Bradbury Science Museum

Atop four columns, a red lintel reads
Explore exhibits about the Manhattan Project at the Bradbury Science Museum.


Quick Facts
Los Alamos, NM

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Information, Restroom, Water - Drinking/Potable, Wheelchair Accessible

Norris Bradbury headed the Implosion Experimentation Group and led the final assembly of the Gadget for the Trinity Test, the world’s first detonation of a nuclear device. In 1945, Bradbury succeeded Dr. J Robert Oppenheimer as director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and served until 1970. This museum is named after him to honor his contributions to the Los Alamos community.  

If you want to learn more about the history of the Manhattan Project, make sure to stop by the Bradbury Science Museum! The museum’s interactive exhibits share stories from the project and provide a glimpse of the historic sites “behind the fence.” You’ll also discover the modern advances in research and cutting-edge science that still take place today at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Continue Your Journey


As you walk around downtown Los Alamos, you can explore the Los Alamos Historical Society campus, which includes the Los Alamos History MuseumHans Bethe House, Fuller Lodge, Romero Cabin, and Ancestral Pueblo Site. 

Just across Central Ave from Fuller Lodge you'll find Ashley Pond, another centerpiece of the Los Alamos community. On the southern bank of the pond, the Ice House stands as a memorial to the Los Alamos Ranch School days and Project Y.  


Manhattan Project National Historical Park

Last updated: April 14, 2022