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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  • I really enjoyed my visit to this museum. There is lots of info about the Manhattan Project (and a good video about it), but I was surprised to learn about all the other scientific work going on in th...  more »
  • What a great resource-wish we would have started our day the Bradbury. The exhibits and av programs gave a good understanding of the Manhattan Project and the development of the first atomic bombs. If...  more »
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  • Great specialized science and relevant history. Certainly worth a visit, not very hands-on for younger kids. If cold war nuclear history really interests you, follow up with a visit the the National Nuclear Museum in Albuquerque (pretty much all weapons related).
  • This is a great museum and it is worth to see. You can spend few hours there and see history of atomic bomb development, nuclear testing and more. Although I was there some time ago (in 2011) my memories are still fresh.

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