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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 vacation route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Very informative museum. Make sure you watch both films. After watching both films I understand the museum and its exhibits. Lots of interactive pieces . Plan on 2-3 hours . It's a small museum, but a...  more »
  • A lot of light and sound to tell an incredible story that does not require extra glitz. It's the atomic bomb, for cryin' out load, it does not need extra fanfare. I guess that's for the kids. The room...  more »
  • The Bradbury Science Museum tells you everything you need to know about how and why we built the world's first atomic bomb. There are two small theaters in the museum that run continuous films about i...  more »
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  • This is a nice small museum to visit if in Los Alamos, it's free but they do have plenty of information and since it is small if you have questions, the staff is there to answer right away. Information includes the history of "little Boy" and "fat man" both bombs used in 1945 on Japan. Hopefully they are never used. Nice to visit if you are in the area to get a better understanding.
  • Well done with interesting visuals and hands on material. Great information about the role of Los Alamos during wwii.
  • Cool place free admission as well. Very educational, from a history and science perspective.
  • We visited Los Alamos and the Museum was beautiful. It was a little small but it was full with history and interactive exhibits. It is great for kids (4+ years).
  • 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.