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Smithsonian’s Museum Day at Bradbury Science Museum

Museum Day is when museums and cultural institutions across the nation open their doors free of charge to Smithsonian magazine subscribers and Smithsonian.com visitors.
September 22, 2008
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Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials.

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LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, September 22, 2008—Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum is participating in the Smithsonian Museums’ fourth annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 27, 2008. Sponsored by Smithsonian magazine, Museum Day is a day when museums and cultural institutions across the nation open their doors free of charge to Smithsonian magazine subscribers and Smithsonian.com visitors. A celebration of culture, learning, and the dissemination of knowledge, Museum Day follows the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C. museums.

“The Bradbury Science Museum already has a free-admission policy, but we’re participating to help raise awareness of the importance of museums that this event fosters. We’re looking forward to having the Bradbury represent local New Mexico museums in this nationwide event,” said Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck.

Last year, more than 100,000 people attended Museum Day nationwide. All 50 states plus Puerto Rico were represented with 651 museums participating.

Attendees will need to present Smithsonian magazine’s admission card to gain free entry to participating institutions. The Museum Day Admission Card can be found in the September 2008 issue of Smithsonian magazine and also can be downloaded from the Museum Day Web site at http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/.  Listings and links to other participating museums’ and sponsors’ sites can be found on this website as well.

The Bradbury Science Museum features films and interactive exhibits interpreting Los Alamos National Laboratory’s contributions to modern science, research, and technology, including its role in the Manhattan Project and current mission in national security. The Bradbury is open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Admission is free and photos are allowed. The museum is located at 15th Street and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos.

For more information call (505) 667-4444 or visit the Web site at http://www.lanl.gov/museum

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Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, and URS for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

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