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LANL's Bradbury Science Museum takes part in Blue Star Museums program

Program to host active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, Sept. 3.
May 16, 2012
outside photo of the Bradbury Science Museum building

Some 40 interactive exhibits trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project, highlight Los Alamos Laboratory's current and historic research projects related to defense and technology, and focus on Laboratory research related to national and international economic, environmental, political, and social concerns.

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Free admission for active duty military, their family members

LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, May 16, 2012—Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum is partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families Foundation and the Department of Defense in the Blue Star Museums program to host active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, Sept. 3.

Joining more than 1,500 participating museums throughout the United States, "Bradbury Science Museum is excited and proud to be part of the Blue Star Museums program as a way to thank our nation’s military personnel – and their families – for their service," said Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck.

"The museum already has a free-admission policy, but we’re participating in this program to raise awareness of the importance of honoring members of the U.S. armed services, as we share our collective history," said Deck.

The Bradbury Science Museum features films and interactive exhibits interpreting LANL’s contributions to modern science, research, and technology, including its role in the Manhattan Project and current mission in national security.

The Bradbury Science Museum is open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The museum is located at 15th Street and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photos are allowed.

For more information, contact Mary Ellen Ortiz at (505) 664-0244 or go to the museum’s Web site.

Learn more about the Blue Star Museums program.

About Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, and URS 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.


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