There’s so much to see and experience at the Bradbury!

Explore more than 60 interactive exhibits in the museum's three galleries: History, Defense, and Research.

  • History

    The Atomic Age begins; learn the story from fission’s discovery through the formation of and the work of Project Y’s scientists and engineers in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. Explore historic properties that are part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park at Los Alamos.

  • Defense

    The main mission of the Laboratory is to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent. Dynamic screens and many interactives encourage active exploring.

    Brad Exhibits Defense Landing
  • Research

    As enabled by the facilities and capabilities from its central mission, the Laboratory conducts leading-edge research in many areas of science and technology to help solve national problems related to energy, the environment, infrastructure, and health.

View our signature movies


Shown in the Auditorium in the History Gallery

Racing Toward Dawn

The Bradbury Science Museum's movie about the Lab’s beginnings and the challenges and successes of the Manhattan Project. Running Time: 15 minutes

Shown in the Theater in the Defense Gallery

The Power of Invention

Coming Soon! National Security Science and Beyond at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Discover how nuclear weapons, the heart of the Lab’s origin story, are central to the multiple innovations inspired and driven by this mission. Running Time: 15 minutes

Bradbury Science Museum

1450 Central Avenue | Los Alamos, NM 87544 | (505) 667-4444 

Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Closed: Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Free Admission

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