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Bradbury Science Museum

Your Window into Los Alamos National Laboratory

The technical areas of the 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.


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.

Admission is FREE, as are special events, evening lectures and science demonstrations.

1450 Central Avenue
Los Alamos, NM 87544


Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Closed Monday

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day

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Public Inquiries (505) 667-4444, listen to the options and make your selection.

Media Visits We have special requirements for media visits, inquiries, and filming. Please make arrangements in advance. Call (505) 667-7000

Photos: Kids watch demonstrations at the Bradbury Science Museum | BSM