Inside the Museum 

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Your window into Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Experience more than 40 interactive exhibits in the Museum's three galleries: History, Defense, and Research. Exhibits explore the Manhattan Project, the Lab’s work on national nuclear defense, and the Laboratory’s research on life sciences, material sciences, space, supercomputing, energy, and the environment.

Download the Gallery Guide (pdf)

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Environmental Research & Monitoring

Nearly 5,500 years of human history. A wide diversity of animals. Local climate changes. It’s all found on Laboratory property and studied by Lab scientists.

Watch: Tree Death Study’s Climate Change Connections


For more than 70 years, Los Alamos National Laboratory has been a frontrunner in explosives research, development and applications.

Watch: Explosions for Research

Algae to Biofuels: Squeezing power from pond scum

What if you could power your life using pond scum? Los Alamos researchers are working to make this a reality.

Watch: Turning Algae into Energy in New Mexico

Nanotechnology: The Science of the Small

Big possibilities with tiny science! Nanotechnology scientists at Los Alamos study how to design and create structures and materials from nanoparticles.

Watch: Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) overview

Cell Phone Audio Tour

Faces of Science: The people behind our science

Meet the scientists behind the science at Los Alamos. Many of them felt a calling to science at an early they work at a world-class research facility where childhood dreams have become reality. Use your cell phone or borrow one of ours to listen to their stories of dedication to solving world problems.

Faces of Science videos

Archaeology exhibit view

Environmental Research & Monitoring: Archaeology on Lab Land

Explosives Exhibit

Explosives Exhibit

Nanotechnology exhibit

Algae to Biofuels and Nanotechnology exhibits

Faces of Science cell phone tour

Take the tour and listen to the stories while here at the Museum or watch the videos featured on the Faces of Science web page.

updated 10/14/14 11:21 AM