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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 part of your personalized Albuquerque itinerary using our Albuquerque itinerary builder.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 e...  more »
  • 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 w...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Really cool. I wish there was a little bit more stuff though. I had fun trying to make compounds using the game they had at the front of the building.
  • Had a great time with my kids. Lots for adults to learn and lots for kids to do. Pretty well covered the story of nuclear energy and even some of the popular culture that surrounded it.
  • 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 !
  • Wonderful and friendly staff were very helpful with guidance and information. Amazing history and learning opportunities. Would recommend for all ages.