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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  • What a great place! Exibits are in very goid condition and entire place tell a great story of the past, present and future of Los Alamos. Exhibits are comprehensive and hands on. Perfect place for a f...  more »
  • This FREE museum is an incredible host to all things Manhattan Project and the creation of the atomic bomb. I live in Knoxville, where nearby Oak Ridge, Tennessee is home to 1/3 of the Manhattan Proje...  more »
  • Fantastic science museum. Loads to read and do. 15min presentation on the manhattan project and Los Alamos Labs really good! Defiantly worth a visit. You also get to hug a “fat boy”  more »
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  • The museum itself is informative, with one room dedicated to the Manhattan project and the other rooms discussing the current research being done in the area. However, most people aren't driving all the way to Los Alamos to see exhibits they could see at their local science museum. I wish the museum had more info about the development of the atomic bomb and what happened after the war. The other exhibits are mildly interesting. At least the museum is free. Worth a short stop. The drive into Los Alamos is worth the trip alone.
  • To be honest, this museum is not so great. It seems like there is no planning or mission other than put information out and let people read it. There seems to be very few if any thought behind it. That being said some of the information is interesting and a handful of exhibits were educational. I would not go back unless I had to kill time.
  • Great interactive place. Among other stuff, it tells story of project Manhattan along with full scale models of ‘Fat man’ and ‘Little boy’. There are two short movies screened in the auditorium giving the background story. Well worth a visit for historical reasons, friendly staff and it’s free to visit.
  • Well done and free museum. Would be a good place to bring kids for sure. I'm not a science person, so cannot comment on the content of the museum, but I think it gives a good overview.
  • Lots of exhibits about nuclear tech and ongoing research being done at the lab. Free. Informative videos. Nice place to spend a few hours. Too many exhibits to look at in 1 day.
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