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Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos

(4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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 vacation route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We visited this museum on the same day that we visited Bandelier National Monument because they are in close proximity to each other. There is no admission fee, which is really nice when you are trave...  more »
  • After reading the reviews, I expected a lot more. If you've done the Smithsonian in Washington, or the WWII Museum in NOLA, you'll find this lacking. Unfortunately, I didn't actually learn anything th...  more »
  • We visited this museum on our Nee Mexico vacation. It was an amazing experience. They had the entire history of the Manhattan project. Einstein's letter to FDRoosevelt which prompted the Manhattan pro...  more »
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  • Great Museum. A lot of interactive exhibits. A lot of information there to process also. Definitely plan to spend a few hours there. There are some exhibits for kids, but probably better for teens for the heavier content. Good videos in the museum to watch. The iPads help and were a "cool" addition to the museum.
  • Great free museum. Combines history and science with loads of interactive exhibits. Plan to spend over 1 hour there even if you tend to do museums on the speedy side.
  • Interesting look at the development of the Manhattan project, the people involved and the many projects they continue to explore in the labs. Lots of interactive displays.
  • A nice FREE place to visit if you're in the area. I felt like I learned quite a bit about the Manhattan Project and how Los Alamos came to be. Very informative and good, interactive exhibits. But it also felt very biased as pro nuclear. Can't say that it gave a well rounded overview of the topics covered.
  • Great museum, learn a lot about science here.