Bradbury Science Museum


Although it's said that even students can design atomic bombs, their actual construction still requires complex engineering and scientific capabilities. The development of the first atomic bomb was the goal of the secret Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, formerly the site of a boys' ranch school. The museum's History Gallery tells the story behind the race to build the atomic bomb, and, in another gallery, you can see the bomb casings of the world's first nuclear bombs, Fat Man and Little Boy. For the most part, the museum's 40 high-tech interactive exhibits focus on the Lab's science and engineering contributions since the end of the Cold War

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Nuclear & Petroleum
Topic(s):Energy
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:The museum is not named for the science fiction writer Ray Bradbury but for the second director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Norris E. Bradbury, who served from 1945 to 1970.