The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque

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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  • Surprisingly our visiting kids mentioned this place. We spent several hours walking and looking at the exhibits. They have outdoor exhibits as well as indoor displays. The docents are unobtrusive...  more »
  • Easy to get to its the most comprehensive and well done (and fun) exhibits on the history of the development of the Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs, and the stories behind it. The volunteer we met was a...  more »
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  • Utterly fascinating. I love the element table inlay in the floor, and am also impressed at the number of female scientists honored on the wall. An important part of our history and so many things I didn't know in detail. There's something everywhere you look. I love the planes outside, too. Thanks for having a bunch of Marie Curie and Rosalind Carter stuff in the gift shop!
  • This is a fantastic museum! And if you're a local you get a small discount on your entry price. They have something for everyone here. They often have a movie running (you can call and check to see when they will run these). And they gave a gift shop as well as an area just for kids. The outdoor area is broad so make sure to wear sun protection.

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