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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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Not Enough Information on Civilian Nuclear Power

Lots of information on nuclear weaponry and history, but the exhibits are cluttered and difficult... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Fascinating museum

Thoroughly recommend a visit. Very informative, loads to see and do, and the attendants lovely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Anne M
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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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 5 days ago

Lots of information on nuclear weaponry and history, but the exhibits are cluttered and difficult to grasp. It would be more appealing with some editing and more information about the benefits of nuclear energy as a source of environmentally clean electric power.

Thank Caroltod
Reviewed 6 days ago

Thoroughly recommend a visit. Very informative, loads to see and do, and the attendants lovely, polite and not intrusive but happy to talk about exhibits and their connection with the museum. Great outdoor section too.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the museum three times. You'll see plenty of exhibits of weapons, bombs, missiles, nuclear-capable aircraft, equipment, and artifacts related to the history of nuclear weapons as well as nuclear medicine and nuclear energy. It isn't a huge place, but the exhibits are diverse and...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We first went to this museum many years ago. It has improved a great deal since then. It is now a very interesting museum. It traces the development of nuclear power. It begins with and is largely devoted to weaponry, and has many artifacts. There...More

Thank Bdengle
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum traces the history of nuclear science from the very early days of Marie Curie right up to the age of hydrogen bomb development and deployment systems. With exhibits it covers the use of radioactive materials before the dangers were understood, leading to some...More

Thank RalphMidlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a science geek at heart and loved this place! So much to learn and see. Lots of hands on activities for kids. This is a great way to get kids more involved in science and learn some history in the process. If you like...More

Thank chemie71
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here on our way to Tinkertown and ended up spending over an hour wondering though so much history and interactive events that it was simply staggering. To be honest I hadn't expected this much, and of all things, the Gift Shop has...More

Thank travelcatz1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learnt a lot about the development and the race to get the "bomb " and WW11 .Some of the facts and exhibits were dated but we enjoyed the visit.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a retired scientist I found this museum to be very interesting, largely telling the story that occurred during the time that I grew up. But unfortunately it is also relevant in our current times. The exhibits and flow of the museum were well done....More

Thank ROCtraveler30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a former Health Physicist, I found this museum to be very interesting with many details on the history of the many aspects of the atomic age. My wife a second grade teacher with a background in math and science enjoyed the museum too. Many...More

Thank RnCinAZ
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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.