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American International Rattlesnake Museum Albuquerque

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American International Rattlesnake Museum
202 San Felipe NW
Suite A
Albuquerque
NM
87104
Tel: 505 242-6569

Directions

Take I-40 west from I-25. Exit onto Rio Grande Blvd. Turn south and follow signs into Old Town. We\\\'re located 100 feet south of the southeast corner of the main plaza in Old Town.

Where are we going today?

There are a lot of animals that get a bad reputation in this world, and unfortunately people can't see the amazing things they contribute to this planet.

That's what the American International Rattlesnake Museum is all about! They want to give families not just an entertaining and unique experience, but one that educates on some misunderstood creatures.

The museum is actually a conservation museum, which shows all who visits the hundreds of ways that the rattlesnakes, as well as other creatures who are considered "less desirable". have had a impact on the planet, and also our lives.

Through memorabilia, artifacts, and now don't be scared, but the LARGEST collection of live rattlesnake species in the WORLD! Crazy! There are most species than the Bronx Zoo, National Zoo, Denver Zoo, San Francisco, San Diego, AND Philadelphia zoos...all combined! That's amazing!

The Rattlesnake Museum has species from all over the Americas - from the north, central and of course the south. They are all presented in beautiful recreated habitats, so the snakes don't feel out of place from where they would naturally grow up. 

Once you have finished checking out the snakes themselves, you can check out some of the very cool snake memorabilia!

The museum explores the myths of the snakes, and can even cure phobias once people really understand them. It's a fascinating, eye opening, and educational family day out in New Mexico…don’t forget to read up on all the hiss….tory of the snakes! (Get it…? Hiss….it’s good isn’t it!)

Don’t forget to say hi to the snakes! There certainly are plenty of them...!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$5
  • Children$3
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

11:30am - 5:30pm weekdays / 10am - 6pm Sat / 1pm - 5pm Sun. Summer: 10am - 6pm 6 days / 1pm - 5pm Su

All year round. Closed major holidays

Teachers corner

The museum LOVE having school groups! They have 90 minute programs, as well as offers to come to you! .

Any Top Tips?

It's worth keeping an eye on the kids at all times just in case - they are live snakes after all! .

Doing our bit

The museum are dedicated to educating about the snakes, and making sure that they are understood so they can be protected in the future .

Need a little extra help?

If you have any disabilities, just give them a call to see what help they can give you .

Can I get one of those?

The gift shop is a great way to pick up some snake memorabilia, without having the take a real snake home! From shirts and gifts...take those pennies! .

More information

They have fun trivia games online! .

What people are saying?

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    I first started going there when I was 5 years old. We gave Bob our Boa constrictor because we were moving to a climate that was unsuitable for our snake. Every time I go to Albuquerque to visit family we stop by. 22 years later and I still love going.

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    The Rattlesnake Museum is a Must see when you visit albq. I been quite a few times, went yesterday with my brother,niece,and nephew. We were also lucky to talk with Bob, who is the director of the museum. Very knowledgeable guy, the museum couldnt be in better hands. Wether you live in Albq, or just passing threw, be sure too check out the The Rattlesnake Museum, an be sure to get a T-Shirt.

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    BRATS youth organization of the National League of Postmasters. About 30 youth aged 7 - 17 from around the country, visited the Rattlesnake Museum in July 2011. What a fantastic exhibit! The youth were amazed and intrigued by the displays. Mr. Bob Myers held a wonderful discussion time. He and the staff were very helpful. Many questions were asked - we probably overstayed our time for the tour. Thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Would recommend to everyone.

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    Good enough for craigyferg good enough for me. Fantastic curator/owner

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    Forty 3rd graders from Duranes Elementary School visited the Rattlesnake Museum and absolutely loved it. They spent time looking at the exhibits and then watched a video which was preceded and followed by a presentation by two different employees. The presenters were very comfortable with the children and answered their very interesting 9 year-old questions with both knowledge and humor. It was an educational field trip and definitely worth the money.

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