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
16-minute film: Stockpile Stewardship: Heritage of Science at Los Alamos. Journalist Miles O'Brien takes an inside tour of the nation's premier nuclear weapons design laboratory to see the amazing science, engineering, and computational tools used to maintain the nation's stockpile of nuclear weapons.
Watch the 9-minute version here.