technology and I would have spent several hours there if I didn't have the family...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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