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Around Los Alamos

Outside the museum, explore the historic town, natural wonders of the high desert, and abundant Native American and Spanish cultural jewels.

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Rio Grande

View of the Rio Grande from the White Rock Overlook.

Take the historic walking tour from ancestral puebloan dwellings to a homesteader’s cabin to the very spot where the first atomic bomb components were assembled.

The Bradbury Science Museum isn’t the only Los Alamos attraction!

Enjoy our downtown shops and restaurants, discover our heritage, and explore our all that Los Alamos has to offer.

 

Manhattan Project National Historical Park-Los Alamos Site

Located on a remote mesa in New Mexico, at Los Alamos over 6.000 scientists and support personnel worked to design and build the atomic bombs.

The park currently includes three areas at Los Alamos (locations shown in the map):

  • Gun Site Facilities: three bunkered buildings (TA-8-1, TA-8-2, and TA-8-3), and a portable guard shack (TA-8-172). These buildings were associated with the design of the “Little Boy” bomb.
  • V-Site Facilities: TA-16-516 and TA-16-517 V-Site Assembly Building - used by laboratory personnel to assemble components of the Trinity device in July 1945
  • Pajarito Site: TA-18-1 Slotin Building, TA-8-2 Battleship Control Building, and the TA-18-29 Pond Cabin. Pajarito Site was used during the war for plutonium chemistry research and later became the main site for critical assembly work at Los Alamos after the war.

While there is currently no public access to the sites listed above, the Bradbury Science Museum exhibit "Manhattan on the Mesa," offers visitors the opportunity to learn about