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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 drove by the museum and was compelled to stop because I didn't know such a place existed. The main foyer has a granite Periodic Table of Elements in the floor. The museum is divided into history, sc...  more »
  • Military discount: $7 per ticket and tickets last 24 hours so you can come back to check it out It was a great walk through of history class meshed with technology. I think it's a great place for stud...  more »
  • Employees are extremely knowledgeable and it's a lot of fun for the whole family. Take sunscreen and take your time looking at the amazing planes, missiles etc... outside.  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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