LOS ALAMOS, NM, July 7, 2021—The Bradbury Science Museum is now open after its 15-month hiatus. Located at 1350 Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos, the museum is free to all ages. Exhibits are refurbished, the facility has been deep cleaned, and its newest exhibit, Explosion Detectives, illustrates how Laboratory researchers help the United States stop the spread of nuclear weapons around the globe. More exhibits teach parents, educators, and students about immunity, climate science, the Lab’s R&D 100 Award winners, genetics research, and Lab history.
The museum is open just in time for Los Alamos ScienceFest, July 6–11, 2021, a week of free and low-cost family fun in downtown Los Alamos including science talks, demonstrations, live music, and outdoor movies. With the theme “Driven by Science,” this year’s participants and presentations are from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bradbury Science Museum, Virgin Galactic, UbiQD Inc., Alan Alda Communicating Science Workshop, Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium, Mesa Public Library, NASA, and RoboRave International. The event is organized by Los Alamos Mainstreet and supported by more than 30 regional partners in business, government, and education. Learn more at LosAlamosScienceFest.com.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Triad, a public service oriented, national security science organization equally owned by its three founding members: Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle), the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), and the Regents of the University of California (UC) for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.
Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.