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Eastern New Mexico University Natural History Museum Portales

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Eastern New Mexico University Natural History Museum
Roosevelt Hall
Eastern New Mexico University
Portales
NM
88130
Tel: 505 562 2723

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The Natural History Museum consists of an Exhibit and a Research Collection. The Exhibit features live plants and animals native to the Llano Estacado and other regions of eastern New Mexico. The museum's Research Collection includes 10,500 specimens of mammals, 5,000 specimens of reptiles and amphibians, 1,000 specimens of birds, 10,000 specimens of fish, 30,000 specimens of invertebrates, and 10,000 specimens of plants and fungi. The research collection is closed to the public, but special tour arrangements can be made. Research at the museum focuses on the diversity, ecology, and management of New Mexico's wildlife.
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    An enjoyable experience. Lot's of interesting displays. Great for the space history buff. If you are one I would definitely recommend it. The staff was great and gave me free admission since I went right before closing and they didn't rush me. It's not the most profound museum but I think everyone can appreciate something from there. Definitely check it out if you visit Alamagordo.

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    Pretty good!

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    very interesting & would recommend it & would go again!

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    The museum was well stocked and interesting. I loved their displays on the "city of tomorrow" as envisioned by people in the past. Cool stuff. The only downside was the tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and kept it interesting, but he also kept interjecting his politics in the commentary, which I didn't appreciate. Eventually, it got annoying enough that I left the pack and finished the museum on my own.

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    Random pieces of space memorabilia that you could purchase on ebay such as a polo shirt worn by an astronaut in space.... The displays outside are the best thing this place has to offer so don't bother wasting your money on admission to see some faded photos and outdated displays that look like a middle schooler's diorama

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