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“So much to learn!”

Bradbury Science Museum
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Los Alamos
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Approximately 60 interactive exhibits trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project, highlight Los Alamos National Laboratory's current and historic research projects related to defense and technology, and focus on Laboratory research related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health and global security concerns. These exhibits together with extensive educational and community programs draw nearly 80,000 visitors a year. Admission is FREE and open to the public. We are open every day except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday & Monday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“So much to learn!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

If you're interested in science, space, and/or national defense this is an extremely informative little museum. Set aside 1-2 hours.

Visited May 2014
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent, free museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

The Bradbury Science Museum is an excellent museum covering history, science, and some of the current research being completed at Los Alamos. There are numerous hands-on exhibits exhibiting the research and development of the atomic bombs, along with replicas of the two bombs dropped on Japan during WWII. The video on the development of Los Alamos is a must see. Take a couple of hours to delve more into the history (and current work) of this fascinating town.

Visited May 2014
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“Lots of interesting stuff here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

There are lots of interesting items here, from Los Alamos history to inventions and scientific research. I was particularly surprised to see that the decoding unit used as part of the trigger for the first implosion bomb was an APS-13 which was identical to the WWII surplus units my friend and I modified for communications on the 432 MHz Amateur radio band in 1957.

There's a lot of items of interest to children, especially when they are open late on some Friday nights. Check the museum web site for details. My grandkids love it.

Visited March 2014
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Republic, Missouri
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149 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A lot of history in a little place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

Amazing little museum. We spent most of our time in the 'Manhattan Project' section. We also watched the video. Neat place to spend an hour or two, learning about a secretive part of American history.

Visited May 2014
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“Worth the time to see it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Interesting exhibits. Includes history of Los Alamos and development of the Atomic Bomb. Things you will not likely find anywhere else.

Visited April 2014
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