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Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos

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Science Museum · History Museum
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 Bradbury Science Museum covers the atomic age with an eye to letting people know that the Los Alamos Science Laboratory does a lot more than atomic testing. I never knew anything beyond the...  more »
  • This is an excellent museum. This time in American history should be known by everyone. The Manhattan Project and how it came to be was so very interesting and informative. The scientists and...  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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