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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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Allow at least 2hrs if you are interested in nuclear armaments

This museum is well presented with informative well documented & well arranged displays nicely... read more

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aussiewanderers
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VERY good museum

This museum is very good, well laid out, very educational, one of the types of places you look... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Bullhead City, Arizona
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is well presented with informative well documented & well arranged displays nicely complememted by willing volunteers eager to explain exhibits. There's no eatery there and part of the exhibit is outside, so come equipped with drinks. Highlight in my view is the displays...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is very good, well laid out, very educational, one of the types of places you look forward to visiting again. Should be interesting to all ages!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely incredible museum. Only wished we had more time to see it all in 2 hours. Next time we will arrive earlier.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum addresses a range of issues, including history and contemporary energy issues. It includes a room full of interactive models where one can review the basics of mechanics. The museum deals with many issues, like the necessity or not of the A bombs on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with this museum. Fittingly, they start with the historic origins/physics of radiation, and take you all the way up to the present day uses of the science. But along the way they have cool, hands-on exhibits that are intriguing and informative...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very insightful to walk through a testament to the destructive power that we have created. I was a bit spooky to see the ICBMs capable of deploying 57 thermonuclear warheads and imagining what it would look like if a dozen of those were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent most of a day here reading EVERYTHNG. Very informative and very well done. We left for a lunch in the area, then came back. (The office gave us an excellent suggestion.)

Thank Kenneth W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having worked in the DOE Complex for 25 years and being a specialist in nuclear remediation, I visit all the Nuclear museums I find. This one is fantastic. It presents the history well. I also like the temporary exhibits. They are not always directly related...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a museum I had to check out. The museum was well laid out and very interesting. The outside park has some well taken care of artifacts. I guess my only issue would be to at least turn the minuteman missile around.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am interested in nuclear science and weapons, so this was a must do in Albuquerque, but there was more to this museum than the nuclear stuff. There was a temporary hands on exhibit on ancient machines, and much more. The nuclear cannon outside is...More

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LAtoEverywhere
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.
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10 March 2017|
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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.
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