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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-3378
+1 505-245-2137
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Al M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Excellent museum - a little scary too!

So much to learn - nuclear warfare - and uses in energy and medicine - very thorough - and given... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Midlothian, Texas
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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the New Mexico’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and a Smithsonian affiliate. Visitors can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world. The museum strives to present, through permanent and changing exhibits and displays, the diverse applications of nuclear energy in the past, present and future along with the stories of the field’s pioneers. Originally known as the National Atomic Museum, it was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology.
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601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-3378
+1 505-245-2137
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Reviewed yesterday

I'm saying good and bad and only giving this attraction an average rating because it seems to depend on your gender (no, I'm not trying to be sexist). We went there with a tour group and to a person; all of the men thought it...More

Thank Al M
Reviewed yesterday

So much to learn - nuclear warfare - and uses in energy and medicine - very thorough - and given the situation in the world right now, it was a little scary too! Well worth the time.

Thank TexasMarci
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside it contains all kinds of information and exhibits about the nuclear energy, including not only the wartime use, but also the "good" uses. There is a nice display of airplanes, missiles, etc., outside, and...More

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well presented and very interesting. The displays were very well done but my wife and I probably enjoyed the outside even more. They have examples of bombers, fighter jets, ICBM's and other missiles in a large yard outside. We had one of the docents...More

Thank 210craig J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted by a retired Navy veteran who gave us a detailed overview of what we would see in the Museum, which served as an excellent introduction. Near the entrance is a letter that was written by Albert Einstein to President Franklin D. Roosevelt,...More

Thank Travleeer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very intelligent presentation, displays, videos, of a complicated period of war, arms race, and discovery. Excellent coverage of science and history before and after WWII with out reducing the displays to grade school level. More stimulating than most in this area of study!

Thank jenn t
Reviewed 1 week ago

New Mexico is where the modern nuclear science first matured into weapons and applications. This museum is part of the Smithsonian network and it is very well done. Broad coverage of the principal dimensions of modern nuclear science including a sobering collection of contemporary and...More

Thank Waterloon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to the National Museum of Nuclear Science as a group was great. We spent 2 hours there and felt like we could have been there longer.The displays are clearly labelled giving all the information one needs. The planes outside are particularly exciting. It...More

Thank ruzivo g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lots of displays of Nuclear weapons and some of the effects of war. I think its a great way to understand how far we've come in weapon technology and trying to avoid using them. There are outside aircraft displays and interactive displays for...More

1  Thank E997IOdannyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a child of the last century I lived through the cold war and studied nuclear armaments. To actually see every aspect of the nuclear cold war was amazing. The collection is complete, including a B52, replicas of the used weapons and a collection of...More

Thank stanroc
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2 April 2017|
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Response from 69FairlaneRagtop | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 2 hours +. Took our time. It's a self guided museum but they do have docents available sometimes. Nice place. Fun gift shop.
10 March 2017|
Response from Robert R | Reviewed this property |
no dont think they do, but im not sure
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26 December 2016|
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Response from AramentaF | Reviewed this property |
Our family spent several hours there, and would have stayed longer. If you're not totally thrilled by old war stuff, maybe plan for a couple of hours.