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Ranked one of the 10 “Best Science Museums” to visit in the United States by American Mensa

Bye Bye, B83

B83 Bomb Moves to Kirtland AFB

Robert Naranjo and Glen McDuff strap down the Museum’s B83 nuclear bomb model for its trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico where it will be on loan to the Defense Nuclear Weapons School at Kirtland Air Force Base. This model has been on display at the Museum since 2002. The B83 is the nation’s most powerful weapon in the U.S. arsenal. It was stockpiled in 1983 and has a yield in the megaton range. Its hollow, shock-absorbing steel nose has concentric rings to prevent the bomb from sliding or ricocheting on high-speed impact with concrete or steel targets.

BSM Chosen as One of Top 10 ‘Best Science Museums’ by American Mensa

Bradbury Science Museum has been named one of the top 10 “Best Science Museums” to visit in the United States by American Mensa. Mensa is an internationally recognized high-IQ society that provides a forum for intellectual exchange with members that reside in more than 100 countries around the world.

Bradbury Science Museum was ranked fifth on the list, which was assembled by educators and scientists who are also Mensa members. Among other factors, having a variety of exhibits and hands-on learning activities were some of the considerations members noted when voting for the best museum. The most common feature that respondents looked for was interactive elements.

"The Bradbury Science Museum has over 40 interactive exhibits to help visitors explore the world of science, engineering, math and technology" said Bradbury Science Museum Director, Linda Deck. "Some are computer simulations and animations; others are hands-on "try it for yourself" puzzles and games. We know people learn in a variety of ways, and this gives plenty of opportunities for all."

View the complete list on Mensa website.

BSM Website Selected as Official Honoree in the 17th Annual Webby Awards

The Bradbury Science Museum website has been selected as an Official Honoree in the 17th Annual Webby Awards in the Science category. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.

The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and and creator of the Jif Steve Wilhite.