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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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Very interesting

They have a lot of interesting exhibits detailing the history of atomic weapons, including... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alan W
Development of the A-Bomb . . . a life or death race.

Learn how we were able to develop the A-Bomb before the Germans . . . had the Germans developed... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John S
Springfield, Virginia
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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 4 days ago

They have a lot of interesting exhibits detailing the history of atomic weapons, including life-size mock-ups of bombs and warheads. Also quite a few outdoor exhibits including real planes and missiles.

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Learn how we were able to develop the A-Bomb before the Germans . . . had the Germans developed the bomb before us and before their surrender, the outcome of WWII would likely have been different . . . we would be living in a...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. We are new to the Albuquerque area and visited the Nuclear Museum for the first time in February of 2017. We took guests there and were very pleased. The museum is in SE Albuquerque not very far...More

Thank Roger K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well done. Good combination of writing and pics. Stories written well. Helpful docents Great museum.

Thank Margaret E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting museum about history of science, especially the nuclear science. The entrance has a beautiful floor where they had the periodic system tiled in the floor. And lots of information about the pioneers of science like Einstein and Madame Curie. And of course the history...More

Thank Jacqueline07_69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. The indoor exhibits are worth the visit and the outdoor displays are an added bonus. The Gadget mockup really brings home the task that was undertaken and saw several old, but working Tektronix instruments that brought a...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting museum with lot's of information. It is a self guided tour, but there are many volunteers/employees available to answer questions. If you were to read all of the articles, you could easily spend 4 hours there. Outdoor displays are impressive.

Thank candlava
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum gives you both the history and visuals of the evolution in atomic energy in this country. You can see replicas of the atomic bombs, Little Boy and Fat Boy that were dropped on Japan. You will learn that the technology of these bombs...More

Thank wxman2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed mainly about war and the 2 bombs dropped on Japan. Small gift shop. A lot of vets working there.

Thank Dick S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum, its very interesting but mainly the interest is for the adults as it has a great deal of attractions that adults would find more exciting than kids. My boys had fun but ripped through the place in a matter of...More

Thank ymroemmich
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, approximately how long did you spend at this attraction. I am headed there next Sunday.
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.
Do they honor Golden Age passes?
10 March 2017|
Response from Robert R | Reviewed this property |
no dont think they do, but im not sure
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Jared S
We would like to see other sites that day. How much time should I allow to see this museum? Is it a full day? Half a day? Couple Hours?
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.