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Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos

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At Bradbury Science Museum, you can witness the history of critical defense and technology research projects important to the United States. You'll be able to view life-size replicas of Little Boy and Fat Man atomic bombs and explore 40 interactive exhibits of the World War II Manhattan Project. Robert Krohn and Norris Bradbury founded the museum in 1953 to preserve and educate the public on the work of Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 1993, the museum was moved to its current location in downtown Los Alamos. Other exhibits include displays of the Mars Science Laboratory rover, supercomputers, and high explosives. Put Bradbury Science Museum into our Los Alamos planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Los Alamos.
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  • Free museum explaining both the history and science of Los Alamos. Suitable for all ages. Interesting to learn about the post Manhattan Project work. 
    Free museum explaining both the history and science of Los Alamos. Suitable for all ages. Interesting to learn about the post Manhattan Project work.  more »
  • Great place and it must be taxpayer supported, because everything in it is nice and shiny and informative in a way that private museums can't afford to be. And the admission is free. Lots of... 
    Great place and it must be taxpayer supported, because everything in it is nice and shiny and informative in a way that private museums can't afford to be. And the admission is free. Lots of...  more »
  • This is an interesting place and makes me really wonder what goes on at the National Laboratory. I learned a lot about the timeline of the development of the nuclear bomb and the secrecy behind the.....  more
    This is an interesting place and makes me really wonder what goes on at the National Laboratory. I learned a lot about the timeline of the development of the nuclear bomb and the secrecy behind the.....  more »
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  • Was here to visit the national park visitors center, but was suggested to come here as well. Tons of hands on activities for the kids, interactive exhibits, updated science and everything was in great shape and new. Best of all, price was FREE. Don't miss this, my kids spent at least an hour on all the activities.
  • Truly amazing. This place was extremely informative and super fun. I would highly suggest this experience to anyone and everyone.
  • I hadn't been to the Bradbury Science Museum since I was in elementary school and it sure has been modernized and kept up with current events, research, and interactive displays. It is wonderful that it is free, that is one of the best features! I came as a part of a teacher group learning about renewable energy and we had a talk in the theater room with three nuclear engineers from LANL. The room was quite crowded and I was surprised that nobody, including the engineers, were masked beside me and 3 others. This was especially shocking as I know that LANL brought back the mask mandate, there were over 50 people in the room! Overall, I enjoyed touring the museum, but the room was far too small and crowded to be maskless (and my butt barely fit into the seats!)
  • Fascinating museum that tells the story of the Manhattan Project, in particular the Los Alamos Lab's contribution, and how the Lab continues supporting vital national security interests today. Highly recommended.
  • This is a quality museum and a fantastic place to stop at with out of town guests for a recap on our town's history. Interesting for people of all ages.

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