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Bradbury Science Museum

1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
+1 505-667-4444
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Very Worthwhile

Terrific time spent here. Excellent films, well laid out, informative and interactive. Highly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pat L
Denver, Colorado
via mobile
Science mattered when we needed it most . . .

Learn about the Manhattan Project & the birth of nuclear science starting before 1943 till today at... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Gig Harbor, Washington
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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
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific time spent here. Excellent films, well laid out, informative and interactive. Highly recommend !

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Learn about the Manhattan Project & the birth of nuclear science starting before 1943 till today at the Laboratory 'on the hill' in Los Alamos. This is a major museum for the Techies or Trekkies out there, with some hands-on exhibits too. I'll add my...More

Thank MrSmitcher
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a must-see museum for science geeks! There is history, personal stories and lots of science to see. We spent the afternoon here and didn't see it all. So much to read. Many science museums are geared toward children - this one is for...More

Thank Nebraska-girl-1983
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This museum is small, but it is jam-packed with history about the development of the Manhattan Project and how Los Alamos came to be. We all took our turns trying to operate the old adding machines. The science and mind-bender puzzles made for a great...More

Thank sarloumay
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Our bed & breakfast hosts recommended taking the time to visit this museum named after the 2nd Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. It tells the story of the Manhattan Project & what life was like at the Lab & in Los Alamos during...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

want to know all about the minds and activities of the Manhattan project, this is the place to go and experience it ...

Thank cheesemate
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you have any interest in the history of the Manhattan Project as well as that period in U.S. history then this museum is a must to visit! It has a couple short videos explaining the start-up of Los Alamos as well as dozens of...More

Thank jime6973
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos on our recent trip to Santa Fe. My husband has a science background and found it amazing from the historical and scientific point of view. It also appeals to people who do not...More

Thank Carole B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The Bradbury Science Museum is run by the US government as a public display of research that is happening at Los Alamos laboratory. It has some very interesting exhibits, and a lot of interactive activities for kids. The one thing I couldn't get over was...More

Thank MichaelinZwolle
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Not knowing ANYTHING about this city, I did learn quite a bit. But it was small. Not much to do inside except watch videos.

Thank kimconner87
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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