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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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History of American Nuclear Weapons Program

Reading everything could take all day, but skipping around for a first visit in two hours is fun... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
A good museum on several levels

You can dive deep with this museum or buzz through with the kids' stuff and the cool aircraft and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cleveland, OH
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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
+1 505-245-2137
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Reading everything could take all day, but skipping around for a first visit in two hours is fun and educational. Plan visit so one hour of outdoor exhibits are explored before summer afternoon heat sets in.

Thank SteveHereNow
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can dive deep with this museum or buzz through with the kids' stuff and the cool aircraft and missiles outside. If you're going to dive deep into weapons, physics, and PALs, etc., plan on three hours.

Thank FES
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to a lot of museums, and this is not one of the most memorable. There is a wealth of great science and history about our love affair with the atom. The docents are exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly, the exhibits are impressive. It’s...More

Thank Jason Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very educational but also entertaining museum with lots to see for all ages. The mass of information is put across in a simple yet engaging way and put into context. There are some unique exhibits on show in here. Out at the back there are...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful museum with artifacts from the cold war and real aircraft and missles to see. Medical quackery to every day use of nuclear energy. They have a t-shirt that says TALK NERDY TO ME in the gift shop

Thank REZ1059
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Nuclear Museum keeps growing and growing. The interior explains New Mexico's role in Nuclear Science. And outside there are wonderful aircraft and even a submarine for you to view. An often neglected visit in Albuquerque

Thank Martha D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History is key focus but outdoor plane displays appeal to young and old. Other areas have specific appeal correlating to visitor age making all-age visiting a challenge.

Thank Ray R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum. We have lived in Albuquerque for years and only discovered this museum. This has so much history and information you will need to plan a day to read through a lot of items. The planes outside were great and the...More

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A unique, well maintained museum dedicated to the history of nuclear testing Very interesting, educational for all. Short interesting videos along the tour. Reasonable priced.

Thank Patti M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a lot of interesting exhibits. The real B-52 and B-47 in the back were really cool. The cold war exhibit brought back old memories, and the modern nuclear exhibits were informative. Worth seeing!

Thank OldOneNow
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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|
Response from Robert R | Reviewed this property |
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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.