National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

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Facility:National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
Description:The nation's only Congressionally chartered museum of nuclear science and history. The museum was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today's peaceful uses of nuclear technology. Visitors can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world. The museum strives to present through permanent and changing exhibits and displays the diverse applications of nuclear energy and its pioneers.

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Address 1:1905 Mountain Road NW
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City:Albuquerque
State/Province:NM
Zip Code:87104
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Telephone:(505) 245-2137
Website:http://www.atomicmuseum.com
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Connie L., Co-op Member
Our homeschool has visited the new National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in its new location (601 Eubank Blvd. SE at Southern Blvd.SE, six blocks south of Central Ave. and off of I-40, exit 165) on two occasions. They have ever-changing exhibits and expansions, so it is new every visit.

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the nation s only congressionally-chartered museum in its field and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian. We were happy to explore how nuclear science changed both technology and history. We were amazed at the ways in which nuclear science continues to influence our world today. There are several exhibits on nuclear theory and history (Like examples of the WWII Nuclear Bombs). My children liked the displays that made lots of noise, so be sure to bring earplugs! The nine-acre outdoor Heritage Park was hands-down the favorite part of our last field trip. We enjoyed touching and walking under planes, rocket, missile, cannon and nuclear sub sail displays.
Children under 5 are free, Youths are $7 and Adults are $8, so, while it is not terribly expensive, it is not a cheapskate trip either. We rate the field trip four stars: Educational, medium-priced and lots of noisy and bright displays.
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