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Your Window into Los Alamos National Laboratory
Bradbury Science Museum

Visit the Museum

The Bradbury Science Museum offers unique resources and experiences for groups.

Bradbury Science Museum Exploration  

Bring history to life

  • Examine primary sources and artifacts from the World War II Manhattan Project at Los Alamos from Einstein's letter to President Roosevelt to the electronic fireset that set off Fat Man.
  • Watch the 15-minute documentary film Racing Toward Dawn.
  • Meet some of the people who played important roles at Los Alamos.

Science inspiration

  • Participate in interactive exhibits showcasing current LANL projects such as
    • nanotechnology
    • algae biofuels
    • environmental monitoring
    • supercomputing
    • the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity
    • understanding radiation.
  • Listen to personal narratives recorded by current Los Alamos scientists about the work they do.

Challenge yourself

  • Use scientific thinking to solve problems at our puzzle tables.
  • Try your hand at our particle accelerator simulation game.
  • Learn to operate a Marchant calculator and be a human computer.

Scavenger Hunts and Activity Sheets

Tour the museum using scavenger hunt, from pre-readers to high school. Available through Teacher Resources or at the museum upon your arrival.