The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque

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Learn about the scientific advance that shaped the modern world, and see related historical artifacts at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Through the museum's exhibits, you'll easily see how nuclear science influences all aspects of life, from medicine, warfare, and energy production to pop culture. Find out about the use and disposal of radioactive material and the impact it has on the environment. A robotic puppet of Albert Einstein helps kids understand the basics of physics through amusing experiments. In addition to nuclear science-oriented medical and scientific instruments, displays feature nuclear weapons, including replicas of the Little Boy and Fat Man bombs. The museum's collection of aircraft is one of the largest in the state. Make The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History a part of your Albuquerque vacation plans using our Albuquerque trip planner.
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  • We are not science geeks but we did enjoy the exhibits, and especially the ones outside. If you're into all things nuclear, you'll love this place. 
    We are not science geeks but we did enjoy the exhibits, and especially the ones outside. If you're into all things nuclear, you'll love this place.  more »
  • Really interesting museum. Great exhibits inside and out and an extremely well done and interesting general history of the atom bomb and Manhattan project and into the Cold War (much, much better... 
    Really interesting museum. Great exhibits inside and out and an extremely well done and interesting general history of the atom bomb and Manhattan project and into the Cold War (much, much better...  more »
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  • Way better than I expected. It wasn't very crowded for us on a Thursday. Tickets are good for 24 hours. Covers everything from the history, to war time use and peace time uses including quack medicine. Check out their website which will give you a really good idea if this is your cup of tea. Very educational.
  • This is a great little museum located in Albuquerque New Mexico, my son loved it and the people working there were very nice and helpful! Seeing what the bombs looked like back then was very interesting. I highly recommend stopping by the National Museum of Nuclear Science & Energy if your in the area.

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