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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.
Bradbury Science Museum reviews
We wanted to visit the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, but apparently, it is closed on Thursdays, so we decided to step in. The museum is free, featuring some very interesting exhibits...
We wanted to visit the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, but apparently, it is closed on Thursdays, so we decided to step in. The museum is free, featuring some very interesting exhibits... more »
I recommend visiting this museum to learn more about the past and current research. I wish I had started my trip with this museum because it really helped me understand the history of the Los Alamos..... more
I recommend visiting this museum to learn more about the past and current research. I wish I had started my trip with this museum because it really helped me understand the history of the Los Alamos..... more »
Free. Lots of hands-on exhibits and way too much to read. I can't help thinking that some of the information is a bit slanted but it is interesting and extensive none the less. Worth the time to...
Free. Lots of hands-on exhibits and way too much to read. I can't help thinking that some of the information is a bit slanted but it is interesting and extensive none the less. Worth the time to... more »
Very interesting and well organized museum covering the history of the World War II Manhattan Project. It also highlights the Laboratory's research projects related to defense and technology. Covering a very important part of American history and the importance of Los Alamos in those crucial days in harnessing nuclear energy. It’s free, so that’s even better. It was also kinda interesting to see where I currently work on display.
Excellent museum. There are only a few places in the world to see history of the Manhattan Project or similar. Regardless of what you think about this aspect of world history, this place exhibits things that will help you refine your thoughts. Some of the exhibits explained things my Manhattan Project professors told me about, 40 years ago.
Was here to visit the national park visitors center, but was suggested to come here as well. Tons of hands on activities for the kids, interactive exhibits, updated science and everything was in great shape and new. Best of all, price was FREE. Don't miss this, my kids spent at least an hour on all the activities.
Really was a must see. Excellent exhibits and films. Learned much. Too bad its got a super huge parking lot and is presenting a very green washed and politicized view of what they do. Obviously very well funded (I'd say overfunded). The burrito smells from the lunchroom were overpowering.
The history section is fantastic and quite thorough, except for the fact that it (and the 15-minute film) utterly gloss over the destruction that nuclear weapons have wrought. Literally five seconds of photos of post-bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, followed by talking about how the war was won, everyone was happy, the end. Seriously? Guys... come on. It's 2022. Let's acknowledge the death and destruction we wrought with this technology. It's just as important as the tech advancements and achievements.
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