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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A great stop for any airplane, military, or history buff!

I live in DC and am surrounded by high quality museums at home. This museum is up there with the... read more

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Andrew T
Ashburn, Virginia
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I stopped here for a visit. The museum admission is not that much for the collection that they... read more

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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the New Mexico’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and a Smithsonian affiliate. Visitors can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world. The museum strives to...more
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601 Eubank Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-3378
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Reviewed today

I live in DC and am surrounded by high quality museums at home. This museum is up there with the best of them. A great stop for any airplane, military, or history buff! I went about 8 years ago, and again this past weekend, and...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I stopped here for a visit. The museum admission is not that much for the collection that they have. The museum developed the subject from the beginnings, the reasons and then onto aircraft. The subject matter explanation is targeted for all ages. I do think...More

Thank Carl_Bohman
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent almost three hours reading about the history behind nuclear science and how that understanding has been applied, both militarily and otherwise (e.g. nuclear power and medicine). The museum is very nicely laid out, and the information is clearly presented and (relatively) easy to...More

Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you love science and old military vehicles, the nuclear museum is a great place to go Great exhibits and friendly staff!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband is an electrical engineer by education and this was a must stop for us! The museum covers a lot of military uses of nuclear science—including actual equipment used at Los Almos—as well as a section on nuclear medicine, kids space, and moving forward...More

Thank Charli S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The national museum of nuclear Science was excellent it was geared toward anyone from Atomic physicist to school kids, it was very well done and the aircraft part of it was exceptional

Thank dennis O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful museum. It takes you from the early history of atomic energy through today. Exhibits include WW II, planes, a children's interactive area, atomic culture, energy sources and nanotechnology. Educational to be sure but very entertaining as well.

Thank SharonM1228
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this museum, but my spouse wasn't as excited as I was. Lots of Manhattan Project/Cold war hardware on display. If you're a fan. So 5 stars for fanboys (like me) and two stars for others.

Thank FuelScience
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one just a few Smithsonian museums. It features the development of nuclear weapons including the Manhattan Project (Los Alamos) and nuclear power. Highlights are the refurbished aircraft (and submarine) outside - F16, B-28, B-52 (only one to ever drop a thermonuclear bomb), and...More

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THis place captures the history of the development of nuclear sciences in New Mexico as well as the science of it and old air frames to check out. We lived in ABQ For a couple years and my kids did the STEM camp over winter...More

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2 April 2017|
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Response from 69FairlaneRagtop | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 2 hours +. Took our time. It's a self guided museum but they do have docents available sometimes. Nice place. Fun gift shop.
10 March 2017|
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no dont think they do, but im not sure
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27 December 2016|
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Response from AramentaF | Reviewed this property |
Our family spent several hours there, and would have stayed longer. If you're not totally thrilled by old war stuff, maybe plan for a couple of hours.