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Bradbury Science Museum

1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
+1 505-667-4444
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Informative, helpful and free museum - Recommend

▪️Location: "Downtown" Los Alamos. ▪️Parking: Large free parking lot near the front entrance... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
packcal
via mobile
Excellent Museum - Science and History

About half of the museum is dedicated to the part of the Manhattan Project which was conducted at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jamieky2
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Approximately 60 interactive exhibits trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project, highlight Los Alamos National Laboratory's current and historic research projects related to defense and technology, and focus on Laboratory research related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health and global security concerns. These exhibits together with extensive educational and community programs draw nearly 80,000 visitors a year. Admission is FREE and open to the public. We are open every day except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday & Monday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3244
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

▪️Location: "Downtown" Los Alamos. ▪️Parking: Large free parking lot near the front entrance. ▪️Exhibits: Historical, cultural, scientific and informative. ▪️Background film: Good intro to the history and the story. Somewhat dated. ▪️Staffing: Friendly staff who allow visitors to proceed on own. ▪️Cost: Free. ▪️Recommend? Yes

Thank packcal
Reviewed 1 week ago

About half of the museum is dedicated to the part of the Manhattan Project which was conducted at Los Alamos beginning in 1943 which culminated in creation of the first atomic bomb test. There is an excellent overview film and a lot of historical artifacts...More

Thank Jamieky2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good coverage of the history of the first atomic bomb and subsequent development and the role of Los Alamos in the development. Full size mock up of the two bombs dropped on Japan with explanations of how they worked. This is a small part of...More

Thank vwatts40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The display on the atomic bomb development and the movies were interesting. The balance of the museum had a lot of hands on displays that kids would like; however, there is not that much to see. Takes about 1 - 1.5 hours to visit

Thank Ohiohiker40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Los Alamos is a relatively little town in the hills of New Mexico. It's also one of the smartest towns in America - thanks to the National Laboratory that's located there. It is best known as the place where scientists figured out a way to...More

Thank BBailey182
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great stop if you are a science buff! There is ample free parking and there is no charge to visit the museum!! Inside there are so many displays to look at talking about the atomic bomb, history of computers, what is going on at...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great history of the Manhatten Project (atomic bomb) with scale models of the bombs Fat Man and Little Boy. Free admission! Allow at least 1-1/2 hours, but if you are short on time like we were, visit the History section and watch the 16-minute film...More

Thank USALouise
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not possible to tour the Los Alamos lab itself (not surprisingly perhaps) but this place, located in Los Alamos town, gives an excellent overview of the Manhattan Project itself plus the R&D that is being done there now. I learned a lot about the...More

Thank chipchap42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bradbury Museum does a thorough job explaining the initial development of the Atomic Bomb and its impact in ending WWII. But the exhibits go way beyond to track the evolution of the bomb, efforts to manage its proliferation, and steps taken to ensure the...More

Thank ggsmac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For such a small museum there was a myriad of material to read.. Every wall was plastered with information, that I will admit was important, but just would take too long to comprehend it all. The movie was very interesting and informative. This would not...More

Thank terwic
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Response from PeregrineEdmonton | Reviewed this property |
The museum is an interesting attempt to blend a whole lot of local content into a small space, so errors and omissions wouldn't surprise me. Museum folks usually take comments, particularly about errors, seriously and make... More
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