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National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque
(4.6/5 based on 700+ 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 is so much to learn in this museum. I took a nonscience nerd and she enjoyed it. I love the periodic table that is on the floor. All of the air planes, ICBM and other real life items are great. ...  more »
  • In a lot of museums I like to scan the signs and look more at the actual physical items on display. As you walk in you immediately cross over the periodic table of elements and then angle to the right...  more »
  • This was a group activity for our Vietnam veterans association reunion. It was very interesting with plenty of exhibits to keep you interested for hours. We had a volunteer guide. As I said lots to lo...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Well thought out layout. Definitely go out back and see the planes! Advised the gift shop to get more items, especially stickers and more shirt designs. History buffs will love it. Very cool spot!
  • Very interesting place. Cool to see all the history and science. Lots of scale replicas (or the real things!). Kids area got off topic at the end and turned into general science.
  • 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)!
  • Great museum! Lots of retired weapons casings. They even have things like Intercontinental ballistic missiles such as the Titan II (IIRC on the name), which are much bigger than I thought. Also have some retired military airplanes in the back. Well worth the $10 for a New Mexico resident. For some reason they have a Delorian and a Formula-looking car in there. Not sure why, but was cool to see it.