New Mexico Museum of Space History Alamogordo

Where is it at?

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New Mexico Museum of Space History
3198 State Road 2001
Tel: 505 437 2840


While driving through Alamogordo on Highway 54/70, look for the New Mexico School for the Visually Handicapped. Turn towards the mountains on Indian Wells Road and drive to the end of the road. At the T-intersection, turn left on Scenic Drive. The entrance to the New Mexico Museum of Space History is just on your right.

Where are we going today?

The New Mexico Museum of Space History is where you can have an out of this world family day out with the whole family!

This fascinating museum is filled with indoor and outdoor exhibits, that will excite, educate, and inspire kids. You never know - maybe a rocket that they design, or they pilot, will be on display in the future!

This Museum of Space History is where kids can see the real Sonic Wind I rocket sled that tested the Apollo Launch Escape System.

You can also see the LARGEST rocket every launched from the state of New Mexico - the Little Joe II

Did you know that New Mexico had such a strong space history? So much so that there is an entire exhibit that showcases the exploration and knowledge of space that has occurred here.

Have you ever wanted to be face to face with a real moon rock? You can at the New Mexico Museum of Space history! You can also see rare replicas of man made satellites, and even an early guided missile.

Kids can find out all about what it's like to life and work in space, and even really get under the skin of the science behind it all - that makes it a fascinating day out, AND a really great place that kids can learn as they walk around!

Kids may also explore the International Space Hall of Fame, theatre and planetarium with varied programming, plus explore the Memorial Gardens.

With a planetarium and movie theatre too - are you ready to boldly go where, well, many families have gone before! We are!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$7
  • Children$5 (Ages 4-12)
  • Free Under: 3 years.

When can we go?

10am - 5pm Mon, Wed - Sat / 12pm - 5pm Sun. Closed Tuesdays

Year round, but closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Teachers corner

The musuem is a great way to inspire kids to be rocket scientists if they want! They have week long camps, educational programs, and great for those STEM subjects.

I'm Hungry!

Why not grab something in the area before your visit? Then you can learn and have fun without getting distracted by your rumbling tummies!.

Any Top Tips?

Why not have a birthday party at the museum! You can book a combination of the musuem, a movie, and a fun science class - and of course a party room!.

Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to check the accessibility of the exhibits if you have any questions!.

More information

The admission listed is for the museum only. Combination tickets with the film and planetarium are also options.

What people are saying?

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