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The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

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SeanCon wrote a review Dec 2020
San Diego13 contributions1 helpful vote
I’m not sure how anyone could give this museum less than 4 let alone 5 stars. My fiancée and I have been road tripping across the country for the past 4 months visiting various museums along the way. This museum blew us away no pun intended : ). I knew little or nothing about nuclear weapons, history of WW 1&2, The Manhattan project and I came out in awe. There were 300k US citizens working for the Manhattan project over 4 years and it was so secret Congressmen and women didn’t even know. Also, how the Manhattan project very well might have saved the US and world from this type of weapon getting into the hands of Nazis or Japan first. I spent 2.5 hours there but wish I would have budgeted 4 hours. Also the director and people that work in the museum are so nice and have a wealth of info they are willing to share...just ask! Worth it, wish this museum was in my city.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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SnowyShasta wrote a review Dec 2020
Portland, Oregon1 448 contributions502 helpful votes
We had time before we had to get to the airport, so we spent about 90 minutes visiting this museum. We wouldn't have minded another 30 minutes or more, but we felt like we definitely got a good overview of this interesting museum. It covers the entire history and development of nuclear power and weapons in the US. We especially found the section related to the nuclear bombs dropped on Japan enlightening and respectful. There is an entire outdoor courtyard with airplanes and even part of a submarine that were worth seeing (although it was fairly warm out there even in October). The gift shop was also a fun visit, they had many related items that we enjoyed browsing through and purchased a couple gifts. Overall this was an interesting museum that we were happy to have the chance to see. We were able to get free admission based on a reciprocal agreement with our local science museum membership, so that might be worth looking up if you have a similar membership.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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AK FlyFish Girl wrote a review Nov 2020
Seward, Alaska113 contributions49 helpful votes
Wonderful displays of interest for families of all ages. I didn't think it would be something for me, but was amazed at the informational and well designed displays. Clever and talented people at work! LOVED the look back to the first MRI machine. Very clean and safe visit for travelers to the area wanting to do something different. HIGHLY recommend, it was a recommended to us by my son who wants to return on his next visit to the area.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Kaylee Reagan wrote a review Nov 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri40 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a great place for anybody who's into science or history! Went with family and enjoyed the various exhibits they had that walked you through the history of how it all started. We ended up staying about 3 hours walking around inside as well as their outside area containing multiple planes and shells for early nukes.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kathy C wrote a review Oct 2020
Columbus, Ohio19 contributions8 helpful votes
My science/tech/Area 51 minded husband suggested this. I went along as part of the matrimonial bond. Surprisingly interesting. No interactive exhibits - probably not interesting for kids, but very succinct and easy to follow information about the history of our nations nuclear creation and testing program. It combines world history to understand context. I would recommend for adults or older kids who can read the many placards guiding the tour. Very nice volunteer tour guides.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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