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Bradbury Science Museum

1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
+1 505-667-4444
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This little museum is worth a visit. It's free, which is nice, and has some interesting exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
handsomepete2018
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Whitby, Canada
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nice museum & free!

Nice museum, good for an hour or 2 if in the area, & free! My husband loves to go to attractions... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Teresa G
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Alamosa, 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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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 via mobile

This little museum is worth a visit. It's free, which is nice, and has some interesting exhibits on the manhattan project and the early days of atomic bomb development. For a free museum it is in really good shape and is maintained well. Check it...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice museum, good for an hour or 2 if in the area, & free! My husband loves to go to attractions that have anything to do with the Manhattan Project & WWII, as his dad was stationed on the USS Indianapolis. Pretty much everything in...More

Thank Teresa G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice museum. Lots of hands-on exhibits for children (and adults!) to teach and keep them entertained while the adults explore and learn about nuclear bombs, missiles and the events leading up to the development and the war. There are 2 short films worth watching....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ended up here with a group of kids ranging from 8-18 and everyone enjoyed the visit. A variety of hands-on activities and 2 movies about the history of The Manhattan Project and city.

Thank SierraMaryS
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bradbury has 2 movies that were each very good, on about the history of the Manhattan Project, and one more about what's on today at Los Alamos Laboratories. Exhibits were very interesting and chock full of information. Teenage sons, husband, and I all enjoyed it.

1  Thank Alisonvo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great hands on "Free" museum. One could go back and back and keep being amazed at all there is to see do and learn. As good a museum as can be found in any large city. ( or better! ) Makes you realize how...More

1  Thank Sylvia A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful overview of the history of the atomic bomb development in the USA. Makes me want to watch Fat man and little boy movie.

1  Thank TravelinSuz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool museum and free! Kids will enjoy this more than the history museum, because they are allowed to touch everything. There are two theaters with comfortable seats.

1  Thank cedar4604
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tells a comprehensive story of the development of the atom bomb. Well done, and no cost! Near to the preserved buildings used by Oppenheimer. Gorgeous drive from Santa Fe.

Thank PSU69
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great exhibits, lots of hands on. Kids learn a lot from the movies. Highly recommend for young people.

Thank AT799
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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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