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History Gallery

Exhibits in this gallery capture our history in the secret town of Los Alamos and its role with the Manhattan Project.

August 18, 2014
museum plan showing the history gallery

Los Alamos, once the site of a boys’ ranch school, became the focus of the secret project to develop a new weapon, one that derived its power from splitting the atom.

The Atomic Age begins

The conflict that darkened Europe in the late 1930s at first cast no shadow here on the sunny Pajarito Plateau, but soon World War II shook the entire world. Los Alamos, once the site of a boys’ ranch school, became the focus of the secret project to develop a new weapon, one that derived its power from splitting the atom.

Coming Soon! Our newest History Gallery exhibits
Don't Miss
Stockpile Stewardship: Heritage of Science at Los Alamos.
Manhattan Project
Journalist Miles O'Brien takes an inside tour of the nation's premier nuclear weapons design laboratory to see the amazing science, engineering, and computational tools used to maintain the nation's stockpile of nuclear weapons. (9 min.)
Racing Toward Dawn
Racing Toward Dawn video
The Bradbury Science Museum's signature history movie about Los Alamos National Laboratory.