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Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos

Categories: Science Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 500+ 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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  • Loved the entire museum. Lots of reading throughout. The film at the beginning was exceptional. I'm particularly interested in the Bataan death March so spent a lot of time at that exhibit. Need to go...  read more »
  • A friend told us not to miss this museum while we are in the Santa Fe area. I actually had no idea that the Manhattan project was the name for the building of the atom bomb in secret in Los Alamos. So...  read more »
  • This place was unique in the fact that they had a plaque on the wall commemorating a large number of the original people that were in Los Alamos from the start. From some of the kids that had no choic...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The video they have about the history of Los Alamos is really interesting, and my favorite part was the stories of all the people who worked there. When your worksite is top secret, the stories about the regular people who worked there are always entertaining. The rest of the museum is devoted to the kind of research going on at Los Alamos today, and that's fairly interesting stuff too. Mostly it's about the nuclear stockpile research.
  • 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 concentration of science, experiences, future and history! Nice museum
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