The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque

4.7
#1 of 11 in Childrens Museums in New Mexico
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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  • YThis was an learbnning experience that I enjoyed very much and would recommend to all who is interested in the development of nuclear for both military and also medicinal use. Great exhibitions and d...  more »
  • We spent 3 hours at this museum because it was so interesting. We learned the history of nuclear science from Madame Curie to Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. If you're looking for a fun souvenir, che...  more »
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  • What an amazing experience. So much historic content that we were not aware of. Great family fun and VERY educational. The staff is amazing and always willing to answer all your questions. A Must stop when in the Albuquerque area.
  • This place was incredibly cool. It's chocked full of history and valuable knowledge. The staff, both paid and volunteer, are so nice and accommodating. I got there late and they still went out of their way to help me see it all. American nuclear history is rich and colorful and thus museum truly showcases that. A definite must for any history buff but especially science or military history folks.

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