Touring Atomic New Mexico and the State’s Surrounding Attractions
There’s a lot to see in Atomic New Mexico. From the majestic Sandia Peak through the foothill to Taos Pueblo to beautiful New Mexico’s northern border where the sunsets over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains with the Mexican border visible in the distance, New Mexico has some wonderful sights to see.
Atomic New Mexico
A few years ago I was in Albuquerque and visited the city’s new science museum. Atomic New Mexico is an interesting place to visit because it’s a combination of New Mexico’s state museum and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The NNSA has the nuclear weapons arsenal and maintains the facilities used by the bombs. It also has some of the nation’s most important and fascinating scientific collections.
The New Mexico Science Museum consists of a building that is a converted warehouse. The Science Museum has lots of hands-on and virtual science activities. The museum also has an interesting story from the life of one of the museum’s most prominent supporters.
One of my favorite displays was a live-action video of a nuclear explosion in which you have to press buttons to see the effect of the explosion as the lights dim on stage. The video is very interactive with a lot of interactivity. I really enjoyed this display and it was an excellent introduction to nuclear weapons.
The Science Museum is a fascinating place. There are also other interesting museums and the city is full with places to go to while visiting Atomic New Mexico. The city is also full of other interesting sites such as Taos Pueblo, Taos Rock Art Museum, the Rio Chama National Wildlife Refuge, the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Red River and the Rio Chama Trail.
The Taos Pueblo
The Taos Pueblo National Historic Park is a beautiful state park with a couple