Museums

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Albuquerque

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The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
601 Eubank Blvd SE
Albuquerque
NM
87123
Tel: 505 245 2137

Where are we going today?

If you want your next family day out to go off with a BANG, why not visit the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History?

This fascinating museum is the USA's ONLY congressionally chartered museum in it's field, and is a really intriguing place to visit!

Kids can learn all about the story of the Atomic Age, and what it means for the planet. There are permanent exhibits, as well as traveling exhibits, the cover a range of topics so the kids can always be learning something new! Some of the exhibits span the early research of nuclear development, and others lok at the peaceful uses of this technology that are being used today.

The family can learn all about the lead up to WWII, and even the Cold War. They can learn about the modern-day advances in nuclear medicine, and even look to the future and see what it has in store!

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is a place where kids of all ages can understand Nuclear Science, and it can give them a perspective of the world that will really open their mind, and allow them to understand all of the possibilities!

Make sure you check out the temporary exhibits, and what's on, because you won't want to miss out on some of the topics that you can explore!

The Heritage Park at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is also a must see. Here, kids can come face to face with real life planes, missiles, rocks and cannons in this outdoor space. They can even see a nuclear sub sail! Pretty cool!

Are you ready to start your day off with a BANG? Let's go then!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12
  • Children$10 (Ages 6-17)
  • Free Under: 5 years.
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9am to 5pm daily. 3pm close on Dec 24 and Dec 31.

Closed Jan 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Dec 25.

Teachers corner

The Museum runs a science summer camp program within the state, with 300 day-campers learning about ecology, robotics, flight, engineering, medicine and general science. Pretty cool!.

I'm Hungry!

Grab something to eat in the area before or after your day out!.

Any Top Tips?

Keep an eye on events that they hold across the year, such as Veterans Day Camp, and Nuclear Science Week!.

Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff if you have any questions about the accessibility of the museum.

Can I get one of those?

Bring that pocket money, because there is a museum store FILLED with great merchandise, as well as historic and educational items. .

More information

Photography is allowed in the museum, so head along and take as many pictures as you like!.

What people are saying?

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    This is a great place to spend an afternoon. The staff and volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable. The gift shop was a little sparse but all in all we had a fantastic visit.

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    This is an excellent place to learn all kinds of things about nuclear energy- the good and the bad. Super interesting way to spend a few hours.. we really enjoyed our visit. Thanks.

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    Awesome place if your intersted in this kinda stuff. I loved it. Was disapointed in the gift shop but the museum made up for it very cool

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    Do you really need to spend $8 a pop for history? This is a money-making venture, not a museum. The exhibits are reproductions, and other museums have originals. Yes, all the information is in one place, but that's why we have Wikipedia. There are far better museums with less pushy front desk people (mine was very hesitant to give me any information about the museum without me paying) and lower admission prices. If you're going to pay more, you should get more, and this doesn't deliver.

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    Very informative.

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