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!
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.Get directions
$8 admission. $7 planetarium show
$5 (Ages 3 to 12). $4 planetarium show
The M Cafe is a great place to stop for lunch or snacks
Keep an eye on events where you can learn specific topics, great for kids aged 4 to 12 years.
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.
Schools are always welcome, so why not head on over to explore the museum! They can also bring the natural history to you!
There are healthy options available in the cafe
Call for details of available assistance.
Check out the Dynatheater shows, which are an additional cost but are great viewing for the family!
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