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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 planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Los Alamos.
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  • The front door staff were immediately helpful as we entered, The museum is free, which is amazing if you look at the scope fo the exhibits. Several short films give you a great history of the exhibit....  more »
  • Admission is free. Well done. Be sure to watch the 17-minute (?) film. What isn't said anywhere in the Museum that I saw is that, to this day, the USA is the only country to have nuked another...  more »
  • Great little museum. We wanted to see the Manhattan Project museum but a local couple advised us to come here instead. We really enjoyed learning and the short movie was very informative. We didn't have time to visit the other museums in Los Alamos, so can compare from personal experience.
  • I wanted to visit this museum, and I dragged my family. I promised that we would only visit for one hour. After an hour, everyone was interested in looking around. We ended up spending over four hours looking at the exhibits. I had to drag everyone out so we wouldn't be late for our next stop. The hands-on exhibits were the biggest hit. Most museums have broken exhibits. Everything worked here. We checked out the exhibits and learned a lot. If it wasn't on the other side of the country, we'd surely return.
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