National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque

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Learn about the scientific advance that shaped the modern world, and see related historical artifacts at National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Through the museum's exhibits, you'll easily see how nuclear science influences all aspects of life, from medicine, warfare, and energy production to pop culture. Find out about the use and disposal of radioactive material and the impact it has on the environment. A robotic puppet of Albert Einstein helps kids understand the basics of physics through amusing experiments. In addition to nuclear science-oriented medical and scientific instruments, displays feature nuclear weapons, including replicas of the Little Boy and Fat Man bombs. The museum's collection of aircraft is one of the largest in the state. Make National Museum of Nuclear Science & History a part of your Albuquerque vacation plans using our Albuquerque trip planner .
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  • October 4, 2017
    I visited the museum of nucelar science in Los Alamos so wasn't sure i wanted to visit this particular one in Albuquerque. But since i had couple of hours and didn't know what to do i decided to check...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    The Nuclear museum is a great history of our recent nuclear past. Great displays. A real must for the science person, or just interested in this science. Staff is very helpful as well.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    We learned much about the history of nuclear power via a diverse array of displays, some hands-on and interactive. (Although a few were not working.) Well-organized exhibits and great signage helped i...  more »
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  • June 16, 2017
    I only had an hour to spend at the museum. I was able to view most of the exhibits but not able to take my time and see every thing here. If you took your time you could spend 2-3 hours here. I really liked the recreation of the criticality lab. It was a realistic view of what you would have witnessed were you able to observe scientist who were working in the labs. There is a lot of history to review and the exhibits are in great condition. The staff is very knowledgeable and love to share their information. You also have an outside exhibit with various rockets and aircraft that you can walk through.
  • June 26, 2017
    Excellent! I loved the exhibits. As a single adult it took me about 1.5 hours to see everything to my satisfaction. And would have taken more if I were more interested in power. About 40% power, 40% weapons, 20% culture and other miscellaneous uses for radioactive material.
  • June 26, 2017
    We loved reading and seeing the on hand replicas and some retired actual pieces of history regarding nuclear power and bombs. The development, testing and history of nuclear weapons and power is intriguing albeit sad too. The xray and early medical equipment was very interesting too. Great place.
  • June 25, 2017
    Very nice museum, lots of cool exhibits. There was also an area for kids to do some basic activities and it was very popular. If you are looking for something interesting to do for a few hours this is a good place to go.
  • April 15, 2017
    If you visit Albuquerque you should tour this museum. Very interesting exhibitions about complex topic beginning of the nuclear age. Great artifacts on display and opportunity to see a B29 and B52. At this point a special thank to Mr. Raoul Garcia for his very friendly and enjoyable explanations in the aircraft and rocket exposition a few weeks ago. Happy Easter from Germany !

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