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Bradbury Science Museum

87544 Los Alamos, NM, United States of America (USA) (New Mexico )

Address 1350 Central Avenue
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ Exhibition
Science Museums in general
  • Nuclear / Radiation
  • Nanotechnology
  • Military technology
  • Computer / Informatic
  • Arms

Opening times
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am – 5pm; Sunday, Monday: 1pm – 5pm

Status from 05/2020
Free entry.

Tel.:+1-505-667-44 44  Fax:+1-505-665-69 32  


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Location / Directions
N35.881583° W106.298036°N35°52.89498' W106°17.88216'N35°52'53.6988" W106°17'52.9296"

Los Alamos (elevation 7,355 feet) is perched high atop the Pajarito Plateau in the Jemez Mountains, 35 miles northwest of Santa Fe.

The Bradbury Science Museum is located in downtown Los Alamos at the corner of Central Avenue and 15th Street.

From Albuquerque take I-25 north to Santa Fe (take NM 599 for most direct route), then US 84/285 north to Pojoaque. At Pojoaque take the NM 502 exit to Los Alamos.

Driving time and distance from:
Bandelier: 20 min. (12 mi.)
Santa Fe: 45 min. (35 mi.)
Albuquerque: 1 hr 50 min. (93 mi.)
Taos: 1 hr 20 min. (65 mi.)

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Museum Lobby - Welcome to the Bradbury Science Museum

In 1942, the Laboratory began as the site for designing the first atomic bomb. Today it is one of the world's largest multidisciplinary research institutions. Begin your visit in the Lobby with an overview of what the Laboratory is today and its vital role in the economy and quality of life in the northern New Mexico community.

Defense Gallery - Strengthening global security

The central mission of the Laboratory is to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent while reducing the global threat of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. As part of that mission, the Laboratory provides the necessary expertise and technology developed here to help the nation respond effectively to significant threats of broad scope and to help make the world a safer place.
Exhibits you'll find in this gallery:
Replicas of Little Boy and Fat Man, the first nuclear bombs
Understanding Nuclear Weapons
Stockpile Stewardship
History of Supercomputing at Los Alamos: The Road to Roadrunner
WWII: A World at War
The Plutonium Legacy
Underground Testing
Public Forum
Currently under development: Explosives

Research Gallery - Science serving society

The Laboratory conducts leading-edge research in many areas of science and technology to help solve national problems related to energy, the environment, infrastructure, and health. Basic research conducted here enhances national defense and economic security.
Exhibits you'll find in this gallery:
Understanding Radiation
LANSCE: Los Alamos Neutron Science Center
Space Science Research
Environmental Monitoring and Research
Global Climate Change
Mapping the Brain
Human Genome Project
Recognizing New Technologies: Los Alamos R&D 100 Award Entries
Storing Carbon from Fossil Fuels

HISTORY GALLERY - The Atomic Age begins

The conflict that darkened Europe in the late 1930s at first cast no shadow here on the sunny Pajarito Plateau, but soon World War II shook the entire world. Los Alamos, once the site of a boys’ ranch school, became the focus of the secret project to develop a new weapon, one that derived its power from splitting the atom.
Exhibits you'll find in this gallery:
The Atomic Age Timeline
Manhattan Project History
They Changed the World: The People of Project Y at Los Alamos
A New Look at Trinitite
The Fireset: How Fat Man was Triggered

TechLab - Imagine, inquire, inspire!

Our multipurpose room features hands-on activities for all ages and special temporary displays. This room also becomes a classroom for visiting school groups and a reception room for after-hours events. Explore:
Brain Games: Puzzles to exercise your brain
Temporary and changing exhibits
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