Bradbury Science Museum

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Located in Los Alamos, New Mexico, the Bradbury Science Museum showcases the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s research into defense and technology.
The museum was created in 1953 by Robert Krohn. Krohn was in charge of the early nuclear testing. He decided the laboratory needed a museum to house the historical weapons-research artifacts. An old ice house was adapted to hold the first artifacts.

These days, Los Alamos National Laboratory has moved to the heart of downtown Los Alamos to accommodate the 80,000 visitors per year, and the museum showcases much more than defense technology. The museum is broken into three wings – the Defense, Research and History galleries. There are 40 interactive exhibits — everything from the history of the Manhattan Project to research into nanotechnology, turning algae to biofuel, environmental monitoring and research, the history of super-computing and much more.

Throughout the year, the museum offers some great special events. The High-Tech Halloween event, with its cryogenics, robotics, light, optics and dry ice bubbles in very popular. The fantastic lecture series brings in scientists from all over to share innovations in technology research. The Lifelong Learning series offers science-minded individuals opportunities to learn about all aspects of our world, solar system and universe.

The museum welcomes school groups for tours and hands on activities. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am–5 pm and Sunday & Monday: 1–5 pm year round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days.

Other attractions in the area include:
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Bradbury Science Museum
Mail Stop C330
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545
PHONE: (505) 667-4444

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