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Bradbury Science Museum

1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
+1 505-667-4444
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So Interesting!

This is a very easy to find and free opportunity to learn more about the Los Alamos area and all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Greater Seattle Area
Well done but a bit overwhelming

My husband and I visited this museum after visiting the local history museum. The contrast between... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Box Elder, South Dakota
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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%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
+1 505-667-4444
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very easy to find and free opportunity to learn more about the Los Alamos area and all that has come from it. The reception desk is staffed by nice people (shout out to nice people!) and the exhibits are just plain interesting.

Thank vas57
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum after visiting the local history museum. The contrast between the two was startling. This museum was high tech, bright lights, bold colors and high noise level. It was almost stimulus overload for me. But we started with the...More

Thank rvgal99
Reviewed 5 days ago

Be prepared to do a lot of reading. It's pretty intense! Be sure to catch the movie when you first go in. Love the hands on displays.

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 6 days ago

I cannot say that this was an entertaining museum unless you enjoy learning (I do) .However, the information can be overwhelming. I suggest to start out by viewing each of the two movies -- one about the science background and the other about the history...More

Thank DWbiker
Reviewed 6 days ago

Learn all about the atomic/nuclear age. Museum has more than the history of nuclear science and has exhibits on what is currently being studied at the lab. The museum is small enough for those with disabilities and has seating throughout. When we visited there was...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in nuclear history and technology, this is a really interesting off the beaten path museum. Not a ton of artifacts, but it gives a good history of the Manhattan project and subsequent technological developments to come out of the lab.

Thank johannam_collier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The films provided much needed background and the interactive displays were very interesting. A must see if in the area.

Thank scottjnpg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum depicts our atomic/nuclear history from about 1943 to present. Enthusiastic staff and volunteers. Colorful exhibits, multimedia, a current display on the topic of nanotechnology. As someone who needs to learn more of history, this was very helpful. But, as noted above, a sober...More

Thank SeekingVines
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting museum that covers the history of Atomic Energy, and the role that Los Alamos played in the development of the A Bomb during WWII...Well Done.

Thank jima800
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to know the entire history of the atomic age, this is your place. Very comprehensive. Lot of interactive exhibits for people of all ages (including kids). Also get to see the newer sciences and inventions currently being created and researched at LANL.

Thank MBarb10
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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