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Bradbury Science Museum

1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
+1 505-667-4444
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History re-created

A comprehensive re-cap of the development of the atomic bomb in New Mexico, with great exhibits and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Glenview, Illinois
Best free science museum ever!

Where else can you play with Geiger counters? The only thing that disappointed me was the museum... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Round Rock, Texas
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
+1 505-667-4444
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A comprehensive re-cap of the development of the atomic bomb in New Mexico, with great exhibits and a short film of Los Alamos in wartime.

Thank BLtrvl
Reviewed 6 days ago

Where else can you play with Geiger counters? The only thing that disappointed me was the museum store being closed. I would love to have picked up some atomic- or science-related souvenirs to take home. Lots to look at and some very interactive displays.

Thank CaraJW
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed our visit to the Bradbury Science Museum. I am pretty well read about the Manhattan Project and the Trinity test site so much was familiar; however, I certainly learned more. Within the presentation of the atomic bomb story, this museum also gives the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic science and history gem - without a charge. It is amazing that this free museum is not well known. Anyone interested in the inception of the nuclear age and current status should visit this museum.

1  Thank Brian2929
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative museum. Make sure you watch both films. After watching both films I understand the museum and its exhibits. Lots of interactive pieces . Plan on 2-3 hours . It's a small museum, but after you watch the films you want to learn more...More

Thank Frostyrosty1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of light and sound to tell an incredible story that does not require extra glitz. It's the atomic bomb, for cryin' out load, it does not need extra fanfare. I guess that's for the kids. The room dedicated to the various scientists, techs,...More

Thank TheGrinchesDogMaxx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bradbury Science Museum tells you everything you need to know about how and why we built the world's first atomic bomb. There are two small theaters in the museum that run continuous films about it and there are interactive displays to further your knowledge....More

Thank eznelson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this free museum once again, bit was disappointed that they removed the people who worked there exhibit. I guess this happened recently. I think that it took away the appeal to all when the exhibit was dropped. When I asked about it, they referred...More

Thank HistoryNuts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was almost overwhelming in the amount of information presented. Staff were very informative.

Thank Sheryl J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its free because there is more to learn and see on youtube in your car! Really! This place is NOT worth the trip. The most exciting objects are replicas of the A-bombs dropped in WW2. The "interactive" exhibits are full of germs and way too...More

Thank C R
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“Interesting but glossed over Japanese casualties” If it makes you feel any better, I was just in Hiroshima a few weeks ago, and they mostly glossed over the fact that the brutal Imperial Japanese forces plunged the entire Pacific into a horrifically bloody war that lasted for years, and that may have been the cause of the bombing of that beautiful city. I think I saw two small signs commenting on this.
24 March 2016|
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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