Bradbury Science Museum


The technical areas of Los Alamos National Lab are not open to the public. However, the Laboratory’s Community Programs Office operates the Bradbury Science Museum in downtown Los Alamos to provide a window into the history of the institution, its national security mission, and the broad range of exciting science and technology research to improve our nation’s future. Free to the public, the museum also offers special events like evening lectures and science demonstrations.

Visitors experience more than 40 interactive exhibits within the Museum’s three galleries—History, Defense and Research. Two 16-minute films shown throughout the day tell the stories of the race to build the first atomic bomb during the Manhattan Project and the work the Lab does today to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent. TechLab is a hands-on, experiential space geared toward children and families for exploring scientific and technical concepts.

Exhibits include information on the Laboratory’s research on life sciences, achievements in space, supercomputing, energy and the environment.

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