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Bradbury Science Museum Los Alamos

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Bradbury Science Museum
1350 Central Ave
Los Alamos
NM
87544
Tel: 505 667 4444

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The Bradbury Science Museum is located at 15th and Central in downtown Los Alamos, the home of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Where are we going today?

If you have older kids who love science and tech, then you might want to head to New Mexico's Bradbury Science Museum.

Today, there are around 60 interactive exhibits that cover a range of topics that can fascinating and educate those curious kids. 

The exhibits have more depth than a regular children's museum, as they are all based around laboratory projects. Kids can trace the history of WWII's Manhattan Project, as well as looks in depth as the lab's current and historic research projects, all related to tech and defence.

The exhibits also focus on the laboratory research when it comes to economics, as well as the environment, and politics.

Kids can learn if they can power their lives just by using pond scum, and even see how scientists can design and create structures from nanoparticles. 

The Tech Gallery is where kids can get hands-on with the activities, as well as check out the temporary displays like the Technology on Mars one.

There are brain games to test the kids, and a play area for the younger kids, which will keep them really entertained!

The Bradbury Science Museum is a great learning experience for the kids, especially those ones with curious minds and hands and love to know how things work!

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How much does it cost?

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  • ChildrenFree!
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

10am - 5pm Tues - Sat / 1pm - 5pm Sun & Mon

Daily except Thanksgiving, Jan 1 and Christmas.

Teachers corner

Give them a call to chat about students visiting - they would love to have you!.

I'm Hungry!

It's a good idea to grab something before or after your visit, so those tummies can learn and not rumble at the same time!.

Need a little extra help?

The facility is wheelchair accessible and they have two wheelchairs available for visitor use on site..

Can I get one of those?

There isn't a gift shop, unfortunately it closed in 2012.

More information

They allow photos and videos inside the Museum for personal use so bring those cameras!.

What people are saying?

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    informative displays from both a technical understanding the creation and deployment of the bomb, as well as the people involved in The Manhattan Project.

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    Great learning for all of us. Thanks

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    This museum is excellent. It is extremely well maintained (no broken displays), high-tech, a reasonable size to explore within a few hours, and free! Would highly recommend a visit to anyone learning about the history of the Manhattan project, or science buffs in general.

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    Very cool for fans of science, nuclear physics/history of the atom bomb, and history in general. Small museum but packed with detailed exhibits. History of the atomic bomb/Manhattan project and mock ups of nuclear weapons were particular highlights. Lots of reading but great historic items and visual displays, too. Museum staff are knowledgeable and friendly.

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    I love this museum! I moved here a year ago and have proudly showed off this museum when friends and family come to visit. I highly recommend that all visitors check out the short history video about Los Alamos. Also be sure to check out the genetics test and the personal testimonies about the forest fires this town has experienced.

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