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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Albuquerque

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Learn about the scientific advance that shaped the modern world, and see related historical artifacts at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Through the museum's exhibits, you'll easily see how nuclear science influences all aspects of life, from medicine, warfare, and energy production to pop culture. Find out about the use and disposal of radioactive material and the impact it has on the environment. A robotic puppet of Albert Einstein helps kids understand the basics of physics through amusing experiments. In addition to nuclear science-oriented medical and scientific instruments, displays feature nuclear weapons, including replicas of the Little Boy and Fat Man bombs. The museum's collection of aircraft is one of the largest in the state. Make The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History a part of your Albuquerque vacation plans using our Albuquerque trip planner.
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  • The volunteers on duty were so helpful to our group; pointing things out and telling us about things. We had 3 generations and this museum has a really neat hands on area for kids to experiement and.....  more
    The volunteers on duty were so helpful to our group; pointing things out and telling us about things. We had 3 generations and this museum has a really neat hands on area for kids to experiement and.....  more »
  • This a great place for all ages. The educational area was for kids big😃 & small. My Granddaughter’s boyfriend pick this place out as his main place he wanted to see while visiting Albuquerque, so... 
    This a great place for all ages. The educational area was for kids big😃 & small. My Granddaughter’s boyfriend pick this place out as his main place he wanted to see while visiting Albuquerque, so...  more »
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  • I was excited to visit this museum as I am interested in science and especially in the history of the Cold War and the technological advances that were made as a result. This museum did not disappoint me in the slightest! There were a lot of great exhibits showing not only the military side of nuclear science, but also the medical and power generation applications of nuclear technology. The display of airplanes and missiles outside is also well worth viewing. I would highly recommend this museum to anyone who has an interest in history, nuclear science, or aircraft.
  • Way better than I expected. It wasn't very crowded for us on a Thursday. Tickets are good for 24 hours. Covers everything from the history, to war time use and peace time uses including quack medicine. Check out their website which will give you a really good idea if this is your cup of tea. Very educational.

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