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National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque

Categories: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • There are enough things to see, nice setting up jet missiles and launchers in the back. Pity that you speak very little of the consequences of the atomic bombs (a story "mutilated" and obviously modeled by the victors) still an interesting way to spend a couple of hours.
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  • My wife and I went to The National Museum of Nuclear Science when we were in Albuquerque for the balloon festival. We started our tour with s 30 minute documentary on the building of the nuclear bombs...  read more »
  • This place is unique and has some great exhibits and historical information. Well worth the admission price. There are actual missiles and planes out in the yard that are also interesting. 
  • Very well laid out. Staff are friendly and passionate about the museum's mission. Fascinating exhibits that speak to all ages. A wonderful historical learning experience. The gift shop has many quite unique items. The static aircraft displays are terrific. Don't miss this!
  • Incredibly well done museum. Information about many different facets of nuclear weapons and our ongoing relationship with energy production, as well as the cultural aspects of the nuclear age are thoughtfully portrayed in well maintained exhibits. You'll want to set aside at least a few hours to truly immerse yourself in this wonderful museum.
  • Beyond our expectations! One of our many stops for our son's 11th birthday, one of our best stops. The Periodic Table at the entrance is amazing. All the exhibits were well maintained, and the staff that guides and answers questions were very knowledgeable. The student demonstrations were fun also. Great experience, good price, great location!
  • Worth the entry fee, a lot of history some funny, some terrible a shocking contrast of our modern life.
  • Was much more interesting than I thought it would be. I went with three males, two adults and a preteen, who were very interested and excited, but I was not expecting much. What a surprise I got! I think I was the last one out! Upon entering, enormous periodic table of elements set into floor in tile, just beautiful. Lots of different areas for different topics of discussion, from testing, to bomb shelters, to hands on play areas for learning. There is a large collection of military aircraft out back that you can walk right up to, and the guides are very knowledgeable and clearly love their jobs (and their history)!
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