Museums

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Albuquerque

Where is it at?

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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
1801 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque
NM
87104
Tel: 505 841 2800

Directions

From Interstate 40, take Rio Grande Boulevard south about half a mile to Mountain Road, then east on Mountain Road less than a half a mile to the Museum, turning north on 18th street to the parking lot. The Museum entrance is on 18th Street.

Where are we going today?

Just minutes away from Old Town, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science takes you on a journey through the natural history of New Mexico, from the formation of the universe to the present.

And it's pretty cool!

This interactive, high-tech museum is FILLED with great exhibits for the kids to enjoy, and learn from, and be surprised by!

Have you ever seen an active volcano, or explored an Ice Age cave? You can here! Kids can learn all about the microcomputer and how it revolutionized the way we live, and how life on Earth emerged?

Make sure you visit the Hall Of The Stars, where the universe comes to life, and the night sky is explained.

And of course, what Natural History museum would be complete without dinosaurs! Yep - those prehistoric creatures fill this museum of natural history and science - and they are waiting for you! You can see the process of extracting dinosaur fossils from the rock that has hidden them for millions of years, or you can see fascinating life-size sculptures.

Make sure you spend time face to face with the second largest T-Rex EVER found....how amazing! His name is Stan, and he's pretty huge! In fact, he's 40ft long and 12ft high....

There is also a fascinating planetarium for the family to visit and enjoy shows, at an extra admission.

There is so much to see and do at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, you might just have to head back again and again to check it all out!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8 admission. $7 planetarium show
  • Children$5 (Ages 3 to 12). $4 planetarium show
  • Free Under: 2 years.
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9am to 5pm daily.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

Teachers corner

Schools are always welcome, so why not head on over to explore the museum! They can also bring the natural history to you!.

I'm Hungry!

The M Cafe is a great place to stop for lunch or snacks.

Healthy Eating!

There are healthy options available in the cafe.

Any Top Tips?

Keep an eye on events where you can learn specific topics, great for kids aged 4 to 12 years. .

Need a little extra help?

Call for details of available assistance..

Can I get one of those?

The NatureWorks Store is FILLED with educational, unique and fun gifts and souvenirs to take home, including books, toys, games and hands-on science kits. .

More information

Check out the Dynatheater shows, which are an additional cost but are great viewing for the family!.

What people are saying?

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    One day me and my dad went to the museum that was the first day. Now I go there all the time I could be a tourist. But naaa.

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    Fun entertaining for people of all ages

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    Awesome Place. Can't wait to visit again. Wish had more time and that the planetarium wasn't out of order.

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    Love the tour first time here

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    Ilove this place. Never have i had so much enjoyment out of a science museum.

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