This year has been one of milestones for Los Alamos National Laboratory, including for its Bradbury Science Museum. To mark the museum’s 50th anniversary, the museum will host a reception open to the public from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday.
“For 50 years, the Bradbury Science Museum’s mission has been to foster enthusiasm and support for science and engineering, and a better understanding of the mission and work of the Laboratory,” said Linda Deck, Bradbury Museum director. “We’ve had such great support from the Laboratory and the community and we look forward to working with both of them in the future.”
The museum was originally founded in 1954 by Robert Krohn, but was a classified museum when it first opened. In 1963, Robert Porton convinced then Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Director Norris Bradbury to open the unclassified museum. The museum moved to its present location in 1993.